One Week Pre-Pacemaker
I'm one week away from receiving my first pacemaker. So glad I found this website - now I don't have to go through this alone.
Quick history- Hodgkins Disease in 1993 with chemo and radiation. Heart attack in 2015 with stints. Double bypass and double valve replacement to mechanical values in 2017 followed by conitinued cocktail of warfarin, diltizem, metapropal, and digoxin. Now I've been diagnosed with 3rd degree heart block (3 episodes during a 2 week monitor) and an appointment has been set to insert a pacemaker.
I've faced enough over time that another surgery doesn't bother me. I'm just frustrated that it's another permanent device and I have no idea how I'm going to feel aftewards and going forwards. I'm hopeful this is a full step forward and not two steps back. Planning to spend the next week doing all the research I can.