Replacement due sooner than expected
Hi everyone! I got my first PM implant Nov 2010 when I was 16 years old. I just went to visit my electrophysiologst at the end of April and was told I have about 2 months left until the battery goes into the "reserve mode". (I forget the actual term for it)
Well, 2 months turned into 8 days. My pacemaker went into the reserve mode 8 days after seeing my doctor. I had no idea but I just knew I felt horrible. Heart palpitations, hiccups, dizziness, shortness of breath. The whole 9 yards. I found out today that it went into the reserve mode after living like this for 3 days. (I know its meant to happen but I do not like this feeling) They are moving up my replacement surgery within the next 2-3 days.
Any advice for how to cope with these symptoms until surgery? Any advice before/during/after replacement surgery? I feel so disgusting and laying still exacerbates the heart palpitations and the uneasy feeling.