Hi all fellow pacers. It has been awhile since I gave been on here. Back in October I had a pacemaker implanted. Then after having pneumonia due to Covid I had a vtach episode and landed back in the hospital in December to have it replaced with a CRT-D. The Dr that did my first surgery did this one as well. He put it so close to my breast that it started sinking down. I was then transferred to another hospital with more equipped Heart Dr's. This Dr scheduled my surgery and moved it up and over and anchored it to my Collarbone. In all I had 5 Surgeries in 2 months ( October --back to back because of the lead dislodging.... December -1st to put in the CRT-D and take out other one and then yet again another because of the lead... It to began to move thus leading to the transfer and new Dr "correcting" Other Dr's mistake). (Didn't leave hospital until The day after Christmas)
After 6 Months of having last surgery I am Finally doing much better. Still sharp "pin" like pain around device but other than that mostly pain free. I have had bouts of depression and anxiety but nothing like after the first implant in October.
My new device is a Medtronic Cobalt and I named it R2D2