So I went to see my EP last week to check for a handful of things. They've scheduled an Echo and vascular Doppler to check for PAD. While there they said I've got about 6 months left on my device. I knew it was probably getting close. She said because I have been having a lot of symptoms lately my ERI could end up being scheduled sooner. I go back in 3 months to see where we are. I pace 37% as of now.
I guess my question is what to expect? My first implant was not an easy in an out procedure. I woke up during, it wouldn't stay in the pocket, I passed out 2 hours post op and was unresponsive for 20ish min. That resulted in a 11day stay.
This doc is not the same who implanted my first. She said the procedure would be easy in and out and you don't even stay over night anymore and because my leads are good it's just the battery replacement.
however because I've never done anything that's not complicated, I'm a little worried it won't be so easy?
I go Friday for the Echo and Doppler to see if they come up with anything about why I've been feeling so bad lately. I was also diagnosed with Seronegative Rhuematoid Arthritis last year, so knowing I've been dealing with immflamation and it can cause vascular issues is concerning. (I was told I had a severe blockage in the R leg and a moderate in the L) from the whole Blood Pressure test thing.
So has anyone been down this road that hasn't had perfect implants and replacements?