Here I am back again. It's been a while but my ICD discharged on me again on 7/19/21. I'm feeling that PTSD again, every time my heart flutters, is it going to go off again. I thought after the shock storm in Sept 2018 I thought a single discharge wouldn't affect me this much, but it has. And the doctors are no help. The electrophysiologist increased my Amiodarone with the comment "We can't have this keep going off like this". Obviously he didn't look at my history, just at the number of times the device has discharged, a total 8. If you take off the first shock that they forced to "test" the device after implant and then treat the 5 shock storm as one, it has only gone off 3 times in 4 years with the last one being almost 3 years ago. I tried to explain that to him but he wasn't in the mood to listen to a lowly patient. Anyway, just trying to get my legs back under me after being kicked in the chest by a mule and then wrestling a bear and I guess I needed to vent. On the bright side, the echo and cath they did turned up nothing new that we didn't already know about so I guess there's that. Again, thanks for reading, hope your having a better day!
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