I got the expected ICD and maybe a heart transplant listing
After a cardiac arrest (luckily in hospital on a heart monitor with a cardiac nurse present) on 7th September (VT requiring 1 shock), I got my ICD (VVI) on 16th September, and after a pocket haematoma was sorted with compression, I came home yesterday (17th).
The two hospitals involved (Great Western at Swindon, and Queen Elizabeth at Birmingham) conferred and transferred me from Swindon to Birmingham so that my heart transplant assessment could go ahead as scheduled (before the ICD was put in). Birmingham will list me for a transplant, if a more detailed renal assessment doesn't throw up any stoppers, so that's the next step. Still not decided whether I'll accept a listing but I have a few months to decide.
Downside of all this is that Iv'e had to cancel a planned house move -- it wasn't practicable when I'm not going to be allowed to drive for at least 6 months. So I'm going to be spending the next few weeks sorting out my transport options.... sigh.