Upgrade to CRT seamless
I've mentioned lately that I had surgery scheduled last Friday to upgrade my PM (St. Jude 2240) to a 3-lead for CRT. Also St. Jude but we are still getting acquainted. The surgery was reported as a dream surgery with super easy placement of the third lead. Yeah, yeah, I was semi awake but in no pain for the most part and I heard three "Dammits!" so I doubt it was as easy as they told me. There were also several shoves right over the PM which I felt, but in my mind I'm saying that the new pacer was a wee bit bigger than the old pocket because that is an explanation I can believe.
It doesn't matter. Here is what matters: My O²Sat is back to 98-100%, something I haven't seen for years. I am not constantly fatigued. I have not needed so much as an OTC Tylenol since I came home. Yes, it's painful if I move my arm too far or put weight on it, but that's no surprise. Yes, I am babying both my arm and myself in general for a few days. But I'm a happy, happy, happy camper.
With the first PM it took awhile to notice that it was helping, since my sole symptom was occasional passing out. After a while I noticed I hadn't passed out since the surgery. This surgery had IMMEDIATE results. I am so happy!