Brand New Updated Pacemaker
I haven't posted much on this site for sometime, but it is nice to log in and get up to date with what is happening. It has always been comforting to share experiences, with old timers, and those new to the life saving world of heart pacemaking.
I had my pacemaker fitted in 2006, for heart block, which is now permanent and I require constant pacing but it has initiated Atrial fibrilation, which is uncomfortable. A little price to pay for 15 years of life, and hopefully many more. I have just had my second replacement pacemaker, an Essentio MRI DR L111 fitted, which I was surprised to learn, enables me to have an MRI scan should I need one. They have advanced so much over 15 years.
It wasn't a pleasant experience, I had to have a temporary pacing wire inserted through the groin vein to the heart to enable the procedure, which took about.90 minutes under local anesthetic. But as usual eveyone was wonderful and caring, at the University Hospital of Wales, Heath Park, Cardiff, UK..
Many thanks to all those that have and continue to contribute to this life giving facilty, particularly this site which offers so much help to those suddenly faced with having a pacemaker. If anybody has any questions that I can answer from my 15 years of experience please feel free to message me, meanwhile, everybody have a very happy holiday.