Pacemaker dependent and battery getting low
It's getting close! I am on my 5th pacemaker, the current one was placed on valentines day 2013. So it's made it 9 years, by far the longest I've had one last. I am pacemaker dependent with no underlying heart rate. I'm getting super nervous that my battery will run out soon. My last one went into EOL 7 days after they told me I had 6 months left. Felt horrible but they got it replaced quickly. This one has said I'm down to 6 months since November. For the last 2 months it's said 4 months and we've been checking every 2 weeks to get it to ERI to schedule surgery. It's been at 2.85 volts for 6 weeks now and thwy won't replace till its at 2.3 volts. I'm just afraid it will suddenly drop all at once and I'll get stuck feeling like I did before. Super frustrated today as I was suppos3d to have a telehealth with Dr. To discuss options and start planning and I ended up speaking with his PA who acted like I was over reacting and that I had several months left and that pacemakers don't just die randomly. Jerk. Anyways, just trying to keep myself from stressing as I have a 6 year old and summers starting and I have lots of plans thwy are being held up because I don't know when this is going to happen! I hate waiting and worrying.