Feeling good

In April I had to have my 3rd pacemaker operation since January 2020. I had been informed by the pacemaker clinic that my rv and ra leads were failing and draining the battery. 
I have a CRT pacemaker. The third lead was working normally.

I had spells of feeling unwell since last year and I was sent for an echocardiogram.I have a mitral valve prolapse which I have had for over a year.

I thought that because I have a bedside monitor anything untoward would be picked up. Apparently a full check is done every 6 months and something else every 2 months ( I forget what- this is where I need a notebook with me)

The monitor let them know that there was a problem. I had my operation 11 days after the clinic got in touch with me.

The pacemaker clinic said to get in touch with them first if I felt unwell.

Good news- ever since my leads were replaced I have felt extremely well. I have just returned from Italy where I was going up steep inclines and steps without a problem! 
Hopefully I won't have another pacemaker operation for a while!

I would also like to say thank you to all of you who have given me helpful advice!


4 Comments

What a journey

by Gemita - 2022-06-28 15:35:04

Welcome home Aberdeen and I hope Italy didn’t disappoint?  

You have been through a great deal and I am so glad that the outcome has been so successful.  All the signs look good for a quieter pacing period ahead and I hope you get a reasonably long battery life out of your new device and that your RV/RA leads will continue to function well.

Can we safely say a success story now?  You have certainly tested your new system to the full.  I wish you lots of luck going forward.  Really excellent news

Feeling good.

by Aberdeen - 2022-06-28 15:52:22

Italy was wonderful! My tenth visit there. 
I am hoping that my health stays the same and I don't have to tell family and friends about any more pm operations!

Since the  surgeon implanted the new leads in a different way I am hoping I don't have any pacemaker operations for a while. Years I hope!

 Thank you for your kind words Gemita!

Brilliant News

by SeenBetterDays - 2022-06-28 15:53:50

Hi Aberdeen

That's so lovely to hear you have good news after all that you've been through.  Sounds like an amazing trip away.  You are giving me inspiration and hope for the future.  I hope you keep walking up those hills and feeling good!

Rebecca

Feeling good

by Aberdeen - 2022-06-28 15:57:59

Thank you very much Rebecca! Fingers crossed!

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