Just checking in ! CCM & ICD implanted patient ! Feeling great !
Just checking in! I had previous posts regarding being implanted by a revolutionary new device called a CCM (Cardiac Contractility Modulator by Impulse Dynamics, FDA approved in 2020) and also an Abbot ICD one year prior. I am a machine, lol ! I am fairly young (40s) and I feel better overall. I feel as if my genetic heart condition (LMNA Cardiomyopathy) is at least getting better. The overall effect has been amazing. Did well on my last stress test. The device makers, my doctors agree that I should be able to reverse my fatalistic heart condition to least 1 level from NYHA class 3 to 2.
There were some hiccups though. I take about 11 pills a day and doctors and the device makers have adjusted my voltages a few times. Both devices are not supposed to have crosstalk but I feel that there is sometimes. There were a couple of times in which my CCM device charger / regulator thing beeped a couple of times. This indicated that it was rebooted or not working properly but since then I've had visits at the hospital in which the device makers adjusted and optimized the device further.
I also had a baby 1 week after my implant, my wife almost died during the birthing process She had epidural issues in which she had to be revived with the baby also needing to be revived. A week after the birth - my brother passed away from covid but the overall cause of death after the autopsy was determined to be - LMNA Cardiomyopathy. Which is the same condition I have. Not only did my dad die of this condition but now my brother. It has been a difficult time for me contrasted by the joyous birth of my daughter.
Anyway, I just wanted to update and also give some further words of encouragement, we will all get thru this somehow !
You know you're wired when...
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Yesterday I moved to a new place in my mind and realized how bad I felt 'before' and the difference my pacemaker has made.