Getting a new lead in a different country
Hi all! Let me just it's wonderful that there is a site like this one. I'm 29 and I've had a pacemaker for 5 years now, due to neurocardiogenic syncope... I've felt much better since then, except for the last few months when I got exceptionally tired. So I went to see the pacemaker technician and they said they have to replace a lead. The NHS, in the UK, just sent me a letter saying that I'm being admitted on Monday to replace the lead. I'm originally from Mexico and have always been treated in private hospitals over there. Anyone can tell me what a lead revision feels like? Does it leave another scar or do they cut on top of the old one?
As for the recovery, my parents keep asking me if I want them to come and I keep saying it's not such a big deal... but I'm actually a little scared. What do you think? Is recovery very bothersome? How long do I have to stay in bed?
Sorry for all the questions... thanks for being there. :)