Azartist
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Azartist, August 5,  2020  9:06pm EST

ICD Implant surgery

Hello,

I had my ICD implant surgery yesterday. It went well. I am VERY sore today, though. I was told that the pain will lessen in a few days. I was wearing a LifeVest for almost 4 months, ao I am thrilled to finally be rid of it! Looking forward to healing, and getting my life back. When I woke up in hospital, a nurse was watching the ICD monitor. She told me that the ICD had already started "pacing" my heart, and that I definitely needed it. 

It's very strange to have this in my chest. It's very visible. I'm sure over time I will get used to it. Like I said, the area is very tender.

OK, I'm just rambling now... the pain meds must've kicked in! So grateful to be alive!

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  • AHAASAKatie
    AHAASAKatie, August 6,  2020  9:13am EST

    Congratulations! This is such excellent news! Please keep us updated on how you are feeling, pain med rambles are welcome here. :) Best Katie

  • RickinStlv
    RickinStlv, August 25,  2020  3:42pm EST

    I wish the very best of luck! I have haf my ICD now since 2005. I have been shocked by my ICD on several occasions. However, I have been shock-free for a little over a year now. I will warn you that being shocked is not a good feeling to say the vety least. It is my hope that you will never need to be shocked. Just follow your doctor's advice and hopefully you will be fine. 

     

    Take care

    Rick

    August 25, 2020

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