It is funny last night I started to do my R post, knew what I was going to do it on, had it all planned out but just couldn’t get it on paper. Lol. Maybe the problem was I needed to put my heart in it, literally put my heart in it. Yes, the letter R went from Retirement to Replacement.
Today I had an appointment for a pacemaker check and a consultation with the cardiologist. We knew it was getting close to replacement time for my 10-year-old pacemaker; 6 weeks ago it showed 3 to 9 months longevity. Today when I went for my assessment it showed that it had switched over to standby mode the same day it was checked last month. They assured me this was not uncommon. A pacemaker usually has 90 days built in for back up. When it goes to standby mode it will still work if needed however it is not recording any episodes or anything. That means I have already used 48 days of my built in 90 days. So guess what – May 1st Replacement of the generator portion of the pacemaker. It will be outpatient surgery. The doctor is almost certain the leads or wires going into my heart will be fine, of course there is that chance that she might see something when she gets inside. I am praying and believing there will not be any problems and everything will go smoothly.
I have been very lucky with my pacemaker. It has never given me any problems and it has had a good life. They predicted it would last 5 – 7 years when it was put in, however mine is only used 27% of the time. April 30th will be 10 years. Praise the Lord!
"The LORD will give strength unto his people; the LORD will bless his people with peace." Psalm 29:11
until next time...nel
7 months ago