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  • I get my new ICD on the 31st

    We, I will be going in to have my ICD replaced on May 31st. They said it would be fast and a lot easier than the first one. But the nurse said that it seems to be that the site for the replacement can be more swollen and sore than the first time around. I will ask for a week off work. I am a checker at a store and have a lot of lifting and moving of my arms.

    I think it should be ok. The hardest part of the day will be having to get up at 4:00am to get to the hospital by 6:00am. I am not a morring person. I will let you know when it is done.
    Donna B. HCM & ICD. 2 sons with HCM. Brother passed away from HCM at the age of 39. Mother has HCM.

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    Donna.

    Best of luck on the procedure. Happy healing.

    Leon
    God Squad co-moderator
    Nothing is as gentle as strength and nothing is as strong as gentleness

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      Replacements are MUCH easier then the original implant. I was in the hospital for 3.5 hours start to finish! It was really easy - (still hurt afterwards for a few days).

      Good Luck!
      Lisa
      Knowledge is power ... Stay informed!
      YOU can make a difference - all you have to do is try!

      Dx age 12 current age 46 and counting!
      lost: 5 family members to HCM (SCD, Stroke, CHF)
      Others diagnosed living with HCM (or gene +) include - daughter, niece, nephew, cousin, sister and many many friends!
      Therapy - ICD (implanted 97, 01, 04 and 11, medication
      Currently not obstructed
      Complications - unnecessary pacemaker and stroke (unrelated to each other)

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      • #4
        Good wishes Donna. Speedy recovery!

        Pam
        Dx @ 47 with HOCM & HF:11/00
        Guidant ICD:Mar.01, Recalled/replaced:6/05 w/ Medtronic device
        Lead failure,replaced 12/06.
        SF lead recall:07,extracted leads and new device 2012
        [email protected] Tufts, Boston:10/5/03; age 50. ( [email protected] 240 mmHg ++)
        Paroxysmal A-Fib: 06-07,2010 controlled w/sotalol dosing
        Genetic mutation 4/09, mother(d), brother, son, gene+
        Mother of 3, grandma of 3:Tim,27,Sarah,33w/6 y/o old Sophia, 5 y/o Jack, Laura 34, w/ 5 y/o old Benjamin

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          Donna it should go very well, and very fast. I wish you the best and a speedy recovery. I worked as an EP nurse for a great clinic, doing the follow up exams and "tweeking" the devices afterwards. Best of luck
          Ag

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            Thank you all for your thoughts and your paryers. I will talk to you about it after I get home on Tuesday.
            Donna B. HCM & ICD. 2 sons with HCM. Brother passed away from HCM at the age of 39. Mother has HCM.

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