Thursday, May 22, 2014


As most of you already know, I was told that I would need a Pacemaker device installed because my heart was not function normally. 

Well Last Wednesday 5.14.14 I went to Missoula MT for the operation. Everything went well.
During the operation, they did not totally knock me out as I thought that they would, but they gave me something to calm my nerves and to keep me in that state of "Twilight" where you're awake, and yet you are detached from reality. 

I could feel the needle going in to deaden the pain, but also the tugs and pulls as they cut into the skin with the laser.

It was unnerving to hear the doctor say, "wheres that blood coming from?" followed by, "Oh there, never mind." Followed by the sound of the suction.
However, when all was said and done, it went very well.

I am on a monitor at home and it checks at about 2am to see if the device is functioning and it gets updates. That is a bit unsettling as well.

Here is a picture of the device they put in for those that have never seen a Pacemaker.


 Its amazing to me that this small device is now responsible to making sure my Heart is beating correctly and fuctioning normally. When at first I heard Pacemaker, I am thinking that it was some box that sits outside the body, and that wires were put in the chest and all this nonsense fears. I also pictured that they were going to open up my entire chest to do the implants of the wires and stuff.  I couldn't have been more wrong in my fears.

So if anything, do research, find out more about what the doctor is talking about and talk to your doctor about the questions you have, the fears you have no matter how silly or far-fetched they may seem.

I am doing well, and yesterday had a 10 day check up, everything is perfect.

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