I just got a new lease. After several attempts, the procedure to replace my left lead from the pacemaker to my heart – WORKED.
Forgive me for being a little groggy. I earned it.
Heartfelt (emphasis added) thanks to everyone who tossed up prayers, good thoughts and other positive vibes.
Special thanks to the medical team for not giving up on me. X-rays demonstrate how difficult their approach was because of the unusual construction of my heart, veins, arteries, chambers, pumps and stuff. My doctors, nurses, and technicians all hung in there. Lesser doctors might have demurred. Too difficult. But not for the Wizard. Thanks, doc.
I’ll have to double check but through the fog of pain killers, I think they said this new wire would not drain the pacemaker battery as fast. So, with luck, I may not have to have replacement surgery for five to seven years instead of every three years.
Later, I’ll probably write more but I just wanted everyone to know. I'm home. I'm happy. Now, more painkillers.
(Honey, he did too prescribe a corkscrew.)