I’m alive. But I’m not happy.
Today’s pacemaker/defibrillator surgery was successful. For maybe half an hour.
The docs were very pleased as I came out of surgery. The vein presented a target large enough and they were able to thread the replacement wire into my heart. Everything was working as it should. I began to feel better as my heart pumped more efficiently.
But between the O.R. and the recovery area, the wire backed out of the vein. I have to go through this stuff once again. That’s the bad news.
The good news is that I’m alive and the surgeon thinks a second attempt can work with a different wire with a different attachment device. We get another chance. My electro physiologist surgeon is booked solid tomorrow. Maybe we can get a Friday schedule. If not, we have to wait until next Wednesday or Thursday.
I’m bummed. But encouraged.