Update of Repositioning
I had some good news from the surgeon followup after the CT scan. My leads are not damaged from the CRT-D dropping and flipping 90 degrees when I lie on my right side. He said the leads are very vulnerable and I am lucky. I breathed a sigh of relief and said I guess it wasn't going to be complicated, but he quickly answered where the CRT-D is it is very complicated and he only does complicated cases. The CT scan had amazing 3D images, adjusting filters and being able to see all angles of my device and leads. I'm set for Dec 14, with a few more tests to be scheduled for next week. I will spend the first day or so in ICU, then moved to a step down cardiac unit until discharge, probably 2 days. He will place the device under the pectoral muscle and stitch it down very well. He is anxious to find out why the CRT-D has dropped down so far.
You know you're wired when...
You have a high-tech ticker.
I finished 29th in London in 2 hours 20 minutes 30 seconds which is my fastest with or without a device so clearly it didnt slow me down ! I had no problems apart from some slight chaffing on my scar - more Vaseline next time.