What Qualifies for Surgery Rescheduling?
I am scheduled for a first-time pacemaker implant this Thursday (dual-chamber, rate response Medtronic). I am desperate to get this procedure done as I have been unable to function normally for about a year now (I'm 34 years old male, married with an 8 year old son). My current desperation stems from the fact that a week ago I caught some kind of respiratory virus. I saw my GP last Thursday & she said my lungs sounded clear (at the time) but still put me on some meds which I have now finished. I made the mistake (?) of telling my Electrophysiologist's office and the nurse said she would talk to me on Tuesday (tomorrow) to see how I'm doing before they reschedule the surgery. Wednesday is my pre-op tests including chest xray. I feel 100% better, but still have an occasional productive cough... My question is, does anyone know what specific conditions would force the surgery to be rescheduled? If I have an occasional cough but the chest xray is clear, can the surgery proceed? I refuse to let them reschedule this simply on the basis of a whim & phone conversation.
You know you're wired when...
You need to be re-booted each morning.
I just want to share about the quality of life after my pacemaker, and hopefully increase awareness that lifestyles do not have to be drastically modified just because we are pacemaker recipients.