32 and wired!
I’m 32 and 5 weeks ago after having my baby they found that a had ventricular tachycardia by coincidence. I had to have a c section so I was hooked up to a heart monitor and as I was laying with my baby in the hospital bed talking to the nurse machines started going off and the nurse kept asking if I were okay and or going to pass out? No, I’m fine was my response but the machines kept going off. Finally she called the on call doctor and she kept saying that she’s in vtach and I’m just talking to her and then that she wasn’t kidding. 35 minutes of vtach later and about 15 people I was headed up to the ICU with the crash cart on my legs after two rounds of some sort of shot a as soon as we hit a bump to get into the elevator. silence. The machine finally went off and the meds worked. Two weeks later I have a dual defibrillator pacemaker put in and can’t breastfeed due to heart meds or lay my child on my left chest. Add the the already anxiety from being afraid this thing will go off while I have the baby, I now have to get a portacath placed on my right chest so I can get phlebotomy treatments. All my veins have collapsed and it’s my only option. I have hemachromatosis and have to get them every week. Does the anxiety ever end?? I’m scared of this device and now scared to go down for another procedure.