ICD implant under the muscle
I'm new here and just wondered if anyone has had their defibrillator implanted under the muscle? I just had one put in on the 13th of April and was told by my Dr. he had to go over 1"+ under the muscle to put mine in. The thing that is upsetting me now is that I can see the lump still. I would think being that far under the muscle it wouldn't show. I can also feel the hard box when I barely press on the area (I can even feel the edges of it). Is it possible he put it over the muscle and just told me he went under?? It doesn't show like a box where you can completely see the outline like you see on most people, but it does show a bit, especially when looked at from an angle. I'm 33 years old and am still in the stage where I'm still concerned about the appearance of it. I am thinking maybe it needs time for the swelling to go all the way down but it seems to be showing more as the swelling goes down.
The whole thing is just upsetting me since they aren't 100% sure I passed out b/c of the results from the EP study, they just told me I should get it as a safety net. Anyway, any info you guys have with under the muscle implants would be really helpful. Thanks!
You know you're wired when...
You need to be re-booted each morning.
I am just grateful to God that I lived long enough to have my ICD put in. So many people are not as lucky as us; even though we sometimes don't feel lucky.