Fun day! Aborted PM implant session!!
Well, this has been a fun day! I was scheduled to have my PM installed today at UCLA-Santa Monica hospital with my amazing doctor. Showed up at 6AM this morning, got prepped, drowsed off under sedation and woke up to find out that they couldn't finish the job! Why? 'Cause they got in there and discovered that the vein they wanted to use was too small - something to do with a stenum bone that kind of bends in towards the heart cavity and, since birth, has probably played a little havoc with the vein structures in there!
Rather than immediately try the right side, Doctor Dave decided to back out, stop the process and set me up for a CAT scan next week to see what's really going on in there and whether there's another vein somewhere that can work.
The good news? This "dry run" was a piece of cake! I've got the incision but it's absolutely of no concern or problem. And my doctor is simply a rare find - somebody in the medical profession who will cheerfully and honestly respond to my emails and carry on a good dialogue to reach the right results.
Knowing what I know now, I'm so glad to be doing this and can't wait until the process reaches its intended goal. And for all of you who answered my questions a month or so ago about this PM thing, my deepest thanks.
To be continued . . . !!