report on 1.4.2024

I just received a detailed report of the 1.4.2024 remote interrogation.  Kinda wish I didn't get this because it makes me not really trust the whole healthcare/insurance system. (2nd time in my life I have felt this way)

 It says I had 3 months left on the battery and 23 days later it switched to ERI. Then I had to wait 12 days for the surgery with weakness, shortness of breath, dizziness, and inability to take care of myself. 

Have yet to find the written word that the ERI setting has been eliminated.  Only word of mouth from yall (thank goodness) and my EP nurses. 

Supposedly I have 16 years on this new PM. The planner in me has already made notations for the next replacement.  I have to rely on their interpretation of the information coming from my PM. 

 


5 Comments

Life- device and all

by natalie - 2024-02-18 14:36:51

Thank you Angry Sparrow.  I had a momentary pitty party. Life is unpredictable and I'm gonna roll as best I can and will continue to follow this fantistic group of PM livers! 

Love to you all from rainy Florida,

Natalie

Battery life varying

by atiras - 2024-02-18 16:01:25

On my first checkup for my current device my battery life went from 2 years to 8 in the space of a couple of minutes... tech changed two settings (turned autocapture off and increased the delay before my ventricle was paced.)

battery life

by Tracey_E - 2024-02-19 10:13:57

Unfortunately battery life is unpredictable! Those numbers are always just an estimate. I've had them switch modes faster than predicted, others continued to say 3 months for another 6 or more months. It's frustrating. 

I'm ready for some sunshine! We traded rain for cloudy and windy. 

Hugs!

by Lavender - 2024-02-19 13:32:10

Natalie, it's been a rough time going needlessly through those twelve days. Probably it caused some anxiety that you never want to experience that again. Sixteen years is a long time. Many new advances will come along. Don't worry in advance. I'm sure you have some anger too at having been put into that position. I know that I would! 💞💗

Natalie

by PacedNRunning - 2024-02-24 01:27:29

Sorry you had to go through that. This really needs to change! I agree!!  I just had my first battery replacement and thankfully I did NOT have to wait for ERI. I was changed out with 6 mos remaining. It was stressful watching it tick down and my doctor kept assuring me I didn't have to wait.  It could be which insurance company we are with but it needs to change for ALL of them. None of us should have to go through that.  I'm sorry and hopefully the next time it will be better

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