So much information!
I'm redoing this because it didn't post and now I can't remember everything I said! Lori: My daughter's heart block was diagnosed in 1994 at her kindergarten physical when her pediatrician heard a murmur (I believe) and sent her to a cardiologist. I had hoped we would be able to "watch and wait" for several years, but her first pacer implant was in 1998. As you read in my "bio", it hasn't been smooth sailing since...
Smitty: You are apparently the resident guru. Would you (and anyone else) please read my "bio" when you have time and give me any/all comments you have about the various components of my daughter's situation?
Blake: Are you the man behind this wonderful forum? Great job!
Luckyloo: I can't seem to figure out how to email you for the link you told goodoscar about 6/16 to the really good Cleveland Clinic lead extraction site. Would you please email me with that? Would you, Lori, goodoscar, and all the others please let us know how your second opinions/lead extractions went/are going?
Should my college-bound daughter get a single-strap backback? (She's talking about one big enough to carry her laptop computer, too.) I don't remember anyone suggesting that. I'm new here (8/14) and so am trying to catch up and absorb all this welcome information. Any Nebraskans here yet? Thanks to all for your help. Really appreciate it! MJ