Anxiety about my pacemaker
I wanted to say that I am new and this site is great. I wish I would have found it 2 yrs ago but at that time I was in denial about the pacemaker. Since then I have had this fear that my battery will die or my leads will come loose and I will drop dead.
Am I the only one that feels that way? Last week I was called and told to go to the ER immediately. They had read the holter that I wore the week earlier and found several pauses. They cant beleive I never passed out. The chance of me dropping dead was also high. So I ended up in surgery. The pacemaker was removed from my abdomen and a new one was placed in my chest. The said that is was possibly a lead fracture.
Now I'm even more terrified that I could drop dead after this. I also have no underlying rhythm. so no battery no life!!