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A winner, but no more battles.

Postby Forlyd » Sun Mar 04, 2012 11:14 pm

Hello All,
Old Lydia here.
Just had my ICD of 2010 replaced by a dual chamber upgraded ICD.
I knew that it was a big risk to have a general anesthetic but, with only 6 months left before my under performing liver through me off my perch, I had to GO FOR IT !!!
Had a really bad night on Wednesday 29th. Next morning blood pressure was LOW ! 56/33 ! Staff of Freeman's coronary care unit did me proud. Oxygen and drugs got me up to 100/66 by Saturday morning. New ICD tuned to give pacing of 90 beats per minute.
Now, kidneys working fine, liver improved 100%, jaundice fading !!! Still got itchy back but, hoping this will fade in time with improving liver function.
Maybe the doc will let me " Leg It " in 2 or 3 days.
But I have to accept that such a bad response to the general asnethetic means I have faught my last battle.
What I have now is all there will be.
Now I know how much is owed to those who take such good care of me.
Love to you all from Lydia.
Tof,Pulmonary valvotomy 1952,Pott's shunt 1955,Pott's correction-VSD & dacron graft with Hancock valve 1975. Ablation 2001.Bivent.fail & AF 2002. Cardioversion 2002.Paroxy AF 2002. Ostial stenosis right CA. Cardiac arrrest-ICD 2004. In AF-vent/pacing.
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Postby vicki » Sun Mar 04, 2012 11:36 pm

Oh Lydia,

I'm glad you've come through to fight another day :-)

Stay strong, we need "oldies" here to give the young ones hope.

I hope you have some lovely spring weather to aid your recovery (although you might have to move to the South of France).

Kind thoughts

Vicki
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Postby Fran » Mon Mar 05, 2012 4:39 pm

Hi Lydia,
It may not necessarily be the last ICD that you have. I have just had mine replaced under local anaesthetic with sedation. I am 64 years old. It may not be possible to have surgery but another ICD is not out of the question. Hope you soon recover. I have only had mine for 6 weeks and am now back to normal. Sue
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A Winner,but no more battles

Postby Forlyd » Thu Mar 08, 2012 10:15 pm

Hi All,
Back home now since Wednesday.
You could be right Vicki, the south of France sounds good because even with the central heating on all day and night I still feel freezing !!
I too had my ICD of 2010 replacement for low battery done under local Fran, but this one was to fit an extra wire to the right side of the heart as well as fitting an upgraded ICD.
But HEY, it looks like a huge success. Blood pressure is near to "FIT PEOPLE'S" so I can't grumble can I ?
Slowly getting better but not in any hurry. Wouldn't want to mess up Mr. Sheperds brilliant work.
Take great care of yourselves,
Love from Lydia.
Tof,Pulmonary valvotomy 1952,Pott's shunt 1955,Pott's correction-VSD & dacron graft with Hancock valve 1975. Ablation 2001.Bivent.fail & AF 2002. Cardioversion 2002.Paroxy AF 2002. Ostial stenosis right CA. Cardiac arrrest-ICD 2004. In AF-vent/pacing.
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Postby keano » Wed Mar 14, 2012 8:29 pm

lydia

yovue done us alll proud. such an inspiration you are. you just take it easy and get recovered.

this is as good as it gets for all of us darling xxx
Sharon
AF & ASD diagnosed March 2008 London Heart Hospital
closure OHS for 19mm ASD 20 october 2009
frontal drainage fluid on heart 15 november 2009
full sternotomy and fluid drainage 17 november 2009
AF / catherter ablation - success Jan 2009
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