I went in on Thursday afternoon, mainly for pre-op stuff, X-Ray, anti-biotic drip, paperwork etc. Then on Friday morning 7.30AM I was first cab off the rank and was wheeled into the Cardio Lab where my Cardiologist cut open my chest, removed and replaced the Metronics ICD which I had inserted for the last seven years. He did this without full anaesthetics, a procedure that took about 40 minutes. He didn't need to replace the leads into my heart this time. They kept me in for a second night for more anti-biotics. Apparently the greatest risk in this procedure is infection. So I am right again for the next eight yerars, after which we'll do it all over again. I would also like to mention that I recovered without a single dose of pain killers, tablets or otherwise. How about that.
11 hours ago