|I'm a lady, of course, and my chest is|
a whole lot prettier than this one.
Pally will live with me the rest of my life. Her job is to make certain my heart is beating regularly and doing the best it can. If my heart's in trouble, Pally can give it a shock to bring it in to line.
It was a tough decision for me. I had no idea that I was ready for such interventions. I thought I was doing pretty well for an old lady. I square dance regularly and go to Curves three times a week. I eat well. It took me a while to think it through and decide that this is what I wanted to do. (Well, I think I really didn't want to do it, but it was the best of my options.)
I was in the Cardiovascular Institute near my home from 6:15 AM until 4 PM. That's not long considering what happened in that amount of time. I was semi awake for the operation. (I would have been more awake, but I had to get up powerful early.)
A rep from Boston Scientific told me he was in the operating room to operate the device. He told me that a day later when he hung a magnifier-like device over my shoulder, went to the computer and told me everything was fine - except that he wanted my heart to beat a little faster - so he told the device what he wanted. I could feel my heart speed up a little. I really feel bionic now.
So, it's a little more than 48 hours later and I've been taking care of myself and marveling about Pally. It was scary not being in the hospital even overnight, but it had it's pluses - like I slept in my own bed that night with my husband beside me. That beats the hospital any time.
Now that it's over I wonder what the big deal was. The procedure itself was clear cut and fairly simple. I've been promised that I'll feel a lot better. Feeling better hasn't happened yet, but what do I expect in 48 hours or so?
So, Pally and I are fine and learning how to work together. My scar is just under my collarbone and won't be a problem when I wear a bikini. (That's because you're never going to see me in a bikini.)
Now I have to follow instructions and work towards driving again (groan) and going back to my usual stuff. It will just take a little time.