Well, I'm still very new to the ICD world as I've had mine for just over 2 weeks.
I can say that I don't seem to have as many PVC's as I was. Perhaps that's the pacing my ICD provides or maybe it's because I'm a bit less stressed knowing that I have the ICD there in me to protect me...my safety net.
My healing process from the surgery has been uneventful. It wasn't too painful. I used extra strength Tylenol for the pain but only for a day or two afterwards.
I'm adjusting to (what I consider) the very noticeable bump under my skin where the ICD is. Of course, I'm probably more sensitive to that. Brent (my husband) said after the small scar heals you won't be able to tell that anything is there...AAAHHH he's such a sweetheart!
MI - 6/02 - received 2 stents - RCA
OHS - 11/02 - single bypass & mitral valve repair
ICD placement - 7/05
Thank you God for another day of life. Help me to make the most of it and send me someone I can help today!