Hi Manifestor, I had a defibrilator implanted about
t 5 years ago. To make a long story short, after gallbladder surgery the Dr's found that I had arrythmia's (no history of heart issues) & said I needed it. The surgery wasnt bad at all. I went to the hospital, they did the implant and I spent the night and went home the next day. As Els said, recovery is pretty simple. The surgical site is pretty tender and bruised, but it goes away. For the first month or so I was afraid it would go off, but after, when it didn't, I put it on ignore. I was tired of being afraid. It honestly is not that big of a deal. I was more concerned with the scar than with the actual defibrilator. There really shouldnt be any deterioration of your fathers quality of life, in fact it should IMPROVE! :) Good luck to you and your father.
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