They say my leads came loose because I played with my defib in my sleep. Making it flip, the lead retracked and wound around my device like a spool of fishing line. I am so upset they said this as was my doc. The tech told me this the doc said they see this a lot in dementia people. I said one I am 52! I am not dementia! And for two as sore as it can be you would think it would hurt and you would know it when you did it or the next day.
They say it happened the first week home after the implant. My appt was this past Wed six weeks after my implant. I am surprised they did not know till then. I am so very upset. And for all this to happen when my dad is in ICU dying we are waiting for a call any day. I can't stand they told me not to drive for seven days. I may not have seven days. Family is coming from overseas tomorrow. One day at a time.
I would like to hear from those whose leads have come loose. I hope this doesn't happen again. The first time it cost over 84000 blue cross picked up 30000 so grateful they accepted that as payment in full. Now to have to do it the second time and now it is the beginning of a new year so here go deductibles and med out of pockets. Ugh! Please say a prayer this doesn't happen again. They could not tell me how to avoid this happening again. Idk. Just sad.
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