Time for a new defibrillator, however…

Hello everyone! It’s been a long while since I posted anything. Not much is new. I moved to Pennsylvania! I am no longer a Jersey girl! Well I am inside haha! Anyhow, it has been 7 years since I got my first ICD implanted. Last visit in the fall, said I still had plenty of battery. No shocks or cardiac arrests have happened so the battery is good and full. So we thought. About 10 days ago, it started beeping! Talk about a strange feeling when you realize something that is beeping and dying, is actually screwed into your heart! It looks like there is a malfunction in mine because it depleted so quickly and so low, that I have 28 days to get it replaced. From what I read, once it beeps there is about 3 to 6 months before it totally dies. Not with me! This has been expedited and they are not sure why. Well, here is the part that has complicated it all; I’m almost 3 months pregnant! No one wants to do surgery on a pregnant woman because of risk to the baby. And that’s exactly right, as my EP told me he WONT replace it now!! Hmm….Type 1, day and night, positive genetics and my father died an early death but let’s leave me without protection for months on end? That doesn’t sound like a plan that will work does it? I understand they want to protect my baby, but If I should die of cardiac arrest,then both of us go! That isn’t an option. I reached out to an EP I saw when I first moved to PA. I left his office because it was a farther distance from my house. However, he will be the one to save the day because he is willing to work around the pregnancy and get me the protection the baby and I need. I have yet to have my appointment with him to go over options with anaesthesia and such, but either way he has a solution. That should be very soon. This should all be wrapped up within a month. I will touch base with all my readers to let you know how it works out, how it was done, the surgery, etc! Remember, the whole point of my blog is more like an online diary. I tell you my experiences, which may or many not be the same as yours. But it’s nice when someone shares their journey so you know you are not alone.And yes, my email is still BrugadaGirl@yahoo.com in case anyone needs to talk. God bless and I will be in touch 🙂