The waiting never ends…

I’m pretty much still in the dark about what is to come. I do know that the atrial lead is in fact fractured and I will be having surgery to replace it. However, I do not know the when or where. My EP is at the hospital today, performing procedures. So when I got to his office I was checked by the ICD representative and it was confirmed that I had a fractured atrial lead. The files were hand delivered to the hospital (a good 5-10 minutes away from the office), where they are sitting and waiting for my EP to come out of the procedure he’s performing so he can look at them and figure out a) how quickly this needs to be done (based on how I feel, I’m pretty sure it needs to be sooner than later), and b) if he can perform the procedure himself, or if I need to go back to the Mayo Clinic. We were waiting for TWO HOURS because, according to the rep, my EP didn’t want me leaving the office until he had figured out what we were doing. That apparently didn’t matter as lunch time approached. At 11:30 we were told that we could leave and they would call us. I’m hoping we won’t be waiting much longer, but who knows.

I’m trying to decide if I should go ahead and call my RE office and let them know what’s going on, or if I should wait until we know more. I don’t want to wait too long, or I might not get ahold of Ronda. N is home today, but works tomorrow. I had the thought that maybe we could go in for the patient teaching today and that way we’d know what needed to be done on Wednesday, even if we have to make an unexpected trip to MN. I guess I’ll wait a bit longer. At this point I doubt we’d be able to get in for teaching today anyway…

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