As you may recall from this post, I had a defibrillator (known as an ICD) implanted last September due to a recently diagnosed heart condition. In February it went off my mistake. My doc encouraged me to keep it on. A second doctor (the device doctor) wouldn't turn it back on as she said it would continue to shock me for no reason. She advised surgery to remove the old one and put it a new one.
After spending 7 million hours researching the issue, I remained convinced that my medical condition did not warrant an ICD. So, my husband and I went up to Boston earlier this week and met with an internationally respected expert on my heart condition.
Bam! I'm a medical genius, so of course he agreed with me, and said that I did not meet the criteria for having the ICD. In plain language, I didn't need it in the first place and there is no reason to return it back on or replace it at this time.
MOOD WHEN DONE = Let me know if you need a cardiologist. My fees are reasonable!