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Getting an ICD

As a child, I used to fall asleep whilst the kids went for their break. As I got older I got more breathless, especially with hay fever. Right up to marriage and a beautiful daughter I kept telling myself it was getting worse.

So, one year ago I went in for an MRI scan and an echocardiogram test. The left side of my heart was functioning at 26%, so I got an ICD. I feel like a new woman, and the specialist said he couldn’t tell how long I've had heart failure.

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It is worth the discomfort and a little pain but gosh, I’m a lot more energetic and take care that I don’t do too much.

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