Today I had my ICD interrogated in person. Twice a year my ICD transmits remotely from home, and twice a year I have to go into my electrophysiology doctor’s office to get it checked. The in person visit is a more in depth interrogation than the remote transmission in that they actually run a test to make sure the ICD is getting voltage to the heart.
I dislike that part if the test. It does not shock the heart, but sends mild bursts which causes the heart to quiver. Some people says it tickles, but for me it feels like missed heart beats, which are really uncomfortable.
The test usually last a few seconds, but today for some reason the test went on for what felt like a minute and I had to ask the technician to stop the test because I thought I was going to throw up, and it actually began to hurt.
Now I am back home, and I swear my heart is sore, for lack of a better term. It is a muscle after all, and I guess today was the equivalent of the leg muscle walking uphill.
Think I am just going to take a nap now.