To defib or not to defib

It’s been about six months since I was diagnosed with congestive heart failure and started on medication. Today’s the day I get my heart echoed again to see if it has recovered.

If it hasn’t recovered, then it probably won’t. This will mean I will have to have a defibrillator implanted in my chest, to restart my heart in case it happens to stop. With medication, I will still feel normal (as I have felt for the past few months), but my heart won’t actually be normal.

I am not sure if this is like a pacemaker, meaning I can’t be near microwaves and cell phones, or not. I basically put that knowledge off, because I figured there’s no sense in worrying about it if it doesn’t even happen. Of course, now the not knowing is bothering me.

If my heart has recovered, I will feel normal (as I have for the past few months) and my heart will be normal. Obviously I’m hoping for this outcome.