My second day in New York was amazing! I will be sharing lots of photos and four vegan restaurant reviews in my next two posts, but I didn’t have time to write them before surgery. (See Part 1 for the background story.) Yesterday I was admitted to the hospital to get new breathing pacers:
I went to the surgical ICU after the pacers were done:
The top two incisions are where the electrodes were placed on my phrenic nerves. The two lower incisions are where the receivers were implanted:
Here is a diagram that shows the pacer components:
This is what the receivers and electrodes look like:
The receivers are a little bigger than a quarter:
I had an arterial line in my right wrist and an IV in each foot!
But, the lines are already out, and I will be discharged in a few hours!