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I discovered that the costs of my procedure in UKC Ljubljana were 4.400€, payed by obligatory insurance : shower, operating room and three doctors (a cardiologist and two registrars), local anaesthesia and instructions. Getting instructions during the procedure is really not a good idea. That is why I didn't understand much. The cardiologist was talking something about seven minutes, that is why I understood even less. My first control after the procedure is going to be on 2nd July and I am afraid the doctor shall cream at me again that I am a crazy woman because I made some marks before fainting and then I didn't actually faint. Maybe it is better to pay more and get a better attitude and surveillance.
Nice to hear from somebody who knows Slovenija. I am OK now with ICM but I have terrible time weaning mysef off Nexium I have been taking for 15 years. It seems that nexium is the source of my problem with faintings. It's the sixth week now and it seems to me that I shall succed. However, the first days od depriving nexium were awful with lots of heart events. And I also experience funny events with ICM: during storms with lots of lightings my heart becomes crazy as if ICM would serve as aerial. Is it possible?
Thank you, jj, for your useful information. I wish my cardiologist would have explained me the use of my Patient Assistant in such a simple way. I felt like I was going to faint today, but I did not dare to use the Patient Assistant because I was afraid that I shall not know how to stop the screening. Now, I finally understand how the ICM works. Thanks a lot, once more.
Thank you for your moral support, jj. However, in my country there is not enough competition which would make insurance companies and healthcare providers to bother with ICM holders. They can afford to just deny us their service.
I got the monitor seven days ago because of several unexplained faintings followed by severe bone injuries. The procedure is fast, but the first day after it was awful: I was in a kind of half unconciosness. The second day the hart had severe arithmias, but then the hart was OK. After seven days I steel feel a kind of pain as if the body is adapting to less space in the chest. Do not be alone at home the first day after implantation.