I’m not sure how long it’s been since I’ve written about my health issues. Today I had surgery to replace the battery on my Vagus Nerve Stimulator. It’s primary function is to control my epilepsy, and has been the only thing that has kept my seizures under control.
This is the 3rd time I’ve had this surgery, as the batteries last on average between 5 and 7 years. The surgery went better than I had expected it to. I actually woke up from anesthesia this time without any issues, which surprises me. I really like the stuff. The biggest difference is that they did not suture me this time, and instead used derma bond, which is essentially superglue. I have basically no pain.
The model I now have is upgraded. It has on board diagnostics and even monitors my heart rate and activates automatically if a seizure is detected.
By textbook terminology, I am a cyborg because of this implant.