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Posted by Grateful Heart on 2014-10-21 19:43. 0 comments. 5 reads
 

I had a Doctors appointment today because my "good hip" and opposite knee have suddenly become worse. I usually just push through it but this past week the pain has been off the charts for some reason.

The official diagnosis: I want to quote the Doctor so I get it right..... I have "crappy arthritis genes". That's the medical term.

He has a crystal ball too. He said there is more metal in my future. (Trying to hold off on that prediction).

According to the X-rays, I have bone spurs in both knees that look like a snaggletooth. When he rotated my leg, my knee sounded like sand rolling around inside. He made an awful face.....as if he was in pain??

Oh yeah, I also have a lateral men...


Posted by Duke Heart Patient on 2014-10-21 16:22. 1 comments. 25 reads
 
Who do you think will win ? SF or KC ?

Posted by ODIN on 2014-10-21 08:29. 3 comments. 82 reads
 
Got a PM 8 weeks ago. It is a dual PM attached with hooks. Got it because I had Lyme which became Carditis. Yesterday they turned off the PM and the Doc said my heart was was working perfect. So he set it at 60 and said if I have no issues in 4 weeks it can come out. I had issues last night. Felt like my heart was working hard. Anyways much better this morning. WOndering if anyone has had their PM pulled and how it worked out. Thanks

Posted by Aniubh on 2014-10-20 23:28. 1 comments. 62 reads
 
Hey Iam 22 implanted a ppm 1 and half year back after a couple of days of surgery I started gymin wieght lifting now I don't have major problem. My trainer now suggest me to take some protien supliments which contain creatine .. Should I take such suppliments ,, does creatine will effect the stability of pacemaker?
Desperately waiting for ur knowledgeable comments

Posted by MonicaNYC on 2014-10-20 22:01. 3 comments. 88 reads
 
Hi Ladies,
I am just over my 3 month mark of my PM surgery. I have been back to working out (running and yoga) for just about 6 weeks. I find that anything touching my scar or over my PM is very irritating. Is this normal? Will it eventually go away? I unfortunately have to wear a rather supportive bra, especially when run, but I find that my scar gets even more irritated during my yoga practice even if nothing is touching it, between the constant standing and folding, and heart opening poses. It makes it very hard to get my zen on. Any suggestions on how to cope with the irratation, and any hopefully tales of how this will all pass with time would be much appreciated. Thanks Monica

Posted by neff on 2014-10-20 17:09. 6 comments. 112 reads
 
Morning I was wondering if there is a way a pm act at the end of it's life. Maybe sometimes just stops? Or maybe shocks ? oh ,I have sss.
Thanks for any help.
Diane

Posted by cookenzopy on 2014-10-20 16:46. 7 comments. 126 reads
 
Does the rate response setting of a dual lead pacemaker affect sporting? My PM rate response is set between 60 and 140 bpm. When I am cycling I have the feeling that 140 bpm is too low. It is not my maximum heartrate because I am not running out of breathe at that rate. At least 150 bpm should be better but I don't know if that upper setting of RR at 140 bpm is limiting my max heart rate during cycling. Is there anyone who could explain the effect of rate response and sporting to me?

Posted by thrill2retire on 2014-10-20 11:08. 5 comments. 137 reads
 
Good Morning,

I am a newbie to a pacemaker. (4 days) Just looking for information and what to expect in these first weeks. So far, I have had waves of nausea, light headedness, metal taste in my mouth. Does the rate your pacemaker is set at cause any problems or adjustment. It feels fast (60) since I was used to about 45. I am here and listening to any information. Thanks so much and I look forward to your words of wisdom.


Posted by www.thepad.pm on 2014-10-20 10:05. 3 comments. 97 reads
 
PART 2! Your Help Is Needed

The first questionnaire suggests that many pacemaker and ICD patients may have liked more support and information at implant. As a result I have some more questions (I am really sorry) but if you do have the time to fill this in it may lead to more consistency in the information and support offered to people with ICD's and Pacemakers in the future! Thank You in advance
Carl

Link to take survey below :)
https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/pacemaker-ICD

N.B. It is an independent survey that if results show discrepancies in information and support provided by healthcare centres and manufacturers this will be fed back to them. I do not work for any pacemaker or ICD company. I do...


Posted by Cynthia56 on 2014-10-20 08:51. 5 comments. 132 reads
 
I've had a pacemaker since March, I'd like to ask all of more experienced pacers if soaking in a heart tub is harmful?
Thanks in advance for info.
Cynthia

Posted by sportygirl on 2014-10-19 21:12. 7 comments. 137 reads
 
Hi everyone, Just would like to thank all for the support l have received over the year. Things have been going good, would like to ask one question. I have swelling and tenderness around pacemaker pocket. The pain is around a 7 and you can see the area is swollen. This all started today. Any advice?
Thanks, Sportygirl

Posted by anewheart11 on 2014-10-19 20:36. 2 comments. 111 reads
 
Just need to know if its normal. I am only 5 days out and just showered for the first time. I was towel drying it off, patting it off and it was making squishy sounds. Need to know if i need to call medtronic or my surgeon. Please help.

Posted by cabinboy on 2014-10-19 16:48. 4 comments. 85 reads
 
Have funny bone tingling from arm down to hand and fingers. Had a Medtronic ICD implanted over a month ago and along with the above tingling, also have small amount of pain at incision and more pain around back of shoulder and vicinity. No more driving restrictions however have a few more weeks before I am allowed to raise hand/arm above head. Disturbing that I have this arm & hand feeling (kind of like arthritis in hand). Emailed it to my electrophysiologist but his return email didn't comment. Will see him this week (4 hour drive) for follow up appt. Finally stopped the Oxycodone and use Acetaminophen if the shoulder/arm pain gets worse. Am starting sleep apnea therapy at same time. Wonder if the one caused the other?

Posted by Bebie on 2014-10-19 12:20. 3 comments. 100 reads
 
Hi everyone. I just had my PM implanted 3 months ago. Currently, I feel like my heart is tight unlike before where I just dint even notice that I have a heart problem like the fib that was recently diagnosed right after my stroke. Is this a normal feeling? I also have difficulty of sleeping. Is there anybody there who can assure me that everything is normal and I have nothing to worry about my PM? Thanks a lot for your concern.

Posted by turn916@sympatico.ca on 2014-10-19 10:41. 6 comments. 172 reads
 
Hi everyone I am 2 months into my pacemaker. Is it normal to still have some episodes that you can feel but they do go after a few minutes? I mean I can feel my heart actually going into something but it comes back is that normal to feel it? Also I can not relax and I am very upset at times. I have talked to my cardiologist but she says she is not good at this sort of thing she only is good at her particular job she told me to talk to my family doctor. Is there anything I can do to help me relax I am tired of crying and tired of feeling lost. People don't understand even the doctors. My doctor thinks is just something I have to get used to and just bide my time how can I when I cant relax. Please any advice would be great. Thank yo...


Posted by turn916@sympatico.ca on 2014-10-19 10:41. 1 comments. 43 reads
 
Hi everyone I am 2 months into my pacemaker. Is it normal to still have some episodes that you can feel but they do go after a few minutes? I mean I can feel my heart actually going into something but it comes back is that normal to feel it? Also I can not relax and I am very upset at times. I have talked to my cardiologist but she says she is not good at this sort of thing she only is good at her particular job she told me to talk to my family doctor. Is there anything I can do to help me relax I am tired of crying and tired of feeling lost. People don't understand even the doctors. My doctor thinks is just something I have to get used to and just bide my time how can I when I cant relax. Please any advice would be great. Thank yo...


Posted by IAN MC on 2014-10-19 08:10. 2 comments. 151 reads
 
We go through life accepting that some things are certain and will never change . When things do suddenly change we think is this the end of life as we know it ? :-

-- The Pope is always Catholic

-- bears will always sh*t in the woods

-- Tattoo Man is ALWAYS online at the PM club

One of these has suddenly changed ( and no, the Pope has not suddenly become a Buddhist and , no, donr will probably confirm that the defaecation habits of bears are unaltered )

..so what is going on ? Tattoo Man , where are you ?

Ian

Posted by Lee24 on 2014-10-19 02:24. 2 comments. 121 reads
 
Guys I have a dual chamber pacemaker. Since last night 12:20 pm I've been having syncope events every 5min till now. I called boston scientific. They say my pacemaker is fine. The cardiologist says he doesn't know what to do. What could be wrong with me ? Can't afford to be sick at this moment


Posted by kathyk on 2014-10-19 01:13. 3 comments. 74 reads
 
Has anyone had to use the PaceMaker transmitter (mine is Merlin@Home)--and use a Heart Event Monitor, too?

If so, why is this?

Thanks so much

Posted by TailLight on 2014-10-18 21:26. 2 comments. 124 reads
 
Hi. Im new here, so forgive me if this post is in the wrong area!

My husband recentlyt had his pacemaker battery replaced, in August. He noticed some "pauses" in his pulse, i.e. 2-3 beats, then pause, then 2-3 beats. He had it checked with a phone check and they told him they were benign extra beats, but have his electrolytes tested, just in case. All lab work was fine. He's going in on Monday to get the pacemaker checked, but over the phone someone told him it's not the pacemaker, and they want to give him a stress test, etc. He swims a mile practically every day and gets his heart rate up to about 155. So he told them that.
He says this never happened with his old pacemaker. A different surgeon operated this time.


Posted by TalkinCardio on 2014-10-18 15:39. 4 comments. 139 reads
 
Hello everyone! I just thought I would check in with this wonderful group that gave me such needed support over the years. I am still doing good, some bumps in the recovery road but nothing I cant handle. I went through a pulmonary rehab class and I am now in Cardiac rehab. It's taking a long time to get my muscle and strength back but it is coming along. It will be a year on December 5th, since I got my new heart.

Does anyone know how Paul (fishfighter) is doing?

Take care, Cathy

Posted by deefromcalifornia on 2014-10-18 14:50. 4 comments. 137 reads
 
Yesterday I received a small electrical shock from a shop vac. I have a boston dual chamber pacemaker. Is this a problem with pacemakers? Thank you!

Posted by Skd62 on 2014-10-18 14:31. 8 comments. 193 reads
 
Hi, I'm posting on my mothers behalf. She's 83 and blind and had a pacemaker installed this past Monday. Although her vitals are good she is not wanting to eat, walk, bath, or talk. She says she sick to her stomach. She is on her usual BP meds with 2 new ones added for blood thinner, and 2 antibiotics. She was put thru the ringer in hospital and got an UTI. They also found the beginning of pneumonia on chest X-ray. I know some antibiotics can make you nauseous, but should she be so lethargic. My sister is waiting on her hand and foot. We have had this problem before after her stroke which there was no lasting effects, but she refused to get up and do for herself or take direction from her daughters. The drs told me to get her back ho...


Posted by Shagood on 2014-10-18 14:24. 4 comments. 98 reads
 
I'm 1 week and 2 days out from pm being put in. The journey started with episodes of A fluter and just jumping out of rhythm. Was started on multaq and tolerated that for about 2 weeks before I started having shortness of breath and various other side effects. I was on nothing for about 2 more weeks and was back out of rhythm in just a few days with sky high heart rate. Then started on amerodone and scheduled for cardio version. When I went in for that my heart was back in rhythm but was having severe sob and let pain. Turns out my heart rate was in the low 40's. So then enters the pm. So now I have a pm and am on rhythmol. I still feel sob but I think maybe it's because I still have inflammation from the pm being implanted.
What is ...


Posted by wbarellano on 2014-10-18 14:23. 4 comments. 171 reads
 
Hello All!
My name's Wendy and i'm 20 years young and a college student living with roommates in an apartment for school.
I've had my pacemaker for about 5 years now. I got it implanted on June 19, 2009, due to cardiac arrest.
So i got my health insurance taken away from me, and i've applied and applied and for some reason i get denied and can't get covered.
I havent gotten my heart checked for almost a year already because i have no health insurance.
Does anyone have information on how to get insured or something?
Thanks in Advance!


Posted by cwalsh on 2014-10-18 12:09. 5 comments. 132 reads
 
i had my dual pacemaker put in two weeks ago, I had a lot of soreness as the surgeon found it had to make the pocket for it, the last few days I've had this funny/weird feeling (hard to explain it ) like as if your heart is not beating properly, I did have it all the time I only get it now if I go move, has anybody else had an experience like this, I had my pacemaker checked and they said it's working fine, has anybody else had an experience like this, my base rate on my PM is 60 and I'm 46 yrs old. Thank you.

Posted by wjs1954 on 2014-10-18 11:08. 3 comments. 87 reads
 
Had my MRI yesterday, Medtronic advisa PM
Rep showed up did her thing, had the MRI. The rep did whatever they do. No problems what so ever.. Well except they are not reading the MRI for a few days : (, oh well have to wait and see if i get yet another surgery to add to my list of many... guess no running or biking for a bit.......

Posted by golden_snitch on 2014-10-18 09:33. 7 comments. 148 reads
 
Just in case there is anyone here, who used to be a member of the forum at implantable.com: I have set up a Facebook group with the same title to bring together the "old gang" as the forum software for implantable quit its job a while ago. Of course, other patients are welcome to join, too :-) It's by request/invitation only, not an open group, but I'll add you, if you apply.

This is not to lure anyone away, and I'll definitely continue to post/comment here, too. It's just that some of the implantable-folks were missing each other - we used to be a rather small, but great community there -, and so the FB group is an attempt to bring people back together.

Inga

Posted by jue on 2014-10-18 03:29. 14 comments. 206 reads
 
Hi All,
Had PM replacement on Thursday, all went well and was told in theatre my leads were ok.
On post op pacemaker check, they found abnormal readings.
Consultant came back and checked, told me that atrial lead is fractured and making a noise the pacemaker doesn't like.
I have been sent home with a 48 hour monitor on and then they will make some decisions.
I am so fed up it wasn't found in theatre.
So does anyone know, will I have to go back in immediately now to have the lead sorted?
Thanks guys

Posted by pattie on 2014-10-18 01:13. 3 comments. 111 reads
 
Hello im new to all of this and its hit me like a brick!! Ive got tons of questions but I'll start with can i get a tattoo 2-3 weeks in the area area of the pacemaker? And 2nd question, how am i supposed to feel after a pacemaker? Im 47 and i dont know how this happened, one minute im told i have HCM then my cardiologist says i also need a pacemaker..... and my emotions are all over the board!

Posted by InTheAir on 2014-10-17 14:04. 2 comments. 114 reads
 
Hi,

I recently had my PM replaced as well as a new lead installed. The old lead was capped and it is currently on top of the PM, OK... more like half on half off. It is not comfortable. I spoke to the doc and he said it must have moved, but it was there when I woke from the operation. Anyway, he is going to place it under the PM. I'm not sure that will be any better. So, what I would like to know is where is a capped lead normally placed?

Thanks,
Paul

Posted by Lee24 on 2014-10-17 13:50. 7 comments. 291 reads
 
Hi guys, something weird is happening to me. I have a pacemaker due the slow heart rate I had. Recently I've been having syncope events. When my doctor check me out she says somethin he doesn't understand is happenin to my le atrium. Which Is making my heart beat for abt 370 bpm for 29 seconds when that happens I immediately loose consciousness. Today it happend again when I called him he said he doesn't know what is happening. I'm scaredwhat is happening now? I wish I could afford another cardiologist. I don't wanna die I'm only 25 yrs.

Posted by ariashabb on 2014-10-17 10:07. 3 comments. 159 reads
 
Is there anywhere that i can find a list of jobs or work fields that are not recommended for people with pacemakers?

Posted by Grateful Heart on 2014-10-17 10:03. 1 comments. 80 reads
 

I just read your shout in the Shoutbox.

Good for you, you're going back to Cardiac Rehab. We both know the wonderful benefits of that program.

Have fun with it and keep laughing.

Grateful Heart

Posted by jack4000 on 2014-10-17 04:41. 1 comments. 91 reads
 
I had a St Jude accent ssir mri fitted two weeks ago, I now heard that I should not weld, which is a huge problem for me as I enjoy tig, mig and inverter arc welding. Is there any way I can protect the pacemaker while welding, I restore classic cars as a hobby (retired) and often need to weld parts etc, I do not do large fabrication welds normally short runs.

Posted by jue on 2014-10-17 03:36. 3 comments. 121 reads
 
Hi All,
I had a replacement pm yesterday, on post op checks it was found that one of my leads is fractured. I have been sent home with a 48 hour monitor, so will know more next week.
Worst case scenario, I am going back in next week to get the procedure done again and a lead change. I should be going to Vegas in five weeks, does anybody know how how long you have to wait to fly if you have had a lead change?


Posted by Ellen on 2014-10-16 19:25. 6 comments. 200 reads
 
Hi. I have had a pacemaker since 2003 with atrial fibrillation. I used to weigh 115 lbs. I used to love to dance and do aerobics. I can't do any of that now. Even slow dancing with my husband gets me out of breath. Does anyone else have this problem?

Posted by raven on 2014-10-15 20:48. 6 comments. 207 reads
 
So, my Doc has recommended a pacemaker for a lazy A/V node problem, which, basically, causes my heart to skip a beat or two maybe once or twice a day. Recently, I was in the backyard having a beer, and smoking a cigarette ( rare occasion... I don 't smoke, except every once in awhile...), and I fainted. Due to an incident that occurred 4 years ago, where I was flying a hang glider and my left hand slipped off the control bar, so I decided to land... and told my wife about it, and she rushed me to a hospital, and they thought it was possibly a TIA, she again rushed me to the hospital. They could find no probable cause, but they ordered a 48 hr Holter monitor to see what's up. Well, it came back with 3 skips, one of which was 6 seconds, ...


Posted by Olena on 2014-10-15 19:53. 5 comments. 251 reads
 
Hi! Does anyone has been shocked while driving?
I'm driving a lot with my child and afraid that I'll be shocked while driving and get into the accident. How people drive with ICDs?

Posted by shine on 2014-10-15 19:48. 3 comments. 96 reads
 
I received my ICD 8 weeks and I gone back to work which requires me to type a lot. I am wondering if the under arm pain or discomfort I'm feeling on the same side of the implant is normal. It seems to start paining after a long day at work or when I have used my left arm a lot. Should I be concerned?

Posted by abqeric on 2014-10-15 18:51. 7 comments. 145 reads
 
I'm getting an ICD with bi-ventricular pacing Oct 21st. I have myotonic muscular dystrophy that has affected the heart muscle. I suffer from CHF. Hoping this will make me feel a little better and some of my energy back. Am a little nervous but trying to stay positive.😕

Posted by LauraClayton on 2014-10-15 09:35. 6 comments. 171 reads
 
I have been having many palpitations since my implant on October 2nd. They began about a week after surgery. I had them before surgery but have many more now. It seems just walking to the restroom causes them. Is this part of the getting used to the pacemaker stage?

Posted by PirateFly on 2014-10-15 09:11. 2 comments. 108 reads
 
Hi, had my battery changed 30/09/14 (2weeks ago). I play violin and double bass, does anyone know how long till I will be able to play again?

My PM is on my left shoulder.

Thanks
Nia

Posted by LuCas on 2014-10-15 08:47. 9 comments. 199 reads
 
Hello everyone!
I was surfing this nice page, when I suddenly saw in the "Gallery Image" someone nicknamed "brokenheart". I don't know her, never talked to her, but why "brokenheart"?
Well, I think that we should all campaign for nicknames and usernames as "HAPPYHEARTS", "STRONGHEART", "BRAVEHEARTS", :-) this site does not have place for broken things LOL :-)
Please girl, put a big smile on your face and let's all enjoy life.

Lucio
Happy with my St. Jude Medical
"In my life, I have only two choices: be strong or be strong.
Well, of course that I chose to be strong."


Posted by Tania SA on 2014-10-15 07:36. 3 comments. 145 reads
 
I need to go for a hystroscopy and d&c in two weeks time. Anything I should know to tell the anesthesiologist and gynecologist regarding my pacemaker?

I have been seriously shocked by (a few) healthcare professionals in the past, regarding their perception and knowledge of pacemakers. One even asked me once if I can hear it ticking! I thought he was joking, but he was dead serious! :o!

What's the story with general anesthesia and pacemakers?

Posted by Shaun on 2014-10-15 06:24. 5 comments. 186 reads
 
I have been a very active cyclist for many years, right up until the day before my PM implant a couple of weeks ago. Just wondering how long I should wait before getting back in the saddle. Also, how do other cyclists maintain their fitness between receiving a PM implant and getting back in the saddle?

Posted by saslas on 2014-10-15 01:07. 4 comments. 110 reads
 
Thanks to all for your comments, they are so very helpful!! To Angrysparrow, I am not really in a deep depression or anything near that, was just feeling a little down from time to time and just wanted to know if others had gone through that too!! As I have said during these posts, I had not known anyone that had had a PM, so was just wondering
l if feeling a little down was at least near normal, hehe!!'
Like I mentioned before, I am so glad to have found this site, because it really has been helpful!!! I appreciate so very much the responses to my questions. You guys are great and so many of you have a great personality and can make someone like me feel a whole lot better!!

Brenda Davis

Posted by matkim6 on 2014-10-14 22:03. 1 comments. 148 reads
 
Due to damage during ablation/flutter/av node reentry/6 ablations total, I have now had my av node ablated due to pacemaker syndrome/av dissociation/dyssynchrony/tachycardia history plus 3rd degree heart block. I am 45 female and very active, working out intensely 3x a week with walking 2 other days, struggling with hypotension and lightheadedness during exertion. During a stress test my blood pressure dropped to 68/40 almost fainting due to several skipped beats in a row, still having av dyssynchrony. Ended up working the biotronik to the max, am now at the lowest setting possible for PVARP at 175, AV delay 100. The problem is the P wave was hitting outside the PVARP. There is definite delay in sensing atrial activity from the onset of t...


Posted by Stillrunning on 2014-10-14 21:02. 2 comments. 119 reads
 
Anybody got any comments about experiences with lisinopril and or carvedilol ,,, after after 14 months after stint and PM inplant and many attempts at settings and adjust to help me run with some oxygen and reasonable comfort not worked so far struggle to run a post PM pace of 10 min/mile with pre PM of normal 8:30 - 9:00 pace, I'm nearly 70 runner for nearly 50yrs , can do everything as before but running is always like the nd of a race breathless and uncomfortable !!!
Thanks for your input,,,

Posted by keylymepie on 2014-10-14 19:50. 1 comments. 145 reads
 
I got my pacemaker 3 weeks ago and at that time was told that I would never pace from the ventricle unless I was in heart block or had a heart pause.

My pacemaker was for bradycardia, to prevent sudden drops in heart rate, one heart pause, and hypotensive fainting (the Biotronik also helps spike heart rate in response to changes in cardiac output/low BP).

My maximum is 155 and my minimum is 80. Today as I was walking I was paced at 155 consistently. Eventually I got over 170 intrinsically and then I had SEVERE painful palpitations which dropped me to the ground. It felt like when they tested the ventricular lead at max voltage during the surgery (I was not sedated). I went back to 155 for a while and it happened aga...


Posted by cb on 2014-10-14 18:35. 5 comments. 212 reads
 
Tracy...on another post you just wrote that you have had a PM for 10 years but are on your FOURTH device?
What happened?
I thought we got a new PM about 8-10 years???
Thanks for sharing.....cb


Posted by xbvg10 on 2014-10-14 18:08. 4 comments. 150 reads
 
I have dual lead Medtronic 'bout 2 months, no problems. Anyone know if there is a problem with riding ?


Posted by alexisbagel on 2014-10-14 15:39. 5 comments. 162 reads
 
Hi all! Quick question: how soon before your ICD/PM replacement surgery (due to battery getting low) did you receive notification you'd be getting the surgery? Two weeks? Two months? Thanks!

Posted by saslas on 2014-10-14 15:20. 3 comments. 175 reads
 
Thanks Sheila, I appreciate your responding to my question! and it helps to just know somebody understood what I was talking about. I am not a depressed person by nature at all, but have felt that way some since the surgery!! I go back for my checkup this Thursday, my first since my surgery. I also have felt my heart feel like it "skips," don't know if that is the right word for it or not, that is just the way it feels, but I suppose that is why I have a PM!! Before I received it, my heart would race like it was pounding really hard. It had just begun to do that a few weeks before I got the PM. At that time it felt as if it was going to jump out of my body. I had NEVER ever had that happen. So it was a real shock to me to find out ...


Posted by saslas on 2014-10-14 12:37. 2 comments. 148 reads
 
Hi All,

Was wondering if anyone has had some depression since having PM surgery? I am not a depressive person at all, but have found myself being a little depressed for a couple of weeks now, off and on. Just wondering if anyone else has been affected like this? I do not like this at all!!

Posted by HeartBroken on 2014-10-14 09:07. 10 comments. 242 reads
 
So its Oct 14, 2014.......I recently had a dual chamber pacer implanted on Sept 30, 2014. I really didn't have much pain at all with the implant, just sore which is normal with any surgery. But as of lately, the past 2-3 days its driving me crazy as , I am noticing the pacemaker more and more...not meaning like feeling it with my fingers, but just the odd foreign object that is there is really apparent to me. I think mostly due to the swelling going down now and incision trying to heal, and oh its healing lol cause I have had some deep unreachable itching :) I just feel really alone right now with this as I am only 41 and I really don't know anyone that has a pacemaker. I guess I just needed to vent a bit, sorry! I am very very thankful to...


Posted by mg on 2014-10-14 05:04. 3 comments. 138 reads
 
Hi, Just looking for comments on a couple of points.
I`m 66 and been active in sport all my life until I started running out of puff a few years ago. Last year I had a mitral and tricuspid valve repair along with a `maze` procedure. They also felt I should be fitted with a CRT-D PM . In general I`ve been quite happy and feel much better. It took quite a few attempts to get the programming correct . Exercise is not a problem now and I know my limits!!
Since the op I seem to suffer from regular headaches while relaxing which my GP has put done to migraines but I`m not sure. The only constant throughout all the ups and downs of recovery is the resting HR is set at 70bpm . Previously while in good shape it would have been 45/50bpm. ...


Posted by Eni on 2014-10-14 02:25. 1 comments. 67 reads
 
Hi my Friends
Wish you all the best.
It has been almost 2 years since I have my PM.
So far so good except that my wound doesn't close as it should.
3 months ago i had an other surgery because my Doctor said my leads should go deeper.
But it still doesn't look good.

Is There Any Medicine that helps my skin to get normally???

( Because it looks more as an skin problem )

An other thing, God has blessed me with Twins (a boy and a girl)
they are two months old and loves to stay on my arms. is there any chance that holding them,
might make worse the place where my PM is inserted......

Thank you



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