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Posted by gshegedus on 2014-04-13 09:52. 8 comments. 515 reads
 
I've had my ICD for a year due to ventricular tacchycardia. The night I was brought into the ER, the doc told my wife no caffeine or alcohol for me...ever....again....it's toxic.

Haven't had either but it would be nice to have a glass of wine on a holiday or birthday...I'm not talking every night or every week, but on a rare occasion.

Over the last year, the docs have said it would be OK to have a glass on a rare occasion but I am petrified, thinking my heart and ICD will go berserk.

Not asking for a medical opinion, just personal experience and I realize everyone's physiology is different.

I was at a party where the only thing I could drink was water or orange soda. After a liter and a half, I f...


Posted by DANRAINES on 2014-03-29 12:37. 0 comments. 202 reads
 
Someone develop an App for the Pacemaker Club. Complete with chat and message forum support please...

Posted by kennedyg on 2014-03-05 01:05. 5 comments. 468 reads
 
So I'm at a hookah bar and they have non nicotine and non tobacco products that's fine right??


Posted by Theknotguy on 2014-03-01 21:08. 1 comments. 320 reads
 
I've told people on this forum you have to be your own advocate. Or, if you can't, get someone to be your advocate.

I'm finishing with cardio rehab at a place I'll call Malleys. They've done a wonderful job and deserve all the credit. But in case someone takes this posting the wrong way, they'll remain nameless for the moment.

So I'm finishing with cardio rehab. Malleys says I have to have another stress test and blood work. Where to go? Malleys says they'll be happy to do it. But the last time I did work with them only God knows where my records went. No one at Malleys seems to know what happened. Not to mention the vampire, blood draw lady took 2 1/2 attempts to get blood. They're only supposed to try twic...


Posted by kennedyg on 2014-02-28 15:58. 4 comments. 436 reads
 
How many watts does to it take to effect a pace maker? Like how much bass can my pass maker stand??


Posted by olivia.walker87@yahoo.com on 2014-02-15 22:56. 6 comments. 413 reads
 
does anybody else feel since you got the pacemaker you feel to many people don't want anything to happen to you well that's me. when I shut my bedroom door and lock it all horror breaks loose everybody's like are you okay I mean like I am okay I just wanted to sit In my room but no you cant do this you cant do that I mean ahhhh! well if anybody feels like that please help

Posted by Kdalton on 2014-02-09 23:16. 3 comments. 325 reads
 
Just curious if anyone has a pm because of tachycardia, I had my pm implanted at age 15 because my heart would literally just stop beating (not skipping beats, just stop) and my resting heart rate was upwards to 140 bpm just wondering if anyone else had a similar experience :) thanks!!

Posted by RonR on 2014-02-04 13:31. 11 comments. 508 reads
 
I was checked yesterday at French hospital in San Luis Obispo and was told I needed a new battery. My Medtronics is pumping out for 4 leads and has lasted just three years. I think they gave me a used one to have run out so quickly.

I asked the cost for a new one and she told me $200.00. My 20% I paid on the spot. I guess it's another used one.

I am worried though. First implant took almost 6 hours. Doc said the leads kept coming loose. I taught the doc some new swear words he said.

I love that Doc. I think he saved my life, and will again. No more swear words I hope. God Bless you all.

Posted by Vmurph on 2014-02-03 23:07. 9 comments. 351 reads
 
Hey Guys, I thought this would be the perfect place to reach out and see what kind of awareness we would like to bring to the world about cardiac issues, pm, icd, etc.

I am a writer and my debut novel Heartless is coming out in March. My Heroine has a few heart conditions because I'm tried of reading about people with perfect lives and all their struggles are only surface deep. So I wrote a lot of my experiences into her story to make it real.

As part of my release, I want to raise awareness about what it is we live with. Things that challenge our lives. I think there are a lot of misconceptions out there that need to be corrected. For starters, only "old" people have pacemakers. Hah. I was 26 when I was paired up w...


Posted by Bevof NC on 2014-01-30 12:47. 5 comments. 274 reads
 
My husband was the love of my life..He was the one who died .Harley, the dog was allowed to go through the entire day with us. Sorry that I didn'make myselfclear...still addled! Ha Bevof nc

Posted by Bevof NC on 2014-01-30 12:05. 7 comments. 250 reads
 
The love of my life died last week...We had a beautiful funeral with wondefuBev of ncl family and friends. They allowed the Collie...Harley to be with me through the whole funeral and at the cemetery, Bev of Nc






Posted by Duke Heart Patient on 2014-01-28 12:59. 37 comments. 569 reads
 
Who is getting snow , where and how much ?

Posted by Kaysmitt on 2014-01-21 16:29. 8 comments. 359 reads
 
I had a pacemaker implanted December 19, 2013 and now I have a question for you women. Where do you get bras with straps that don't touch or press on your pacemaker? I am a large woman and don't know where to even begin to look.

Thank you ladies for any information you can share.

Posted by Kreth on 2014-01-01 20:43. 3 comments. 318 reads
 
If failure were impossible; what dream would you bring into this world? Kreth.....
Imagine................

Posted by franko1966 on 2013-12-25 15:12. 1 comments. 162 reads
 
merry chritmas

Posted by annie21 on 2013-12-25 06:55. 0 comments. 154 reads
 
wishing you all a happy & healthy New year.

Posted by donr on 2013-12-25 02:08. 5 comments. 393 reads
 
Well, this is my 78th Christmas. According to my D-i-L, I've seen three more than the average member of the 1936 cohort in the USA. Every year now is a blessing that others may not enjoy.

The 1936 cohort is dropping like flies, so I am thankful for each day I am given to enjoy with my long-suffering wife (Mary Helen) of 54 yrs. Appropriately, we were married on the 14th of June 1959 - the US Army's Birthday, where we as a family spent 28 yrs + on active duty.

Collectively, our family of in-laws, out-laws, by-laws, extended -laws of all sorts have spent nearly 150 years taking the President's penny. The thread that ties every one of us together is one short phrase in our oath of office "...to defend the Constitu...


Posted by JuPage on 2013-12-14 15:28. 10 comments. 730 reads
 
I have just undergone both colonoscopy and endoscopy and did not have anyone from the cardiology department there. Was I suppose to ?

Posted by vbilbrey on 2013-12-03 23:49. 8 comments. 438 reads
 
I know I brought this up a few years ago but now that we actually see the beginnings of the workings of obamacare are any other pacers concerned how this will impact them down the road?

Posted by Fiki on 2013-11-21 17:44. 0 comments. 188 reads
 
Finally found some time to check the site . Been very busy last couple of weeks with college . Midterms and presentations. Feeling quite tired , id kill for a good nights sleep. Hope everyone is doing fine ! Cheers ! :D



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