St. Jude Medical Pacemakers & ICDs

Read Messages




Messages in Off Topic Forum



Posted by donr on 2013-04-24 00:55. 2 comments. 263 reads
 
Have you seen the Oscar Winner for Best Picture "Argo"?

If you are w/i driving distance of Atlanta, GA, & would like to hear two of the REAL PEOPLE portrayed in that flick speak, meet them & have a chance to ask questions, send me a Pvt Msg. I can send you info on the Who, what, when, where, how & why of their visit.

One of the principals worked for me about 35 yrs ago when he was in the Army, just before he joined the Foreign Service.

Don

Posted by SMITTY on 2013-04-21 12:07. 3 comments. 366 reads
 
Hello Friends,

Thank you for all the congratulations and advice on Dotties's and my 64 years of wedded bliss. (Is that what you call it?) Anyway we have had a few days of celebration and that is about all the old folks can handle.

I did get one question that I would like to answer. Ronaldo asked if I gave advice on women - or something to that effect - and my answer is not often but I will do it here because it is very simple. You have to learn to use only a few statements. They are "yes dear," "you are right dear," "I'll be right there dear" and the most important one "I love you."

Use those statements at the appropriate times and avoid lots of
arguments. And I learned a long time ago that winn...


Posted by kmom on 2013-04-20 13:22. 5 comments. 318 reads
 
I am new here to these boards but wondered if there was a way that you could edit your posts?

Posted by Janey L on 2013-04-17 19:14. 7 comments. 378 reads
 
Hi All
I know this is off topic but I just had to let you know this exciting news!

My husband lost his job in December, after 13 years there, but today he started a new job at our local hospital. He has never worked for the NHS before (UK), so it is all completely new for him, but it is great news that he has got another job.

And tonight I've applied for a new job!! I worked for the NHS for 32 years, from age 17, but last year took early retirement at 50 due to ongoing cardiac problems. It was not ill health retirement so I am allowed to take up another job to top up my pension.

The hospital where hubby is now working are advertising for Bank Admin staff....so you work as & when needed. As I did admin ...


Posted by SMITTY on 2013-04-17 12:37. 18 comments. 456 reads
 
Hello,

A message for my friends at the Pacemaker Club about my very good fortune today. Yes, it is kind of personal, but if I don't tell you I'm afraid no one will.

Dottie and I are celebrating our 64th wedding anniversary today. I say celebrating, actually our celebration activity could be taking place during a church service and no one would even notice because that is how quiet we will be. But the fact it includes a 64 for an I.D. makes us very happy.

Best wishes to all of you,

Dottie & Smitty

Posted by Lisarose on 2013-04-15 17:25. 1 comments. 267 reads
 
Hello All...
Sending prayers from Canada... too all in Boston and to all affected by this horrific event...
Lisarose

Posted by Moner on 2013-04-05 19:22. 2 comments. 278 reads
 
Hi Jax,

Responding to your Shoutbox message.Try hitting F5, that just worked for me.

Moner
>^..^<

Posted by cotton on 2013-04-03 14:49. 2 comments. 364 reads
 
With all the talk about North Korea and emps, does anyone know what happens to people who have icd's in. Is there anyway to protect yourself? This thought is terrifying to me.

Posted by C. Wynn on 2013-03-27 23:33. 4 comments. 292 reads
 
I have been so crazy lately Idk maybe because I am getting older 36 ywars old and have had my pacemaker's (3) 92,2002, 2006 for over 21 years . I have never felt deperessed or anything that I can remember .Anyways lately I feel like I am on barrowed time, I just can't shake it .. Seen the EP yesterday and all is well . I just dont know what to make of these feelings :)

Posted by DOG72 on 2013-03-23 21:25. 4 comments. 325 reads
 
Hi, it,s been 23 days that i had the implant,m doing o k ,no pains or anything but i get tired quickly. is this normal or will it take longer to feel like a lot of energy,like i,ve been told. i really hope you all are doing fine, Elle

Posted by DOG72 on 2013-03-17 11:44. 1 comments. 300 reads
 
hi grateful heart ,had my hip replacement 2 yrs ago feel great after that until i needed a pacemaker. 2 weeks into it now and am feeling 90% good. i was wondering if that little bump will go away in time, help!

Posted by SMITTY on 2013-03-13 17:00. 8 comments. 373 reads
 
I have posted a new picture. I'm about 60 lbs. lighter than I was in the last one I posted and I was afraid those of you I see on the street sometimes wouldn't recognize me.

Smitty

Posted by deaconsmommy on 2013-03-05 16:53. 2 comments. 354 reads
 
I'm wanting to get a medical bracelet tattoo on my right hand...how long after receiving device would it be safe to get it

Posted by jeanlancour on 2013-03-05 16:13. 0 comments. 274 reads
 
Had my second round of Botox for chronic migraines, Doc told me one of the side affects is nerve pains in odd places. Well yesterday I started having that sharp zing down the inside of my left arm it was pulsing with my heart beat, yes I checked it , about an hour later did it again, made my arm twich. If he hadn't warned me I would have been to the ER. wounder if Botox has an effect on bodies electrical system? At this point still have migraine but once it kicks in will be clear for 6 to 8 weeks it is glory. My PM is my little wonder, no matter what it keeps pacing along. Have had it tweaked about 4 times, can't go in with a migraine, did once and agreed to whatever they said, when my head cleared and i tried do do stuff I was in trouble...


Posted by DOG72 on 2013-03-04 20:08. 1 comments. 259 reads
 
I JUST HAD MINE DONE LAST FRIDAY AND I FEEL PRETTY GOOD, YOU ARE YOUNG AND YOU WILL HEAL , I,M 87 AND HAVE LOTS OF PLANS, SO DON,T YOU WORRY ,YOU WILL BE OUT THERE PLAYING SOON,, GOD SPEED ELLE

Posted by DOG72 on 2013-03-04 20:01. 3 comments. 273 reads
 
WELL I JUST HAD MY PACEMAKER INSTALLED AND FEELING O K .. HOPEFULLY THERE WILL BE NO COMPLICATIONS. IS THERE ANYTHING I SHOULD KNOW AT THIS POINT?

Posted by dltrent on 2013-03-04 16:55. 3 comments. 359 reads
 
I have 7 tats that ive gotten over the past 20 some off years. I am now looking at getting a tattoo on my inner left arm. I was wondering what you all thought of this...is not on or near the pacemaker and I wouldnt put it anywhere on my chest..again on my inner left arm?

thanks for the input

Posted by jfullerton on 2013-02-28 10:10. 1 comments. 266 reads
 
My 31 year old son has a PM (5 years ago) and after a lethal arrythmia in 2012 now has a ICD inplant. He is no longer able to work as a carpenter/home renovator and has been in out of hospital 3-4 times each year for further ablations for the past 6 years, surgically repostioning of pacemaker and wires that have come through the skin due to the physical job. He is thinking about taking a course for using heavy equipment and possibly driving a small bobcat or forklift - but I question all the vibrations of heavy equipment. He is due for more ablations as icd has gone off unneccesarily.
Any members have any career suggestions for someone in this position. Anyone had a similar situation and been able to find some sort of work?

Posted by trknut379 on 2013-02-26 06:00. 2 comments. 229 reads
 
Are there any other Nebraskans in here ?

Posted by ECrawford on 2013-02-20 16:41. 16 comments. 836 reads
 
I have had fainting episodes for a few years now. Before I pass out I can feel my heart slow down quite dramatically. These episodes are becoming more frequent and I'm not sure if its because the condition is worsening or if my freaking out about it is making it more severe.

Anyway, my doctor signed me up for the tilt table test, and after the nitroglycerin spray I passed out quite quickly. The test showed that my heart rate and blood pressure dropped at exactly the same time. My heart rate dropped to 20 bpm, my blood pressure was 45/0.

My doctor has told me that as I am only 25 years old he doesn't want to give me a pacemaker, and he also doesn't want to give me drugs that constantly increase my heart rate or blood ...




Member Login
email:

password:



Who's Online?
We have 629 visitors online.

Members online:
  RK
  dphoenix
  pacingdiva
  thrill2retire
  Daisho
  donb
  bluebowtye
  -AWL-
  Parrothead57

Polls
What type of device do you have?

Single lead pacer
Dual lead pacer
CRT
CRT-D
ICD

You're Wired When...
Your favorite poem is “Ode to a Cardiac Node”.

Member Quotes
I consider my device to be so reliable, that I never think about a failure.

Bra Strap Comfort for Pacemaker Patients



Site content and design © 2000-2014 Pacemaker Club Inc.
All rights reserved.