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Posted by DOG72 on 2013-02-12 20:57. 0 comments. 161 reads
 
My goodness ,your so young to have this. you sound braver than me, thank you , wish you the best Elle

Posted by Cattyte on 2013-02-12 19:47. 0 comments. 161 reads
 
Thanks for the advise, really nervous and trying to get use to this, appreciate the support

Posted by DOG72 on 2013-02-12 09:50. 1 comments. 188 reads
 
Hi Terry, thanks for your message and support, i,m schedule for surgery Mar. 1st..a little nervous, just hoping there are no complications, and also more energy, have a great day ,, i,m in florida and the weather is spectacular and hope it,s great where you are. my best ,Elle

Posted by DOG72 on 2013-02-12 09:38. 0 comments. 158 reads
 
Hi Smitty, thanks for all the wonderful support you have given me. I,m beginning to ease up on the surgery. i,m schedule for march 1st...and hopefully i will have more energy to do the things i love to do like sailing and gardening. my best to you Smitty,, Elle

Posted by DOG72 on 2013-02-11 06:52. 5 comments. 255 reads
 
hi everyone, i will be joining you all .today is Dr. visit and will schedule my surgery . a bit nervous. love to hear from you, have a great day, elle

Posted by pabrown on 2013-02-02 11:50. 4 comments. 324 reads
 
Hello my name is Pat, as I am new to having a pacemaker and this club, thank you all for sharing, Wow we really are a club. I had my pacemaker surgery on 11-29-12, I had been on heart medication for the last year because of afib, had severe reaction to cardizem, allergic to all antihistimine, all neosporins and wine, and over the year on different heart medication to the point of almost not being able to work and do my job, but with Strength from God and a strong will I am doing well. I had the cardio conversion on 10-16-12 for afib heart jumped right back to afib 130 to 150, on Nov 29 had the pacemaker just installed with another heart medication, went back to Dr for ck, says we have to do A V Node ablation which was done on 1-23-13. I am...


Posted by Happycamper on 2013-01-14 10:53. 4 comments. 252 reads
 
Good morning-
I was happy to see there is a 'club' for pacemaker patients.
I have browsed through the site. I am hoping someone could help me with a decision I have to make.
I am 44 years old and had my PM implanted in 2010 because my HR was around 20ish. When it was first implanted, my PM was used around 80% of the time. Then it was used less and less every time I had to check. Last time was 6 months ago and it was used 13% of the time which I have to assume was when I was sleeping.
With that being said, I have a HUGE deductible, $4,000 a year. I get my PM checked every 6 months since I am so young and in good health. Since my PM is being used to infrequently and my deductible is so high, I am considering having ...


Posted by KelsieM on 2013-01-08 07:23. 5 comments. 451 reads
 
I was planning on waiting until my battery got changed to get pregnant. My husband and I were ready to try after I planned to get my battery replacement in about 6 weeks... Well....I just found out I was pregnant 5 days ago... Very early stages... Only about 3 weeks along... Got my PM checked today and it says it could go to battery save mode from now until 6 months from now... So I scheduled it in for next Friday.. My heart doctor did not have much input on it at all... I asked him what he thought and for some reason he didn't have much input, just left it up to me?! I go see obstetrician on Wednesday and I will ask him about it... Should I wait until second trimester, or just get it over with. I've had mine since I was 18 and I'm 31, thi...


Posted by KapunaKane on 2013-01-03 20:52. 0 comments. 371 reads
 

Anyone with Tachy Brady Syndrome and Myasthenia Gravis (Ocular or General) and a pacemaker?

Trying to locate any members to communicate with for mutual support and exchange of information.

Please contact me via Private Message System.

Forida



Posted by realoldman on 2012-12-26 12:45. 6 comments. 241 reads
 
LATE XMAS GREETINGS FROM BRANSON,MO NO SNOW HERE YET

Posted by Many Blessings on 2012-12-22 19:29. 3 comments. 245 reads
 
I just wanted to wish everyone out there a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

Here's hoping and wishing good news of health and happiness to all!

Blessings and safe travels to all!



Posted by Tattoo Man on 2012-12-20 05:40. 2 comments. 289 reads
 
..........I have been musing over differences in methods of measurement. How do you explain this ?

Pretty well every motor car tyre (tire) that I have ever come across is measured Imperially for rim diameter and Metrically for width. For example my car has 16 inch x 205 millimetre tyres. Now I know this wont help us one damn next week when the world comes to an end, but I sure would like to know before Armageddon because Mrs TM and I will be very busy that day.

A prompt reply would be appreciated

Yours truly etc etc T-M

Posted by tibo1980 on 2012-12-17 22:57. 7 comments. 385 reads
 
I have had my pacemaker for about 7 months now and i dont know why but my wife seems to think that all the tiredness and other things are just in my head or something but it is really about to tear our marridge apart. on top of this i havent been able to find work since i was in construction my entire life i have no job prospects and we are in a very situation and all i can think of is that if i wouldnt have gotten sick then we would still be in our house and i just dont feel like i serve a purpose anymore..... i feel like a shell of my former self and i am getting more and more depressed and would like some advice from any one that is willing to help.

Posted by donr on 2012-12-17 21:15. 11 comments. 499 reads
 
ReWired, et al: I have deleted the original post, without prejudice. Ian's post yesterday was deleted, along w/ all the following comments, after the tenor of the follow on comments indicated that a full-fledged name calling & flame war was about to ensue.

I asked that any "Hate Mail" you had for me be sent via PM. I received no msgs that I categorized as "Hate Mail," however, I rec'd one from a Connecticut resident of a town not far from the massacre site. That member echoed what I said - that this is no time for debate & criticism. The rest of us think we know what they are going through, but unless we have experienced the same magnitude of horror, we do not.

Therefore, today's post was also removed.



Posted by donr on 2012-12-16 20:35. 7 comments. 477 reads
 
Ian: et al: We have just suffered a major national tragedy. All 300 million of us are grieving. Tonight our President is going to address the nation at a memorial service.

Please let us grieve in peace & tranquility. There will be time for debate & criticism when we have finished our grieving process.

We still do not know exactly what happened, & will not until law enforcement has finished its investigation. Until then, there is more inaccurate speculation in the 24 hour media than can be measured. Literally millions of words & little of it based on fact.

It was obvious that this thread was going to become a flame war - not needed. Enough of the moderators (earlier in the day) agreed that this was...


Posted by narley on 2012-11-30 13:58. 16 comments. 2144 reads
 
Hi everyone!!

I need some help here.
Has anyone here from England that has been refused to have a driving licence??!!
I've just got a letter from DVLA saying that my application for a driving licence was refused because according to them:
"It is clear from information received taht you have been experiencing symptomatic abnormal heart rhythm and the liability to further attacks is not satisfactorily controlled. This indicates your inability currently to meet the recommended medical standards of fitness to drive."

That must be a joke!!! I'm really really really upset.
I live with my pacemaker for 15 years, I practice martial arts, I'm very active person, I used to drive in my home country (Brazil), ...


Posted by Hot Heart on 2012-11-26 10:13. 1 comments. 278 reads
 
Just logged in, don't get much time nowadays lol, and realised it's been 4 years since I got my pm and about a year since I posted properly. When I think back to the early years I was shocked, terrified - it all seems such a long time ago now.

I had a parathyroid tumour removed last year, 2 lots of surgery before they found it and loads of scans (not mri), was fine during scans and ops and all now sorted.

My daughter got married in Malta in the summer, 80 of us went out and it was amazing. I went to slimming world and got into my dream outfit and felt the mother of the bride of the year!! lol.

I've more or less retired now, from my proper job, but spend lots of times doing jewellery sales and going to cra...


Posted by ellie100 on 2012-11-24 17:25. 2 comments. 296 reads
 
Another poem I wrote for school:

Invisible Illness

If you could live in my body, for just one day
You would understand why I’m not ok
Physically, emotionally and mentally drained

I hide my pain
I hide my tear and fears
Faking a smile just to get by

When I look outside all I see is rain
When I look inside all I feel is pain
Praying one day there is a cure


Posted by ellie100 on 2012-11-23 20:43. 3 comments. 321 reads
 
here is a poem i wrote about graduating after surviving a life threatening heart condition:

Graduation Day

High school graduation day has arrived.
Laying in a hospital bed near death
Two years ago today I almost died
I was struggling with every breath

Tubes shoved up my chest, swollen and in pain

scars under my cloths, years of heart ache and tears
lines in my neck, my blood flows through a drain
Living in a world with lots of fears

As I walk across the stage, I reflect

I know in deep my heart I did my best

always make the best of everything
No matter what life brings

Posted by Many Blessings on 2012-11-22 08:51. 0 comments. 185 reads
 
Just a quick note to say happy Thanksgiving to everyone! I hope you all have a blessed, safe, happy day. This is a great group of people who is appreciated by all. My many thanks goes out to each of you for helping myself and so many others.

Love you all!





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