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Posted by neff on 2014-10-20 17:09. 2 comments. 33 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 www.thepad.pm on 2014-10-20 10:05. 1 comments. 49 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. 79 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 TalkinCardio on 2014-10-18 15:39. 4 comments. 124 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 wbarellano on 2014-10-18 14:23. 4 comments. 154 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 golden_snitch on 2014-10-18 09:33. 7 comments. 139 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. 13 comments. 181 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 Grateful Heart on 2014-10-17 10:03. 1 comments. 77 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. 84 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 Olena on 2014-10-15 19:53. 5 comments. 233 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 abqeric on 2014-10-15 18:51. 7 comments. 138 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. 166 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 LuCas on 2014-10-15 08:47. 9 comments. 191 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. 135 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 saslas on 2014-10-15 01:07. 4 comments. 103 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 cb on 2014-10-14 18:35. 5 comments. 205 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 alexisbagel on 2014-10-14 15:39. 5 comments. 152 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. 170 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. 142 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 Jax on 2014-10-13 23:35. 1 comments. 84 reads
 
Anyone have a mophie for iphone. Ok to use with pm.



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