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Posted by Tink89 on 2014-11-12 15:23. 4 comments. 119 reads
 
Hi Pacemaker club!

I am feeling a bit better today I had another doctors appointment this morning. I am officially 4 weeks away from the surgery day.I have been educating myself on pacemakers all day and night!!! My little sister( shes 8 years old) made me laugh today she asked since I'm going to have my pacemaker forever is it OK that she gives it a name! She feels that's the right thing to do....How cute was that!

Posted by Alex Si An on 2014-11-12 09:25. 5 comments. 256 reads
 
hello, anybody here that no longer need permanent pacemaker anymore after your doctor said that your heart no need that device after you used that device by many years? I mean to remove your pacemaker forever...


Posted by rjsully on 2014-11-11 21:49. 7 comments. 239 reads
 
I had PM put in this morning....procedure took about 1 hour I was awake and able to ask questions during it, I was done by 9:30 am. DC'd from hospital by 2:30 pm. I thought that seemed kind of quick, but that's the way they do it I guess. I wasn't having any issues. Boy am I sore now! Taking Extra Strength Tylenol q 4 hours. I have a pain in my left shoulder when I take a deep breath, they didn't seem concerned. How long will this soreness last? I wasn't prepared for soreness/pressure to hurt like this. I have to hold something against it or it feels like it will open up, preferably something flat because any extra pressure over the device kind of freaks me out. How long for that to go away? I can take dressing off tomorrow t...


Posted by Runningmama on 2014-11-11 17:51. 6 comments. 194 reads
 
Good Evening Everyone!! Yesterday was the BIG day and this evening I am grateful to report that I got home with my brand new PM, a Micra TPS. Love it...really, really, really sore at the incision site on my leg. Have an EKG strip of it working for the first time last night! AMAZING...felt a heart pause / brady episode start, then ya know what happened? Pace, pace, pace..right in rhythm. And ya'll were right, the anticipation (and stitches coming out of my leg) were the worst parts!!

Posted by limiasbeti on 2014-11-11 15:48. 4 comments. 140 reads
 
I have a teenage daughter getting ready to have her pacemaker moved from her abdomen to higher location. She is very concerned about it being under the clavicle where it is very visible. I have read many posts about putting it under the muscle. She is very athletic and is a softball pitcher so we want it placed that will cause her the least discomfort but also be the least noticeable. Does anyone have any suggestions?

Posted by Grateful Heart on 2014-11-11 14:13. 4 comments. 115 reads
 

Thank you to all the Veterans today and everyday. We salute you for the sacrifices you and your families have made for us.

Grateful Heart

Posted by Tink89 on 2014-11-11 03:24. 10 comments. 187 reads
 
Hi everyone Im new on this site and this is my first post. 2 months ago I went to the hospital. I went for one thing and got rushed to the I.C.U! Long story short I found out that I needed a pacemaker! I go back to have my surgery December 11, 2014 it would have been sooner but I wanted to be put to sleep. I'm very sad, upset, & confused that this happened to me. I also feel embarrassed that I have to get this at 25 years old. I'm a C.N.A and my residents have pacemakers...I worry that since I'm getting mines now will I even make it to there age! I'm also very scared about having this surgery not only is it life changing it going to be something I have to live with for the rest of my life.

Posted by Grateful Heart on 2014-11-10 17:32. 3 comments. 137 reads
 
Well, I was right. I should be punching a time card at physical therapy. They have me training the new girl. Guess they figure I've been there enough so I know the ropes. She seems nice so it's ok. Nice is big in my book.

The supervisor sat in on the evaluation today (I guess to be sure I could handle the new girl....no problem, I like teaching). They rotated my leg, just like the Doctor did and they both made that same, painful looking face that the Doctor made when they heard my knee crunching. That must be the medical look for "crappy arthritis genes" patients. The supervisor even turned her head away when she heard it. Then together they said "crepitation" in unison. See...I'm teaching them already.

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Posted by mytrose43 on 2014-11-10 16:31. 1 comments. 110 reads
 
Hello got my new pacemaker today it is a St jude Assurity pm2240
Went in at 6:30 am surgery at 8am to about 2 hours because he did a insision revision was done in surgery at 10am ready to so at 11:15 at home now so far so good however the numbing agent has not wore off yet nurse said he did a beautiful revision they gave me sedation but it did nothing g what soever I chatted with the dr and nurses the entire time.hopefully the pain is. Of to bad Dr did say it may bruise and be a bit more sore from the revission well thanks for listening. Hope all is well.

Posted by Daisyinthesun on 2014-11-10 15:46. 3 comments. 143 reads
 
Can we get tattooed and/or have dental work done after getting a pacemaker implanted?

Posted by windway on 2014-11-10 10:54. 1 comments. 142 reads
 
I would like to hear from anybody who can assist or advise me in some research I am contemplating to undertake concerning personal radios used by law enforcement and other like agencies, and their possible effect on the heart, by prolonged use.

I used radios in connection with my work as a police officer for over 30 years. In particular for a period of over 5 years in the early 1980’s I used a covert radio which consisted of a radio worn in a harness similar to a firearm brace, worn under your clothing. The signal from the radio was transmitted wireless from the harness, by what I believe to be a transponder to a small concealed ear piece inserted in the left ear. The radio and transponder were situated on the left side over ...


Posted by VMJ3 on 2014-11-10 10:51. 4 comments. 137 reads
 
Hi everyone. I am new here I just last week got wired up. They gave me all these do's and don't do's and I saw my life as I knew it was over. However after reading a lot of post here it seems that all was exagerated and I can still have a pretty niormal life ----using common sense.
ar age 84 I still do my yard work, mow lawn pole saw. leaf blower all those good things.
From the comments here I can still do that without problems.
Thanks for the info
VMJ3
PS Happy birthday to any Marines that may be here

Posted by rolson on 2014-11-09 19:37. 7 comments. 249 reads
 
A new wrinkle. My doctor says i may need an ablation to correct my "weird thing" my heart does. Does anyone know anything about having ablation after you have had a pacemaker implanted? What dangers, how do they do it what is the out come, what to expect. .. please help.

Posted by TickTock-UK on 2014-11-09 19:22. 4 comments. 118 reads
 
Happy 3rd birthday to my little Pacemaker friend, which again has kept me going now for last 3 years.. And of course it is now 3 years of Not smoking, and yes I still do miss them…Gis a fag...

I hope you all had a great weekend..

Len

Posted by Runningmama on 2014-11-09 16:43. 6 comments. 256 reads
 
OK, tomorrow is my big day..going to get my first pacemaker. I think I have decided on the Micra TPS and to say I'm scared to death is an understatement. Can anyone tell me what the anesthesia is for one of these and what it will feel like the first time it "paces" me? Thanks!!!

Posted by vattens1 on 2014-11-08 23:05. 3 comments. 153 reads
 
On my PM card it says AA1 then arrow pointing from this to DDD its a medtronic MR conditional type 5076 -52 cm pacing at 60. Anyone know how to translate please

Posted by 2219kg on 2014-11-08 19:41. 2 comments. 122 reads
 
Hi everyone. I received my first pm on April 25 of this year at the age of 32. I'm sure this is normal but I just noticed today that I have veins wrapping around my pm going towards my arm. No pain or anything and I'm sure they are settling in. I don't recall my Dr. Warning me about that. Is that normal, or should I be concerned?

Posted by wescoot2 on 2014-11-08 11:13. 3 comments. 224 reads
 
My stomach doesn't handle tylenol, so the question is, how long after having you PM implanted can you once again begin to take advil. Not for pain, but for a common headache?

Posted by regina144 on 2014-11-08 10:10. 2 comments. 165 reads
 
Hi, everyone! Is there anyone here who has a pacemaker that still works as a nurse in a hospital? I will really appreciate it of you will share your experiences with me on how you restart working as a nurse after you have your pacemaker? Do hospitals still employ nurses with pacemaker? Thank you.

Posted by ohman110 on 2014-11-07 15:45. 5 comments. 216 reads
 
Hey all, I'm 25 years old and was told this week that I'm going to need a pacemaker. My cardiologist said that I could try to put it off for a little but that the only way to improve my quality of life, and stop being symptomatic was to get the device. I'm just hoping for some insight on how it has affected lives and if I should try to put it off. Im pretty afraid of all of this and I want to make the best decision.
Thank you.



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