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Posted by Grateful Heart on 2015-07-04 08:21. 3 comments. 77 reads
 

Happy 4th of July, America's Independence Day, to all who celebrate. A heartfelt thank you to all who have served. Stay safe. And once again, Happy Canada Day July 1st to jessie and all our friends to the north.

Grateful Heart



Posted by Jkm736 on 2015-07-04 01:17. 6 comments. 158 reads
 
Hi everyone! I have a few questions..... 1st, I was a member on this site and for some reason had to re-register. Has anyone else had that issue? I also noticed my previous postings were gone as if they were erased (I only posted a couple of times with questions, some nervousness, and relief at how well the surgery and recovery was going, nothing scandalous lol).

The original reason I was going to post a message was to ask if others were being awakened by their pacemakers during sleep? I recently returned to work on light duty (3rd shift patrol) and used to sleep well during the day; however, the past week I've noticed I'm awakened almost hourly. I'm wondering if my heart rate is getting below 50 and my pacemaker is kickin...


Posted by Music on 2015-07-03 20:09. 1 comments. 85 reads
 
Hubby still doing ok after almost 2 yrs now. Meds taken include 12 per day, although some are more than once a day. Amiodarone twice a day. Guess he needs it along with the cdr-t to prevent another cardiac arrest. He's 68 now. Tires easlly, had to give up work as a musician - nerve damage to hands prevents him playing piano. He 's lost 40 lbs & needs to lose more, but insulin no longer needed as he keeps his sugar under 100. A bit wobbly on the feet, but all in all, good. Has a bit of edema in legs & feet, but no fluid in lungs. I know CDRT's don't prevent heart attacks or keep lungs from having fluid, but we seem to be getting along ok with his fairly good attempts at being healthy! How is everyone else doing?

Posted by jane32 on 2015-07-03 19:18. 3 comments. 140 reads
 
Hi all,
I have not been feeling 100% since I had my pm untangled and a new lead put in, the procedure itself was no problem in fact I had a bit of a snooze during it. I have been feeling tired and short of breath at times. At my pm check last week they said I had been in afib for the last 6 weeks, at times I knew I was and at others I didn't. I know there are a lot of you out there who live with afib constantly so looking for some advice as to how I manage my life. I still go walking and out and about, but some days I have to have a day doing little. Best wishes to you all.

Posted by human-chip on 2015-07-03 18:33. 1 comments. 100 reads
 
hi, i am new to this site and i have had a ICD since 2013.
i got zapped august 2014 wow what a experience.

i am glad i found this site, i just google my question using keyword pacemakerclub.com also and your guys seems to have the answer. so i thought give you guys a shout out.

i know this is NOT a Dating site ! ! ! But i seem to get a cold shoulder from some people or at least i think.

So i ask does anyone know of any dating / just hangout people sites are. I appreciate your feed back.

Posted by Dave H on 2015-07-03 16:46. 2 comments. 92 reads
 
I'm the owner of a Medtronic Viva XT CRT-D PM
A recent ECG by my EP. Can anyone put these numbers into laymans terms?
Ventricular rate: 98 / Atrial Rate: 98 / QRS Duration: 192
Q-T Interval: 192 / QTCINT: 559 / P Axis: 51
R Axis: -52 / T Axis: 114
DIAGNOSIS: DX:427.31 A-Fib
atrial sensed ventriculal paced complexes
Left axis deviation
Nonspecific intraventricular block

Abnormal ECG
When compared with ECG of 11-Mar 2015 13:56, Sinus rhythm has replaced Electronic ventricular pacemaker.

Thanks for any input!
--Dave--

Posted by Ronaldo on 2015-07-03 16:12. 2 comments. 82 reads
 
Not been on here for a good while now. Just wondered who is still on here who may remember me from a couple of years back. Anything happened in last few years of interest?

Posted by natjohn1 on 2015-07-03 10:18. 3 comments. 109 reads
 
Hi,

I've been told by my cardiologist and EP that I need an ICD implanted. I've been reading a lot on this site to get my questions answered in addition to talking with nurses about the procedure. Some comments I've read here are to make sure the doctor has lots of experience. I'm seeing Dr. Beshai at Mayo Phoenix. He's nice enough, seems to know what he's doing. Does anyone have experience with Dr. Beshai, by any chance? Or, does anyone have an EP doctor they think is great in the Phoenix, AZ area? I also saw Dr. Cherakuri at Biltmore Cardiology for a second opinion. He seemed fine also. I figured I'd have the implant done at Mayo just because of the patient portal - it's so convenient to email nurses and see my test results.

Posted by Val60 on 2015-07-03 03:19. 4 comments. 158 reads
 
Hi,

I am an English ex pat living in south west France which is where my Arrhythmia was discovered. I was wondering if there is anyone else here in a similar situation. Looking through these threads it seems everyone knows a lot about their conditions, whereas I have been given very little information. The doctors here will only speak French (although they ALL know some English) and my grip of the language is poor when it comes to medical terminology! For instance, I don't even know how many leads my PM has!

Posted by Tania SA on 2015-07-01 03:25. 2 comments. 113 reads
 
My dad received a 4 chamber pacer with a defibrillator, about 2 weeks ago. Will he be able to do welding with a mig welder? Also a plasma cutter? Any advice?


Posted by jessie on 2015-07-01 00:15. 0 comments. 45 reads
 
pawgles hi are you still in calgary? please let me know..jessie

Posted by jessie on 2015-07-01 00:06. 0 comments. 50 reads
 
patch is a canadian....lol..bet noone knew...wonders never cease. now you know why he is so intelligent..jessie

Posted by jessie on 2015-06-30 21:08. 2 comments. 87 reads
 
THE PACEMAKER WAS INVENTED IN 1950 AT TORONTO GENERAl HOSPITAL BY JOHN HOPPS CANADIAN ELECTRICAL ENGINEER. I LIVED IN TORONTO THEN. WENT TO A PRIVATE SCHOOL THERE AND I WAS NINE YEARS OLD AND WORE A UNIFORM. NOW I HAVE MY OWN PACEMAKER WHICH IS FUNCTIONING VERY WELL. CHEERS. HAPPY CANADA DAY TO-MORROW
JESSIE XXOO







Posted by jessie on 2015-06-30 20:52. 9 comments. 94 reads
 
CANADA'S DECLARATION OF INDEPENDANCE AS A COUNTRY JULY 1867..WE HAVE A SON BORN IN 1967 100 YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF OUR COUNTRY DECLARED A COUNTRY. HAPPY CANANDA DAY CANADIANS

Posted by jessie on 2015-06-30 20:48. 0 comments. 56 reads
 
CANADA'S DECLARATION OF INDEPENDANCE AS A COUNTRY JULY 1867..WE HAVE A SON BORN IN 1967 100 YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF OUR COUNTRY DECLARED A COUNTRY. HAPPY CANANDA DAY CANADIANS

Posted by jjiggers on 2015-06-30 20:06. 2 comments. 122 reads
 
Hi all,
I've had my pm since April and all has healed well. I'm back to my regular schedule, golfing, clogging, swimming and working out at the gym.

Seldom even remember the pm, however today in the shower I noticed that it is really close to the top layer of flesh, I can actually hold it in two fingers and move it around...I didn't think I really moved it...was just kind of seeing where it was...since then I seems to sting or burn a little, not much just feels like maybe something is pinched. Can this be fixed? Did I break something or displace it? Will it go back?

Anyone else had this experience?

Posted by sooz on 2015-06-29 22:36. 5 comments. 133 reads
 
Hi support group...my surgery is tomorrow morning and so is goingtobewired I believe. Thanks for your prayers. We are both a bit scared. I am under influence of sleeping pill so hope this reads ok. God be with all of us who suffer.

Posted by Macabr on 2015-06-28 12:21. 12 comments. 205 reads
 
Hi all,

I have bradycardia (clocked in as low as 25bpm awake and about). It's been asymptomatic so far. Had an EP study done last year which found slow sinus node. Was put on cpap which didnt work out. EP decided best option for me was pm due to the fact that the condition is progressing even though no symptoms yet. Got a 2nd opinion which concurred w/EP. I get it on 7/7/15 and just wanted to know what to expect more or less. I know every experience is different but some advice would be much appreciated. I'm 46 y/o male btw.

Posted by Tessy on 2015-06-28 03:12. 4 comments. 100 reads
 
Has anyone with a pacemaker had varicose /spider veins remove either with laser or other means?

Would be grateful for any advice

Posted by Janenotarzan on 2015-06-27 03:32. 5 comments. 188 reads
 
. . .seeing these ads for business loan 2% financing? (Shudder.) Can't figure out how to report them as Spam on the site, or even if it's possible. My android phone is great for internet access to this site, but I do miss my PC.
~Janenotarzan



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