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Posted by rolson on 2014-11-09 19:37. 7 comments. 259 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. 125 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. 269 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. 169 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. 135 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. 237 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. 180 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. 229 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.

Posted by mytrose43 on 2014-11-07 13:43. 0 comments. 100 reads
 
Hi all just found out i will be getting a st jude accent dr pacemaker .does anyone know anything about these it is replacing a medtroic enrytum Thanks

Posted by Tinkergirl on 2014-11-07 13:27. 3 comments. 159 reads
 
To those of you that were cuious about my vibrating I posted what I was told on my first post titled "Vibrating".

Have a great weekend

Posted by rolson on 2014-11-07 12:34. 1 comments. 105 reads
 
Good morning everyone! I got my PM tuesday night, 3 days ago. Just a couple of hitches, first i was very dehydrated so the had issues finding veins for the IV. Then the doctor had issues getting leads in, i must have been very very dehydrated, he nicked my lung so that sucked, i got an extra day in hospital. BUT, as soon as can out of surgery my husband said i looked much better. I have to say, the drugs to help the tacky are going to need tweaked but i haven't cried since the surgery and that is huge. I was a water park daily. I felt horrible physically and emotionally. I really didn't think this small devise would help so much. I am so grateful to science and doctors. I can now start living again. And thank you all for listening...


Posted by Tinkergirl on 2014-11-07 10:51. 4 comments. 246 reads
 
So queston...this is kinda funny to me anyways. Monday night I go to bed about 9 o'clock as my PM was being rough to me most of the day and that can wear me out. Well my husband comes to bed about 3 hours after me and I feel him touch my hip, then my shoulder then me leg and I turn to him and ask what the heck he is doing. He said you are vibrating of course I said what!!! He said he got into bed and the bed was vibrating so he started to feel me and he said my whole body was vibrating, not shaking, but vibrating. Once he woke me up I could feel the bed vibrating but not my body...Weird. Anyways I am getting ready to go to my first PM check up today and I am curious what they are going to say when I ask them about this. They are probably g...


Posted by joelcr3 on 2014-11-07 07:58. 4 comments. 187 reads
 
I get a strange feeling almost dizziness when using my Dell laptop on my desk. I pushed it bck at least 18" from me but still get the feeling. When I use the desktop in another room the CPU is located away from me and its fine. I have a Biotronik Evia DR-T with 2 leads and is almost 7 weeks now.
Anyone else have anything like this? any ideas?

Posted by capecod on 2014-11-06 20:49. 2 comments. 109 reads
 
I know many of you live in England and i am wondering if you have heard of this for cataracts? I have been reading about it and it seems it was tested and reviewed overseas (i live in states). thanks for any info.

Posted by Robert122085 on 2014-11-06 17:17. 2 comments. 160 reads
 
Does anyone know if a pacemaker qualifies you for special military compensation or any other VA pay

Posted by skuhl5 on 2014-11-06 12:50. 11 comments. 304 reads
 
I am a 34 year old Female! I cant catch my breath, my heart feels.like its going to pound out of my chest, Lightheaded Dizzy, and been dealing with this since July 2012! I have had every test you can think of but everything has come out normal! Now I have been so dizzy lightheaded and short of breath going on 5 days with no hope in sight! The EP dr told me I was too young and they cant find a reason to have a PM installed my heart muscles are healthy! Can someone help me figure this out? I need a dr thats going to listen to me! I cant stay home the rest of my life! Taking a shower wears me out these days!

Posted by Stephanie1983 on 2014-11-06 07:47. 8 comments. 301 reads
 
Hi Guys,
I had a pacemaker implanted about 3 months ago and have lost about 15 pounds since then. I am eating the same amount as before. Is this because they have increased my pulse rate and i am burning calories faster?
Thanks!

Posted by mytrose43 on 2014-11-06 00:42. 0 comments. 76 reads
 
Hello all posted a few days ago about getting my 1st replacement pacemaker on 11/10 little nervous changing from a medtronic to a st jude not sur what model yet.The Dr also is doing a scar revision does anyone know if that will make it any worse pain wise or healing the last oe i had opened up and the dr let it heal like that because of a infections so it left me with a like 1 1/2 inch wide scar and about 3 inchs long. also curious about driving will I be able to drive the next day,Thanks

Hope everyone is doing well

Posted by Xxmikexx on 2014-11-05 23:07. 2 comments. 133 reads
 
So...this is what its like. Feeling better than before the surgery. I'm not used to not being dizzy and light headed most of the time! I have breath. What's with the energy I feel? I haven't felt that in a few years. I have an underlying energy, feels really neat to have energy again. I just can't explain it correctly...I'm just not in the mood to nap any more...naps were great things in my life until last week. I always needed them. I certainly don't dislike naps but really I just don't have a need to take one. Just saw the nieghbor,. He commented that he thought I had been sick a while as I look really good today. Really? Is it that noticeable? The wife says yep. Kids do too. Ya know my shoulder doesnt even bother me? Now if...


Posted by trish on 2014-11-05 13:45. 5 comments. 156 reads
 
I just got a new labrodoodle puppy just 7 weeks old. He followers me around house very well However when I tried to walk him on leash, he wants to walk just behind me or on right side. Right side is certainly better for me as avoids L shoulder discomfort from PM. Does anyone know of a problem in reinforcing his preference for R side walking? Trish



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