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Posted by Rusty66211 on 2014-04-07 16:27. 6 comments. 123 reads
 
I guys I just got my pacemaker on Friday and I am looking for support groups here in central texas. I am still trying to get used to the idea of having died twice last week . I have bradycardia and I am only 48 years old so just a little freaked out. I am a rural mail carrier and I am wondering should I go back to work or what . Again it's all still so new and scary .

Posted by rayhughes on 2014-03-27 05:10. 0 comments. 43 reads
 
Hi all who replied to my last posting,
I have a long history of ticker problems, 1989 4 X CABG, 1999 3 X CABG, 2008 1 Stent, 2013 June ablation carried out, was successful until jan 2014 when AF returned, now my diagnosis was "atrial flutter" first episode I was given "Amioderone" it did not work, now pre op, I take Bisoprolol, Ramipril, aspirin, Digoxin, the digoxin seems to lower my HR from 120+ to 70>90 I am due to have pre op assessment on 1st April will take all your observations with me to ascertain which category of AF I fall into and what options are available.

KINDEST REGARDS

Ray


Posted by Lifeisgood on 2014-03-25 18:05. 10 comments. 161 reads
 
`Hi everyone. Looking for info. i read in bed. Have bad arthritis pain in both shoulders. Shoulders hurt a bunch after holding up a book for several minutes so my daughter bought me a Nook. When my shoulders get to hurting I park the reader on my chest to hold it up - Does anyone know if there is some electronic stuff in the reader that could hurt my implant from holding it so close on my chest? Thanks all. Mary

Posted by vdominato on 2014-03-22 08:07. 0 comments. 64 reads
 
March 19th, 2014. A day changer for me. I am a professional Aviator. In May 2014 during a Transport Canada Medical check up including an ECG I was found to have a LBBB. Went to the Cardio Doctor and was cleared to fly. After a flight on March 16th. I came down with a 2nd Degree Heart Block that shifted into a Bradycardia. I was blessed with great care and the Medtronic A3DR01 with a double chamber was installed. I am now a grounded bird till in 3 months prove to Transport Canada that I am safe to fly on batteries. Anyone out there in the same formation as me? Is there hope for this old aviator?

Posted by SirPedro on 2014-03-11 12:58. 6 comments. 166 reads
 
Hi Everyone! I'm coming up on having my pacemaker next month. Its been a very interesting year. I just wanted to drop by and say hello. I don't know anyone else in person that I can talk to about these things so I hope to talk to al you fine people here. :) Is there such a thing as a "Pacemaker birthday" if not, I plan on having a party!

Posted by mehriar66 on 2014-03-11 01:05. 5 comments. 267 reads
 

Hello
My mother living in Iran and she had heart surgery .she has peacemaker in her chest.every 6 month she have to go to hospital for charge the battery.last week her doctor told her "pacemaker’s battery is not working and she has to find another battery but because of Economic sanctions against Iran she could not find good battery in iran.I want to buy a battery for her from Canada or USA and send it to her.I am Canadian Citizen.I am living in Vancouver.I don’t know how and where I can buy it.could you please give me some information about good battery and where I can buy it.  Please contact me via a Private Message
Best regards
Mehriar



Posted by 3030wyatt on 2014-03-10 20:55. 5 comments. 188 reads
 
i just got my pacemaker last week and have been told i can't
work on a running engine.my hobby is restoring old cars and i
would like to continue doing this.does anyone know how i can
get around the this problem and still work on my car



Posted by JuneBug on 2014-02-17 20:43. 6 comments. 420 reads
 
I have had my PM for 3 & 1/2 weeks now, Still have about 3 more weeks to go before I can raise my left arm above my head, So I have a nurse's aide coming in helping me with my shower & washing my hair. I am doing everything I have been told to do so the leads wont come loose.
I am only able to sleep on my right side, the Medtronic guy told me last week it could take a year before I can lay on my left side......
I feel like I should be doing more and have more energy than I do, but would like some 'Feed Back'..........of how long it took others to start feeling better, or back to normal, or do we ever get back to normal? I have never met anyone with a PM before, so I would appreciate any feed back and support you can give me.......


Posted by Bonevans on 2014-02-16 13:20. 3 comments. 306 reads
 
If any one could help me I would very much appreciate it. I am going to be homeless at the end of this month and I don't know what else to do my kids are trying to get me to move back to TN I feel stranded and stuck I also caught staph infection with my last trio to hospital I have been in twice since surgery I'm not trying to get rich as some people set goals much higher I just wanna go home.......
http://www.gofundme.com/6v1ge0?pc=tw_f_m


Posted by olivia.walker87@yahoo.com on 2014-02-15 22:37. 11 comments. 326 reads
 
hi my name is Olivia, and I am 12 years old I just got a pacemaker on January 6th 2014. before I got the pacemaker I used to be full of energy and play sports then I fell and died 5 times. when I went to the hospital and the doctors told me I would need a pacemaker I was scared at first but after I got the pm I went home and now I only shut myself in my room I get home from school and I lock myself in my room. does anybody feel like this or felt like this?

Posted by BillRussell on 2014-02-05 16:36. 6 comments. 351 reads
 
My DH had his first "interrogation" I think you call it today of his pacemaker implanted January 3, 2014. I'll have to admit that I was totally ignorant as to what they do. I could tell that there was a problem when the tech called in one who was seemingly more knowledgeable than she was and there was quite a bit of low-tone discussion between them. When the doctor came in, he was quite confused for which he later apologized. He had said that my husband had had a defibrillator implanted because of his congestive heart failure and blah, blah, blah. He apparently had him confused with another patient. I called his attention to the fact that he did not have congestive heart failure. I am not sure what he was trying to say except that p...


Posted by kc on 2014-02-01 23:04. 7 comments. 304 reads
 
Hi group...I wanted to learn about lives of folks with pacemakers. My Mom, who is 83, is currently 300 miles away in a hospital. Her husband just called me to let me know that her doctors found her heart is sometimes dropping to 30 beats per minute and that they'd like to put in a pacemaker. She's my best friend and I'm worried. You guys should know...do ya think, if her health is otherwise good, that she should do well? Thanks very much,
Worried Daughter of Greatest Mom Ever

Posted by looloo on 2014-01-05 14:37. 8 comments. 492 reads
 
I am 36 and had my pacemaker fitted just over 2 years ago now, I feel so depressed having it at such a young age and feel like it's aged me , does anyone else out there feel like this?


Posted by Jaolmi on 2013-12-30 19:13. 2 comments. 238 reads
 
Is there anyone that can tell me if my single lead can be identified as being implanted in the atrium or ventricle of the heart.
I honestly don't know.
I have a Boston Scientific S601 and my card has a section mentioning ventricle ?????
Thank you for any advice

Posted by lilyarrr on 2013-12-28 01:00. 4 comments. 201 reads
 
my father recently had a pacemaker placed but he didn't attend the orientation. What can we expect or where can we go to get another orientation?

Posted by Shaanhbxo on 2013-12-26 20:35. 6 comments. 338 reads
 
I'm 17 and I recently received a pacemaker. Having this pacemaker and being in a ward full of older patients it made me wonder about other teens in my situation. I thought that I haven't seen any charitable events for those with pacemakers. I want to change this. I want there to be at least an annual event or an occasional fundraiser for young people with heart conditions or pacemakers that feel different or have low self esteem from their scars or the pacemaker itself. I know that it would benefit me. If you don't mind checking out the Facebook page www.facebook.com/youngpacedhearts and giving it a like and share I would really appreciate it. I have contacted British Heart Foundation because I would like them to consider this. Thank You

Posted by libbyluflutesrule on 2013-12-22 04:58. 3 comments. 268 reads
 
Hey after I posted my first message I realized that there should probably be a Facebook group or page for teens with pacemakers to connect.....if any teens (12-18) are interested at all in this comment and let me know

Posted by Sophia2982 on 2013-12-21 16:42. 1 comments. 172 reads
 
Anyone know of scholarship foundations for students with pacemakers?????

Posted by smokeyweinrick on 2013-12-15 23:34. 0 comments. 94 reads
 
Received my second pacemaker in 2012, from a biotronik to a ST Jude Medical, for past year i have had a rash on my arm, and itch all over, depends on my angle of my left arm i receive tingle in my fingers. Upon reading some of the members which also have different problems, I am reaching out to see if anyone has had these, and if so what should be done.

Posted by LGP on 2013-12-15 21:06. 15 comments. 552 reads
 
Hello, my name is Lauren. I am 20 years old, and I recently found out that I am going to have to get a pacemaker next month. I have never had surgery before. I am worried about getting put to sleep, and I am still a little hesitant about getting a pacemaker in general. Any information about pacemakers that I can get will be extremely helpful and appreciated.

Thank you,



Lauren



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