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Posted by Simba on 2016-02-13 12:38. 0 comments. 0 reads
 
Anyone know of any Facebook groups for People With a Pacemaker?

Posted by jcritt on 2016-01-17 02:13. 2 comments. 268 reads
 

will my golf ball size pacemaker ever flatten out. My previous
pacemaker wasn't that noticable. this one is very uncomfortable and very close to my arm. i'm short of breath and feel worse than i did before. i'm very unhappy with it.

Posted by ccryer42 on 2016-01-08 19:03. 5 comments. 331 reads
 
hi!!! I'm 42 my name is Cassandra I just had my pacemaker 3 weeks ago due to arrythymia and my heart rate dropping down to 30 in my sleep amd 250 in the day time.. I feel tied at times.. when am I going to feel normal??

Posted by RowdyRam on 2016-01-08 07:10. 10 comments. 442 reads
 
Im happy im alive but i feel like a failure and a broken toy. I just sucks worring about getting shocked and nit bring able to do dtuff i could before. Im only 34

Posted by SkipB on 2016-01-01 20:06. 10 comments. 506 reads
 
Good day : I live north of Spokane Wash. In a little town ( Elk Wash.Hoping to find a lady friend on a pacemaker dating site or something ?Looking to have a adventure Iam still very active at 60 .No strings attached single gentleman been divorced 7 yrs.and thought perhaps I should go on a date .

Posted by gabrielledea on 2015-12-28 23:47. 1 comments. 291 reads
 
Hi, I've had my 3 leads Pacemaker for about two years now, what has happened over the last one month is that every time I enter a store my Pacemaker constantly keeps beeping, not good for me as everyone looks at me as if I've stolen something. The pacemaker has never beeped before, now it even beeps when I'm in the store for a few seconds. Do I need to worry that it's not working as it should. Any feedback would be appreciated.


Posted by Lifeisgood on 2015-12-28 21:58. 2 comments. 315 reads
 
Hi! Have had palpitations every day for a couple of weeks.
When should I get worried? Palpitations are mild - not severe and I saw doctor on 12/10. He did not comment on palpitations and EKG, etc. was OK. My PM recorded 3 episodes this year 2 in August & one on 11/26.Lasted almost 2 minutes each. Someone out there have these palpitations and any advice? Thanks - Happy Holidays. PS I have had PM since 5/2010 &
this had not happened before.

Posted by lkhughes77 on 2015-12-26 16:59. 6 comments. 377 reads
 
I received my pacemaker 12/14/15 and was SO happy to be able to run on 12/24 and 12/25! It is comforting to know that my heart will beat like it is suppose to now. I feel that I am still a bit winded with my running but hoping this will get better. I go back to my technician in 3 months. Any thoughts for a new pacemaker would be appreciated. Thanks, Linda

Posted by Peyton on 2015-12-14 20:23. 6 comments. 498 reads
 
Hi my name is Peyton and I am a 47 year old male from NC. Just received my pacemaker last Wednesday. While I am an optimist and usually handle life changing events relatively well, I am sure there are times when I will need more or a different kind of support than my family and friends can provide. I imagine that those without these devices just don't understand as much as they try and as well intended as they are. I'm no stranger to having foreign objects such as titanium plates and screws in my body but this seems different to me. I'm looking forward to getting to know people in this club and gleaning information from y'all.

Posted by kamlesh on 2015-12-02 19:01. 1 comments. 466 reads
 
dear all,


my self Rahul singh.recentally my friend kamlesh soni came to know that he has heart problem and doctors has suggest him to go for pacemaker as soon as possible. the problem is financially he is not capable to arrange amount of 6 lakhs that was told to him by doctors.so if anyone knows any trust or organization that provide finical help so please revert me back on my email id

rahulsinghg26@gmail.com.

Posted by Athena on 2015-11-18 04:09. 9 comments. 765 reads
 
Hello everyone. I had my pacemaker implanted September 2015. I am a married mother of four. I don't have any support from from Husband who feels that this is my fault. I have been healthy my entire 43 years. In August 2015 I had a few episodes of fainting and went to the ER 3 times. Did a Tilt Table test and my heart stopped for 28 seconds. In September I was diagnosed with "Bradycardia with a Pause". I am in need of some major support because I am feeling so alone. Does anyone know of a support group in the Phoenix, AZ area? Or are there any other places I can get some support? Thank you Everyone!

Posted by ellishunter on 2015-11-11 16:46. 0 comments. 594 reads
 
I had my 2-wire ICD/PM upgraded to 3-wire just prior to an AV Node Ablation two weeks ago. Since a Mitral Valve Repair in January of 2013, I have lived with extreme fatigue and an inability to walk more that 20-30 linear feet without having to stop or sit down for a minute or two. I also have Atrium Fibrillation and BP typically runs 90/60.
After my upgrade procedure, I was expecting some level of symptom relief. This did not happen. Prior to the procedure, my EF had been a steady 20 - 25%. My Cardiologist now tells me it is 35 - 40%. However, I am still fatigued and become SOB with minimal activity. Has anyone had similar experience? I guess my questions are:
Can I expect a later reduction of these symptoms (fatigue and SOB)?

Posted by lychee12 on 2015-11-10 00:55. 4 comments. 576 reads
 
Hi all,

I am completely new to the world of pacemakers. My mother is scheduled to have one implanted in her tomorrow and honestly, I am a bit worried. I understand this is a normal, very common procedure and I know she will be back on her feet in no time! I was hoping to see if there are other folks like me who have loved ones who have pacemakers.

What is the best support you can give a loved one? What should one be mindful in regards to pacemakers, aside from what is already available online or through your cardiologist? What are ways to make this transition as smooth as possible?

Thank you!

Posted by pani on 2015-11-01 17:56. 10 comments. 690 reads
 
Hi dear friends
Maybe u think my post is like a kid post but I'm too worry my husband will have a surgery for next week and I can't sleep and I can't breath I don't know what to do I want to make him relax but I really can't help him he will change a pacemaker and the only thing makes me too worry is about angiography and pls help me even a very short message from anyone makes me a bit better I can't even sleep

Posted by dfscaggs on 2015-10-31 01:59. 1 comments. 559 reads
 
Are there any pacemaker support groups near Dublin, GA?

Posted by Prescottjo on 2015-10-30 15:42. 3 comments. 629 reads
 
before my PM I was told I have mild sleep apena. So of course the machine and oxygen was pushed on me. Even though my oxygen level was 78 at night. Ive struggled to get use to machine for a couple years. It make me bloated, and I have bad claustrophobia. So now I have the PM and wonder if I even need the sleep machine. Sometimes I wonder just how much money these doctors make off of us.
Anyway I just wonder if the pm keeps my heart beating then it wont stop at night , right ?

Posted by amymae531 on 2015-09-18 21:40. 6 comments. 775 reads
 
After my grandma hounded me in finding a support group... Being an incompetent 15 year old I thought the idea of it was stupid and expressing my emotions about what I have been going through was stupid, but I am now a week post op for my second ICD surgery in the past month and right about now, finding this website was so comforting seeing all these people that understand. How is someone really going to understand unless they have been through this? But for all of you on here with an ICD, if you're scared of being shocked... you're definitely not the only one. After being shocked 6 times, I will gladly tell anyone about it so they don't have to feel like I do.

Posted by newonehere on 2015-09-06 22:43. 6 comments. 1045 reads
 
I will possible get a pacemaker for bradycardia soon.please reply to me if you have a pacemaker for bradycardia and does it give you more energy and do you feel better.thank you

Posted by newonehere on 2015-09-06 22:43. 1 comments. 654 reads
 
I will possible get a pacemaker for bradycardia soon.please reply to me if you have a pacemaker for bradycardia and does it give you more energy and do you feel better.thank you

Posted by michael.stinson on 2015-08-12 01:28. 8 comments. 724 reads
 
Hello group. My wife had her pacemaker implanted on 7/30/15. She is extremely uncomfortable with it and is very emotional about it. She stats that she can feel the pacemaker kick in when it does and gets furious with me and extremely upset when I cant understand what it is feeling like.

I am looking for an actual face to face support group for new pacemaker patients in the Glen Burnie, Md area. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Mike



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