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Posted by raven on 2014-10-15 20:48. 6 comments. 806 reads
 
So, my Doc has recommended a pacemaker for a lazy A/V node problem, which, basically, causes my heart to skip a beat or two maybe once or twice a day. Recently, I was in the backyard having a beer, and smoking a cigarette ( rare occasion... I don 't smoke, except every once in awhile...), and I fainted. Due to an incident that occurred 4 years ago, where I was flying a hang glider and my left hand slipped off the control bar, so I decided to land... and told my wife about it, and she rushed me to a hospital, and they thought it was possibly a TIA, she again rushed me to the hospital. They could find no probable cause, but they ordered a 48 hr Holter monitor to see what's up. Well, it came back with 3 skips, one of which was 6 seconds, ...


Posted by Eliprz52 on 2014-10-07 14:57. 2 comments. 437 reads
 
I was going to have a pm inplant next month but got changed to this month now.i was looking to see if anyone knows of a pm support group here in the state of washington. I live there now

Posted by Marshy430 on 2014-09-24 06:12. 2 comments. 595 reads
 
Hi I'm new to this I am in the britsh army and I had a heartbeat of 22 beats per minute I fainted twice and i had to have a duel chamber pacemaker put in now I'm getting pap 10 and now I'm getting kicked out the army

Posted by TXCardiac on 2014-09-08 21:15. 3 comments. 446 reads
 
70yrs old, 2 mechanical valves, afiber 2 times a mth, 3 ablations, now considering a pacemaker. Would like to know more about the pros and cons, perfectly healthy otherwise, very active, golf, tennis, etc. Appreciate any info I can get.

Chat name TXCardiac (I am new to this site)

Posted by Raulskies on 2014-09-06 15:37. 7 comments. 733 reads
 
I'm a 20 year old college student.just 2 days ago I got my pacemaker implanted. Since surgery I still feel the same, tired and fatigued. I was wondering if anybody had the same problem. It's like this throbbing in my head with a tired feeling. Am I suppose to feel different weeks later or was I suppose to feel it right away? Someone help!

Posted by LELAND on 2014-08-26 16:17. 4 comments. 680 reads
 
some reactions you may have experienced after implant etc.

Posted by LeeLees on 2014-08-25 16:51. 5 comments. 420 reads
 
Hello I'm LeeLees, I have a pacemaker and defibrillator, do anyone have both??

Posted by Louiselily on 2014-08-20 13:28. 7 comments. 597 reads
 
So I'm 17 years old and you're probably thinking its a bit young for me to need support but I just need a friend to talk to. I was 7 months old when I first had my pacemaker fitted and I have had 3 operations and I am schedueled for another replacement next year. I lost my brother due to congenital heart block, which is what I also have. None of my family or friends have a pacemaker or know anyone with a pacemaker, and I always feel alone about it as if I'm different because there are a lot of activities that I have missed out on due to operations. I always feel guilty that my brother passed away and I lived because I have the same problem and I feel like its my fault, I just wish he was here so I could talk to someone because I sometimes ...


Posted by Robin1966 on 2014-08-12 16:13. 3 comments. 472 reads
 
Received a pacemaker on Thursday last week, due to a sudden bout of bradycardia.
Still getting used to the idea of having the device inside of me.

Really appreciate all the postings of people who have been in a similar position.
Thank You for this site - Rob

Posted by KarenR2014 on 2014-08-08 00:10. 2 comments. 506 reads
 
I tried to log in my account and it said no such user. I have been on here since around 2001. What happened to my old account?

Posted by Youngone on 2014-07-31 18:04. 3 comments. 496 reads
 
Has anyone on this site had a pace maker since they were thirteen? I'm in my thirties now...

Posted by msdhillon on 2014-07-29 04:23. 7 comments. 585 reads
 
hi all
i am new here and have just been told that i will need to have a pm put in and that has been scheduled for this saturday. today is tuesday and i am getting anxious and stressed. i know i should not be having read the postings here. i am 72, having af and blackouts too frequently. there was another unusual symptom - a buzz in my head and a slow spreading warmth down to my waist. no doctor could explain it but it is something that i now link to my heart stopping and restarting and the warm blood rushing back into my arteries. could i be right? has anybody else experienced this?
it is reassuring to read the positive comments here but i am wondering and concerned whether post implant the blackouts will cease?


Posted by Duke Heart Patient on 2014-07-28 04:01. 1 comments. 524 reads
 
Here we go again ..... Sleepless night ......

Posted by leet on 2014-07-09 17:16. 2 comments. 613 reads
 
thank you for your answers, I am 57 andwas hoping others had this problem with the humidity

Posted by missboo on 2014-07-06 13:30. 3 comments. 721 reads
 
Thanks to everyone who gave me adivice on burning sensation in my arm pit. I took your advice and got rid of the sling during the day and use it only when sleeping. The pain is gone. I am 5 days out and decided to walk around my yard to start a little exercise (have been going upstairs in house) my heart was beating so fast 94 beats a minute. It felt so weird! I felt flushed and nervous. Has anyone felt this way when their heart rate went up? My heart rate was so slow before that it probably has not beat that much in years! I see doctor on Thursday.

Posted by Goldensmom on 2014-07-03 14:50. 6 comments. 714 reads
 
Hi Everyone, Had a PM inserted 10 days ago and still get a burning sensation at the site. It seems to come and go and occasionally I feel almost a vibrating sensation. Is this normal and has anyone experienced this before. When I bend over I also have the sensation that it's moving in it's pouch. Is this my imagination or does this happen until it's settled in. Any info would be appreciated.

Posted by bobandbj on 2014-06-25 09:36. 5 comments. 887 reads
 
Two weeks ago I had aflutter ablation and implant of a dual lead pacemaker. I still have discomfort from the pm surgery but also since surgery have had more irregular and rapid heartbeats than before the surgeries. My doctors and nurses say this is totally normal following these procedures and will last for 1-3 months after. They are now saying I should have the "big" ablation on the other side. I also have COPD. Would appreciate any comments. Thank you!

Posted by hbotney on 2014-06-23 18:34. 9 comments. 914 reads
 
Hey guys! I wanted to see if there were any other youngins with pacers. I got mine a month ago and I am almost cleared to raise my arm and resume normal activity. I'm just looking for other people who are experiencing the same things as I am. I am a little worried about what it is going to be like when I resume exercise. Any words of advice, encouragement, support, empathy, are welcome.

Posted by aldeer on 2014-06-19 18:55. 1 comments. 479 reads
 
How do I change my e-mail without trying to register again?

Posted by wmark736 on 2014-06-16 15:36. 4 comments. 563 reads
 
I am commercial driver getting a difb on Thursday 6/19/14 and could you some help in every way. ( my cell is 703 307 6179)



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