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Posted by Goldensmom on 2014-07-03 14:50. 6 comments. 586 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. 637 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. 680 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. 412 reads
 
How do I change my e-mail without trying to register again?

Posted by wmark736 on 2014-06-16 15:36. 4 comments. 468 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)

Posted by Osupokesfan on 2014-06-03 11:17. 8 comments. 680 reads
 
I am scheduled to receive a pacemaker next week to control my bradycardia and related symptoms. I am 45 years old. I am married with children and I am very nervous about the procedure and would like to know what to expect the first few days. Any advice is appreciated.

Posted by wmark736 on 2014-06-01 17:01. 0 comments. 410 reads
 
i am getting a dibulator and losing my commercial drivers license i haven't worked in 8 months i need a transmission for my car. if any one can help please call or email 703 307 6179 email wmark736@aol.com

Posted by inittogether11 on 2014-05-27 01:29. 11 comments. 615 reads
 
I dont have a pacemaker but I didn't know where else to turn to.. my boyfriend recently just gotten a pacemaker we're only in our 20's and well... engage in sexual intercourse. How/what can I do to make him more comfortable? Not so much just physically but also emotionally. I don't look at him anything less then the man I met and loved. I just dont think he feels the same anymore. Aside from us making love, I want him to feel better about this.. any in put?

Posted by wmark736 on 2014-05-13 15:07. 2 comments. 265 reads
 
the most difficult process of this is not knowing what will happen on may 30th i was never symptomatic i could lose my cdl

Posted by imatos on 2014-04-30 13:23. 3 comments. 334 reads
 
Hello my fellow friends,

Does anybody here on the forum knows of any in person pacemaker support groups in Danbury, CT?

Thanks.

Ivette

Posted by magenta_dawn on 2014-04-30 12:08. 2 comments. 291 reads
 
Just went to Cleveland Clinic after a change of doc that left me wanting more information. My EP doc left and I was not happy with the replacement so I went to Cleveland Clinic. The new doc told me that the treatment I had (total ablation of the SA node) is not a customary or suggested treatment for my diagnosis (IST incompetent sinus tachycardia). That I should have been treated with medications, not a pacemaker for life. Now I have found that the doctor that did my procedure has lost his medical license for malpractice. There are several cases listed but the one in my state was not filed as he voluntarily surrendered his license. Any one else dealt with anything like this? Docs name is Ronald Jay Haberman.

Posted by JBM on 2014-04-27 22:09. 4 comments. 285 reads
 
Just had a PM installed 6 days ago. I am 74 and very active and worked out at least 5 times a week,trend mill,weights,pickleball etc. Annual checkout discovered extra slow rate at night with monitor that I was to wear for 30 days. The monitor was installed on a Friday afternoon and I had 3 calls from monitor station etc. and had the installation Monday afternoon.I am a newby but I have many of the things going on that are discussed in this forum such as flutter of muscles etc. Having these postings has relieved much of my anxiety. I really just want to thank everyone for sharing their experience and what I am experiencing is not unique ----

Posted by Rusty66211 on 2014-04-07 16:27. 6 comments. 327 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. 166 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. 681 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 Mywingman on 2014-03-22 08:07. 0 comments. 176 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. 443 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. 7 comments. 548 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. 373 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. 8 comments. 882 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.......




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