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Posted by Robin1966 on 2014-08-12 16:13. 3 comments. 423 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. 460 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. 440 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. 525 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. 474 reads
 
Here we go again ..... Sleepless night ......

Posted by leet on 2014-07-09 17:16. 2 comments. 553 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. 640 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. 638 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. 747 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. 808 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. 447 reads
 
How do I change my e-mail without trying to register again?

Posted by wmark736 on 2014-06-16 15:36. 4 comments. 505 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. 723 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. 443 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. 676 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. 291 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. 368 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. 334 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. 315 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. 384 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 .



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