St. Jude Medical Pacemakers & ICDs

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Posted by MIDNIGHTDOUG on 2016-01-23 17:20. 2 comments. 201 reads
 
I have a Tear Drop Trailer. I just got my new pacemaker in Dec 2015 Does anyone have a experience with hitching up a trailer after a implant ? or any suggestion on a safe way of doing it.
Thank you
Midnightdoug

Posted by bettyb on 2016-01-13 12:33. 11 comments. 421 reads
 
I am considering flying t

Posted by arenestor on 2016-01-11 14:06. 3 comments. 365 reads
 
I currently live in China, which is awesome! I have had my pacer since May 2011, so almost 5 years. It's been causing me pain lately. More annoying than actually sever pain. I've been traveling around quite a bit on my break, so that could be it? I just don't know if I should brave the Chinese hospital, or wait another 6 months until I'll be stateside to go see my doctor. Let me know what you think!

Posted by arman on 2016-01-11 12:48. 3 comments. 216 reads
 
Hi there...any electrician in this club?will be glad if there are some.My PM joined me last july 2011 and my last check up was december 2015 when my doctor said I'm not enslaved with it.So far I'm enjoying my life as an electrician with some precautions at work.So happy to join this club..Good day everyone!

Posted by Rosenini on 2016-01-02 17:14. 5 comments. 408 reads
 
Hello. I had my PM implanted on Dec 16, 2015. I need to go back to my workplace which is a one-hour plane ride from where I am now. When is it advisable to take this plane ride? Will the altitude have any effect on the PM? Are the airlines ok with passengers who had this surgery for less than a month? Thank you so much for your help. Btw, I am female, 61 y/o with a stressful managerial job.

Posted by Kuricat on 2016-01-02 14:41. 4 comments. 372 reads
 
A very happy new year to everyone! I would appreciate information on airport security as I will be taking my first trip pre p/m and do not know what I should do or tell them. Any comments would be appreciated. Thanks ! Kuricat

Posted by Dono on 2015-12-09 02:43. 2 comments. 490 reads
 
Aloha I just got my pacer three week ago ..trying to work but still get tired.. How long dose it take to feel .better..??? Everyone said to rest....how long??. Really just want to feel norm.. Again...

Posted by monkeyman on 2015-12-08 04:33. 1 comments. 363 reads
 
Are there any railroad engineers out there who have had a pacemaker implanted and still running the motor?

Posted by jam44 on 2015-11-13 01:23. 5 comments. 710 reads
 
Is there anything I should be aware of when taking a cruise?

Thanks

Posted by johnnyc on 2015-11-01 22:52. 13 comments. 1176 reads
 
Because of my pacemaker I was allowed to not pass through the metal detector and was given the option of a pat down or a hand held wand. I selected the pat down. During the pat down I was told that the attendant would have to feel the pacemaker which he did. This was very uncomfortable. Has anyone had a similar experience? Has anyone had the hand held wand search?



Posted by Traveling gal on 2015-10-15 20:06. 1 comments. 696 reads
 
Just received my St Jude's Merlin model E1150 monitor
yesterday after receiving my CRT Pacemaker.
Des anyone know where I can purchase a travel
caring case for the monitor?
Thanks

Posted by Brittini07 on 2015-10-13 17:53. 10 comments. 761 reads
 
Hi my name is Brittini and I recently had my second device implanted as well as an additional lead. I originally had a single lead ventricular pacer, after an underlying heart condition was found after a venomous snake bite when I was 17, due to a 22 second asystole.

My pacer generator was at the end of life so my new cardiologist decided to do a tilt table test before changing my device. My tilt was positive so he decided to implant an atrial lead as well.

My question is: Are there any nurses or other people that do strenuous lifting at work and work very long hours? If so, when did you return to work with no restrictions?

I am 3 1/2 weeks out and my doctor says that I can go back to work, I'm concerned a...


Posted by Zetha on 2015-09-26 21:08. 10 comments. 854 reads
 
I would like to know when can I start driving myself...... my doctor said I must be careful with my left arm for 6 weeks, especially not to lift above my shoulder/my head.

It is now 3 weeks since PM, and I'm feeling fine, I would love to drive myself, will have more freedom, but wondering IF because I have to change gears with my left hand.... if anyone has an answer for me please?

I have my cardiologists mobile nr, but don't want to bother him with trivialities..... I am not stranded at home, I don't have to go out to work and my husband takes me anywhere I want to go and he helps with the grocery shopping. Anyway, I like doing my own thing sometimes.

Posted by michigandrs on 2015-09-21 14:36. 6 comments. 749 reads
 
Hello. I am very happy to join this club. My St. Jude pacemaker was implanted just six days ago. Does anyone know where I can obtain an international travel ID card for my devise written in several languages? Medtronic has one but it can be found nowhere on line. Thank you. DRS

Posted by chip-almost-human on 2015-07-23 00:41. 2 comments. 1154 reads
 
I have an ICD w/pace ...has anyone ever went back to work ... held the job for say 2 years and then thought maybe trying to go from a production floor position to a office job position within same company. what kind of resistant do you encounter and what did you say or do to help you gain the upper hand to help your advancement.

Posted by flutetooter on 2015-07-18 22:18. 6 comments. 909 reads
 
I have never successfully boarded an airplane since my pacemaker implant without a pat down plus. It is getting to be an adventure seeing what they will think of next. On the way to our vacation I had to hold out BARE arms to the sides while they frisked those arms on the top and bottom. Were they looking for guns, knives, or drugs UNDER the skin? On the way home, they fondled both knees, put their wand on my left shoe and tested my hands for gunpowder residue. I must be a famous terrorist and don't realize it. AT least I can laugh.

Posted by tlt_69 on 2015-06-29 12:55. 4 comments. 1186 reads
 
I am a slot machine repair technician at a casino. These machine have power to them and some speakers have good sized magnets on them. I will be getting my ICD implanted soon. Can I still work as a repair technician on these machines with an ICD?

Posted by chan-chan on 2015-06-28 21:24. 1 comments. 781 reads
 
Recently I had CRT D. So far i have been an ultrasonologist and obstetrician. With the pace maker, Can I continue doing ultrasound. Wii there be any interference or is there any contraindication?

Posted by jawjabrewdawg on 2015-06-24 17:56. 15 comments. 1096 reads
 
I was wondering if there is a list anywhere which advises on which developed countries to avoid if you have an ICD. I'd also like to hear about anyone's experiences abroad. I am more or less talking about countries where there is minimal ICD technology or where there are very few hospitals and cardiologists capable of treating me should my ICD kick in or fail.I am most interested in Great Britain and Europe as destinations.

Posted by 0300hours on 2015-04-26 18:27. 5 comments. 1140 reads
 
I had a pacemaker implanted 2 1/2 weeks ago and am going back to a desk job tomorrow. I feel better than I have in ages.

I feel ready and am tired of being home but I have been taking a nap every day and still sleeping well at night. Is it typical to have an increased need for sleep? Has this been a problem for others?

Any comments would be appreciated.



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