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Posted by bonniefox on 2013-09-07 19:51. 6 comments. 982 reads
 
I am trying to walk the line between practical and paranoid as far as traveling long distances for vacations. Our daughter is getting married in Italy in 2 weeks. My husband wants to buy me a noise canceling headphone to use on the flight, (I have difficulty hearing the the sound of the offered movies ) My Boston Scientific pacemaker has been reading"(less than 6 months" for 7 months and I have to wait to have it replaced until the battery officially needs to be replaced in order to have Medicare cover the expense. So, I am hesitant to wear the N.C. headset because they use a battery and have a magnet also. I am going to ask my pacemaker tech about this when I see him this week but I would also appreciate any input from any of the mem...


Posted by Pcwhit on 2013-09-02 22:56. 4 comments. 494 reads
 
I am a little nervous about returning to work since I am in a stressful job and I drive or patrol for a living. I am not sure what to do in terms of changing professions or telling my employer about my pm. I mean I have a very stressful job and do not want to have anymore heart problems. Has anyone else had these feelings about returning to work after pm implantation?

Posted by colton on 2013-08-30 01:46. 4 comments. 510 reads
 
I am a civilian contractor that works with the USAF Special Ops Squadron. I am currently receiving Short Term Disability and have found out that Military Regulations will not let me deploy with a pacemaker. I am trying for Long Term Disability.

Does anyone have experience with pacemakers and deploying?

Posted by Fiki on 2013-08-20 09:27. 5 comments. 414 reads
 
Hi ! Ive had my drivers licence for more than a year now.. and i ve never had any interfernces or shocks during driving.. what are you experiences with driving with an ICD ? :)

Posted by depreal30 on 2013-08-19 14:08. 21 comments. 1231 reads
 
I am tossed between getting one or not. Does anyone have one? I am looking at a cooler bracelet or necklace since I am a fashion freak. Anyone know of any good sites that are reasonable priced? What do you all have engraved on the bracelet?

Posted by mikem on 2013-08-12 22:03. 1 comments. 283 reads
 
Anyone with pacemaker ridden a mag-lev train or used an inductive charger for phone? Any ill effects?


Posted by donna_26 on 2013-08-06 07:49. 3 comments. 345 reads
 
Hi all just a question if anyone knows I am due to go back to work on the 21st August from having 6 weeks of due to having a pacemaker fitted work have asked if I am ok to be doing everything as normal or light duties to start with I am a full time hairdresser please advise if you know. I am still sore does this take time to go ?

Posted by davidjb on 2013-07-30 15:44. 1 comments. 344 reads
 
Be aware folks - I booked a holiday and then read the small print that I had to declare a pre-existing medical treatment. I phoned the insurance company and was told that they wouldn't insure me as at least 2 months have to have passed since the operation.





Posted by Wendy on 2013-07-13 11:17. 10 comments. 1389 reads
 
Hi

I have been reading a wide range of views on the best way to get through airports when travelling. I have a PM and would rather go through airport detectors in the hope it doesn't set the detector off if possible. Otherwise, the only option seems to be getting a pat down (which I will put up with if I have to). I'd love to hear your experiences and views on this. Also, next year I will be travelling from Australia to Vietnam and Cambodia, as well as domestically within Vietnam. Anyone had experience with domestic Vietnam airport security?

Posted by Wendy on 2013-07-13 11:12. 1 comments. 455 reads
 
Hi

I plan to travel from Australia to Vietnam/Cambodia early next year and had just commenced looking at travel insurance options. Fro what I can see I am limited in my choice. I am also wondering how much extra (on top of normal travel insurance cost) I would expect to pay? I understand there can be quite some variation in cost, depending on who you go with. Any advice from fellow Aussie travellers would be great.



Posted by donna_26 on 2013-07-02 11:53. 4 comments. 747 reads
 
hi all can anybody help me from the uk who is having trouble getting holiday insurance please give me a few thanks donna

Posted by ticker on 2013-07-02 07:54. 3 comments. 540 reads
 
HI
Have just joined this site an would like to ask I have not long ago had a Guidant dual chamber pacmaker fitted ,
My job means i must climb radio broadcast towers and pass by mobile phone antennas, does any one now where to get garments that will protect the pacemaker from elecro magnetic waves so ther will be no interference to the pacemakerwill climbing the towers,
kind regards
robert mills
england

Posted by donna_26 on 2013-07-01 11:37. 1 comments. 324 reads
 
hi all having a pacmaker fitted does anyone no if holiday insurance will go up i was under Donna_27 but its locked me out of my acount so just made a diffrent acount to speak to you all

Posted by Donna_27 on 2013-06-27 16:31. 5 comments. 490 reads
 
Anyone on here could help me having a pacemaker implanted on 10th July and I am going to have 6 weeks of sick as I won't be able to move my arms about my shoulder does he surgeon wrote you a sick note or do I have to go doctors please help guy thanks donna

Posted by oldpilot on 2013-06-26 20:38. 6 comments. 548 reads
 
I'm planning a trip this fall that includes airline travel and a 7 day cruise. I have a St. Jude Accent #2210 implant.
Anyone got any travel tips?
What do I tell the airline?
What kind of questions should I ask my doctor?
Appreciate any info.
Thanks.

Oldpilot


Posted by SteveAustin on 2013-06-26 13:55. 2 comments. 448 reads
 
Hi,

Does anyone know if having a pacemaker/ defibrillator is going to create a problem with getting a regular, non-commercial driver's license in Pennsylvania?

I have a license in my current state but might be moving.

Can anyone tell me how to find out about this?

Thanks

Posted by astroboychev on 2013-06-18 11:32. 2 comments. 523 reads
 
I'm still on recovery, short term disability pension, with return to work just around the corner. The problem arises in my line of work.Being a welder and back up of QC with NDE tickets, Magnetic Partical Testing in particular, it appears I'll have to change jobs.The whole company is filled with welding machines and possible electronic interferance from other sources.Wondering what I should do? I have possibly another 10 to 12 years that I could work there. What should the return to work restrictions be from the Doctor,or can he outright state no return to work and put me as Long Term Disability case? I'm also wondering if anyone has any suggestions on how to approach the company on a possible buy-out package?
In my case ,I'm almost ...


Posted by langleyger on 2013-06-16 23:51. 3 comments. 341 reads
 
I work as a welding consultant. I went back to office work
the day after my pacemaker implant. I started driving after 1 week.
I don't have to get to close to the actual weldin,I have inspectors for that.
I am 71 years old,but not ready to retire.

Posted by heather1723 on 2013-05-25 01:36. 2 comments. 382 reads
 
Well I survived with no issues with my PM. We traveled to Denver, Gypsum, Beaver Creek, Avon, Vail, Leadville, Minturn, Camp Hale, Wolcott and Glenwood Springs, Co.

We even made the trek to the top of Independence Pass with an elevation of 12,095 feet above sea level.

I didn't have any issues at all, the PM worked like a charm and I made sure to drink plenty of water while out in CO.

I just wanted to thank all my fellow PM Club members who gave me plenty of great advice to handle the altitude.

Posted by SG9ordie on 2013-05-24 17:53. 1 comments. 291 reads
 
Has any one done any traveling buy car and used
their Merlin while on the road?

I realize the unit needs power and active phone line.

What problems did you have?



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