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Posted by ChuckNorrisKicksAss on 2013-10-05 00:23. 3 comments. 729 reads
 
Hi, I'm currently living in Edmonton, Canada. And I am wondering if anyone on here has had any luck with getting the Disability Tax Break on your income taxes. It basically exempts you from having to pay in as much taxes as you normally do.

I'm going to get my doctor to fill out the forum, but would like to hear from members who have tried, whether succesful or not.

Posted by pstorer on 2013-09-25 13:00. 3 comments. 661 reads
 
I recently had a 'full heart block' back in April of this year, which led to me being implanted with a pacemaker. I am a plater/welder in the UK, the job that I had was a life saver, it was my first permanent job since redundancies a few years back. At first my work managers were very supportive, they told me that I should take all the time time off I needed. They also required various letters from my cardiologist and doctor to confirm that my pacemaker would not be any hazard in the work place. I fulfilled all there requests, my cardiologist had stated that I would be fine in a welding site, with a few procedures in place, again the workplace managers were very supportive and went a long with everything. Until recently a new manager has ...


Posted by jim@uk on 2013-09-25 11:35. 0 comments. 275 reads
 
Hi all just found this site so joined up. Had my p/maker fitted in June which was quite a shock i must admit ( im 58). I am back at work as an engineer but not letting me do my normal duties until they have a report back from my clinic stating its okay to work on the equipment there. So far its taken three weeks. Has anyone else experienced this. Thanks Jim

Posted by alphieme3 on 2013-09-08 02:26. 1 comments. 394 reads
 
I have had a CRT unit for 4 months now. And I am wondering if any of you guys have a problem straining feeling in your chest when you lift fairly heavy objects? I work Retail and part of my job is stocking. I dont know if the strained feeling I get is normal with Cardiomyopathy of something I should be concerned with. When it happens I feel tired for a few minutes then it returns to normal later.

Posted by bonniefox on 2013-09-07 19:51. 6 comments. 1360 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. 565 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. 631 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. 490 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. 1498 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. 331 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. 4 comments. 399 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. 392 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. 1667 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. 526 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. 1013 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. 616 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. 378 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. 532 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. 603 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. 528 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



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