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Posted by Wendy on 2013-07-13 11:17. 10 comments. 1560 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. 497 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. 920 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. 581 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. 354 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. 516 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. 584 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. 503 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. 571 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. 373 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. 403 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. 312 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?

Posted by abhilash12 on 2013-05-16 03:16. 6 comments. 690 reads
 
Dear friends,
I am an Electrical engineer from India. Before I worked in Saudi Arabia for 3 years with pacemaker.Now I got another job from Oman and I came from Saudi Arabia and did medical check up for that.But the Middle east approved Medical consultancy and its Doctor in India said that I am unfit to go and work abroad since because I have a pace maker.I tried to convince him so many times but he is adamant on his arguments .He gave me an unfit certificate and deprived my job opportunity.Now only after 1 month I can take the medical re assessment .Please advise me what should I do? can I go after that doctor with a complaint on the medical council?

Regards
Paul

Posted by cormac on 2013-05-06 17:43. 1 comments. 305 reads
 
Ok guys that seems to be where im at with welding. I restore old vws as a hobbie and my brother does nearly all the welding i only ever weld on mu own at home and if it feels strange i stop so that seems to fit in with what people have said so im happy with that.

Posted by tibo1980 on 2013-05-02 19:21. 2 comments. 402 reads
 
hi i work in a recycling pland and we have a magnetic drum that separates all the steel and i know that when i get close to it my pacemaker messes up but what are the long term affects for the pacemaker itself messing up or stopping all together..

thanks

Posted by heather1723 on 2013-05-01 17:46. 4 comments. 350 reads
 
Now that I talked to the cardiologist, he says I will be okay with my type of PM so I ask my fellow PM Club members what is the best advice you can give me to help with the altitude, for example someone mentioned we should drink plenty of water to counteract any effects of the altitude.

Posted by heather1723 on 2013-05-01 01:55. 3 comments. 684 reads
 
I have a question, I have had a Medtronic Adapta implanted since 6/2010 and wanted to get everyone's opinion. My husband and I are leaving for Vail, CO next month and wanted to know if the altitude will effect my pacemaker at all. I know it is an issue when scuba diving at certain levels but not sure about the altitude or not. I plan on calling Medtronic on Friday on my day off of work but in the meantime just wanted to get everyone's thoughts on the subject.

Posted by redneck41 on 2013-04-30 13:18. 7 comments. 961 reads
 
I just had one installed (6 weeks ago) and I have already hit the electric fence. Any concerns with this?

Posted by Jay4 on 2013-04-27 13:24. 7 comments. 488 reads
 
I will be taking my first flight since having my surgery for an ICD. My question to you is Screen or not to screen? While I have read to stay away from magnets, do not let the wand at the airport get too close to your device. Even read recently that it is safe to go through those screens and it is not a problem to have the wand close as long as it is not too long (20 secs). I have made up my mind as to what I will do just would like to get other peoples advice and opinion on what they do. Thanks in advance.
J


Posted by cormac on 2013-04-26 21:28. 1 comments. 304 reads
 
so i take it that there a few members on the site here who still weld with no problem's..



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