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Posted by carnut on 2013-02-07 19:04. 6 comments. 474 reads
 
I’m a retired bodyman & street rodder want to talk to anyone with an icd who has done any welding.  Pls contact me via a Pvt Msg, so we can make contact.  Ralph



Posted by concerned-daughter on 2013-02-07 17:06. 2 comments. 386 reads
 
My Mother is going to fly from N.Y to Arizona on a 5 HR flight. What would anyone suggest for safety and comfort.

Posted by Jen12 on 2013-02-06 13:39. 3 comments. 418 reads
 
Hi - Has anyone been refused travel insurance due to having a pacemaker. Can anyone recommend a good deal on travel insurance for persons with pacemakers?

Posted by terrythetech on 2013-02-05 12:48. 7 comments. 324 reads
 
Just got told that work had a test for EMF completed and none of the electrical equipment I repair is in excess of the levels set by St. Judes or the University of Minnesota. So I am going back to work this after noon at 3pm! Scared and excited as been off since last October. I will post the test result papers as soon as I get a copy. Not sure where I will post them yet, but will let you all know. I am a Maintenance Electrician in a plastics extrusion factory. Wish me luck but I am sure I will be ok! Wow. I will let everyone know how it goes tomorrow morning on this post.
Terry

Posted by kansasgranny on 2013-02-04 21:42. 5 comments. 514 reads
 
I have had my pm for only one week. Went to work....passed out a couple of times.....ended up with a pacemaker all in several hours time. My diagnosis is third degree heart block. I had NO CLUE I had a problem. I have never been sick in my 60 years with anything much. My question is this: My husband and i are planning to go to Haiti on a mission trip in two weeks. If any of you have been there, you know what I mean by bumpy roads.......will that be a problem for my pm??

Posted by Beach Boy on 2013-02-02 17:36. 6 comments. 1014 reads
 
My wife and I are planning a trip to Peru and Bolivia.
This will entail travel in some high altitude areas, in the Andes.
The highest area is 12,000 feet above Seal Level.

I was wondering if anyone had any information, and/or
expereince with the effect of being in high altitudes and
their Pace Maker?

Your feedback is greatly appreciated.

Posted by taytay on 2013-01-22 11:40. 4 comments. 332 reads
 
Hello I have a certified nursing assistant for 20 yrs... That's all I,ve done.. My job is very strenuous and I,m worried about going back to work on feb 2 I had my pacemaker put in dec 20 plenty of time off... Just worried about all the lifting I have to do... Any other cna,s out there....

Posted by tibo1980 on 2013-01-22 00:12. 3 comments. 328 reads
 
i have just been offered a job as a mechanic at a small recycing plant and it is a great job and i have fears that it will affect my pm and if any one can help me it would be very helpful. thank you

Posted by terrythetech on 2013-01-16 09:10. 6 comments. 653 reads
 
Well I am supposed to be ready to return to work after my 6 week restrictions in 6 days. Problem is my employer won't let me return to work without a workability report that allows me to work without any restrictions. I may be exposed to a large array of electrical equipment daily, and although most of these pieces of equipment could be powered down for me to work on them I am sure there are many that gererate a lot of emf during normal operation. Can my employer refuse to allow me to return to work even though they are required to make reasonable accomadations under the ADA? With my Bi-V I am aparantly not ill enough to collect SS disability, but too limited to return to my job? 57 now so cant retire yet.

Posted by Kshiels89 on 2012-12-28 05:31. 2 comments. 431 reads
 
Hey everyone,I'm 23 years old and have been recently fitted with a pacemaker,i am hoping to travel to Australia in April and am finding it really hard to find a company that will give me insurance for the year with my medical condition!any information or help would be greatly appreciated!!

Kirsty

Posted by belz on 2012-12-27 20:00. 4 comments. 370 reads
 
hi all.
Got my pm last year as a 15yo, and looking forward to finishing school studies soon. wanted to know if anyone knows of restrictions/problems i would have pursuing a career in medicine (especially emergency and trauma) due to the pm..
thanks

Posted by pacer50 on 2012-12-27 06:25. 3 comments. 1034 reads
 
seat-belts only or air bags, please which is best in a crash if have a pacemaker (100% paced). Many thanks for last message replies regards forms of travel.

Posted by myrosie on 2012-12-20 23:25. 3 comments. 360 reads
 
Looking for any nurses out there that have a PM implanted. I am 9 days post op and would like to talk to other nurses to see how they felt going back to work.

Posted by pacer50 on 2012-12-16 11:29. 4 comments. 415 reads
 
I am 100% paced by my PM. Need advice regards possible problems regards; airflights, trains including high speed electric, ferries, channel tunnel train and anything else regards travel. Feeling the need to find the sunshine!
Many Thanks


Posted by graham1 on 2012-12-14 08:35. 2 comments. 330 reads
 
At recent angiogram my doctor looked up at the screen and said:"there's a lot of metalwork in there." He was, I assumed, referring to the two damaged leads which had been replaced but not removed on a previous occasion.
As a distraction, I asked him how many leads he could fit into a vein.He replied:(smartarse). "How many would you like? I could get another pair in this side and then start on the left."
But. What's the truth of it? Is it OK to leave leads in and how many can actually be inserted?
For info I also have a prostate full of titanium. But he didn't know that!
Regards.
Graham

Posted by Ravenflight on 2012-12-07 02:17. 7 comments. 505 reads
 
I just had my first PM surgery 2 days ago- I work as a telco technician. In my work I climb poles, manholes, occasionally visit cell sites and frequently get zapped by poorly insulated wires carrying between 51v dc (telephone voltage) and 190v dc (T1 line voltage)- the latter can really sting! My cardiologist didn't seem to think it was an issue but I would hate to find out the hard way that he was mistaken. Last time I fell from a pole was over 10 years ago-would like to keep it that way. Wondering if anyone has experience with this? Thoughts on what is the safe distance to keep from cell tower transmitters, microwave transmitters, and commercial radio transmitters? I can only find info that says keep your cell phone 6 inches away, but ce...


Posted by Jim is tickin on 2012-11-24 13:38. 3 comments. 492 reads
 
I am having a pm implanted in two days. I have a job driving the LIFT (disability) buses for Tri-Met in Portland, Oregon. Are there OREGON laws/regulations regarding when I can return to work after the procedure? I'm seeing opinions ranging from 2 days to 6 months and understand that each state may have different laws about this. I never had any fainting or consciousness problems so the 6 month wait (typically for those reasons) wouldn't apply. Does anyone know specifically about OREGON law here?
Thanks. Jim is tickin

Posted by Jim is tickin on 2012-11-23 20:04. 3 comments. 505 reads
 
hi everyone. I just joined because I'm slated to have a pm implanted on Monday. my job is driving the county disability buses. can anyone speak to the time I might lose before returning to work and or longer term challenges 2 keeping my job. also I have my own business as a pressure washer. can anyone tell me about problems are restrictions using a pressure washer. thanks for being there for folks like me that need to be up to speed about the realities of having a pm. thanks. jim is tickin.

Posted by Missy1014 on 2012-11-17 21:55. 2 comments. 471 reads
 
Since my pm placement (I'm pacer dependent) when I fly I get a very strange feeling. During take off and during the climb I almost feel like I may lose consciousness...has anyone else had any issues flying?

Posted by Missy1014 on 2012-11-17 21:55. 0 comments. 234 reads
 
Since my pm placement (I'm pacer dependent) when I fly I get a very strange feeling. During take off and during the climb I almost feel like I may lose consciousness...has anyone else had any issues flying?



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