I went to my ER on Friday early AM with what I thought was food poisoning from a dodgy Harvey's, and 12 hours later after a code blue, I had a pacemaker fitted.
I had a complete heart block, I'm 48 female, with no prior issues in my health or heart, no high cholesterol or blood pressure .. so I'm reeling at the moment. The cardiologist had no answers as to why this happened but is willing to keep investigating.
Things feel very different now, and still sore from the surgery, and it is very hard to not over think all the new feelings etc. and not panic that this magic pebble is going to fail and I'm going to leave my kids.
Is this anxiety etc all normal? I'm more tired to the point of falling asleep on the sofa twice a day, and I have like weird light headed moments - not the same passing out feelings I had in the ER.
I want to get on with life, but feared that the pacemaker will fail it'll be gane over.
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I wouldn't be alive if it wasn't for pacemakers. I've had mine for 35+ years. I was fainting all of the time and had flat-lined also. I feel very blessed to live in this time of technology.