Most Recent Messages in Surgery & Recovery
I've had a pacemaker since I was 12, and a few years after that, I came out as trans since then, I've been wondering if it is possible for me to get top surgery since I have a pacemaker and I've been unable to find anything the covers this and I'm just wondering if anyone has any similar experience or anything that is comparable. Thanks for any help you can offer.
this may be a bit of a redundant question, so my apologies! i'm pretty young (16) and i'm getting a pacemaker in soon. i have ABSOLUTELY ZERO clue what to expect for the recovery. my cardiologist makes it seem like the procedure will be very easy w. little impact on life afterwards, but i was wondering to how much that's true? what does it feel like afterwards? what is recovery like?
I have a loop recorder and I've not been able to find an answer to this. Is the loop recorder anchored/secured in place at the point of insertion? Sounds like a weird question but mine feels to me where my scar is is also attached to the recorder itself. In fact I'm sure it is, if I gently lift my skin I can see it pulls the recorder with it. It's not painful, and it's healed well I just want to know if that's how it's supposed to be?
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It's been 2 months since my ICD surgery. It's on my left side. I've been sleeping on my right side ever since. Haven't slept on my left side yet. I'm worried I'll move the pacemaker or squish on it or make it sore by pressing on it ?! However. When I turn on my right side, my breasts are quite heavy so when I turn, my left breast pulls down on my pacemaker and it hurts. And I wonder if it's moving the leads. Don't know how to get...
Hi, I am 38 years old and suffered a cardiac arrest back in Janurary. They had to revive me twice. I was in a coma for 2 weeks and spent a month and a half in the hospital. They inserted a pacemaker/defibrillator on February 7th. Ever since, I have avoided wearing a bra with straps, one with support, because I'm scared by wearing one that it pushes up the breasts, and by doing so, it's pushing up against the pacemaker. I am scared it might move the leads ? Shift the pacemaker out of p...
I am new to this forum so I am delighted to find you and sent this first to an outdated list but a kind person put me right.
I am repeating myself therefore but I had my PM done only last week in London and will eventually be paced at St Thomas's. My op feels ok but I am one of those with a Sick sinus and have Brady and Tachycardia. The PM should cope with the Brady but other than an AV node ablation which I am unhappy about I am trying to cope with the Tachycardia with Propra...
Testing continues for my upcoming aortic valve replacement #2
Just had an angiogram and everything is clear!
Scheduled for a femoral artery & heart CT Scan in a few weeks. After that, I'll sit with the surgeon again about my options.
In the meantime, I've been "negotiating" with my EP. He wasn't wanting to push my MTR above the default 130 due to my severe insufficiency. I finally convinced him that I would be carefull and he put it at 150 whic...
.... hmm. So. I'm 2 weeks (tomorrow) since surgery, and had my first checkup, staples removed (steristrips in place), and I think things have been tweaked as I'm not as light heated and having as many kerthump or palpitations moments as pre-appointment - HOWEVER - something is still vexing me - and I don't know if it's a girl with ample bosoms thing - or if men can relate - but.... I feel like I have to hold my left boob all the time when I'm walking. Which looks stupid, a...
I am 5 days post surgery. I have a biventrical CRT-D pacemaker. I am still experiencing shorntess of breath at about the rate of 25% as before surgery. Not to the degree before surgery but still with little physical exertion. Called my docs office and the nurse read by bluetooth report and said my heart and pacemaker were functioning "normally." They are not. I have intermittent pain on the right side of my heart and the aforementioned shortness of breath.
Could the PM be...
I posted this message earlier today and got notification that someone responded. Unfortunately, when I wanted to check the comment I was locked out of my account and my message was gone. So trying again.
First I would like to tell you how a joy it is to read all the support en knowledge that is shared among you guys. It’s heart warming.
Here’s hoping you can settle some of my anxiety as well.
My story is a long an complex one. I’m 29 year old...
Hi does anyone have an epicardal pacemaker? If so what is the surgery, hospital stay and recovery time, mine is due to be replaced for the first time?
I've been dual chamber paced since January after aortic valve replacement surgery resulted in total heart block. I’ve noticed recently that my heart rate during exercise can be as low as my resting heart rate. An example from today, whilst doing a 3.5 mile walk I encountered a steep hill which was hard work to walk up. I checked my heart rate at the top of the hill and it was around 60bpm which is my normal resting heart rate. I was quite surprised by this as I fel...
Had pacemaker implanted almost 3 weeks ago. Dr. also put me on propafenon - 1 every 12 hours. Was so wiped out, couldn't sleep at night then slept during day. Head congested, constipated. So Dr. changed it to 1 a day. We will see if that makes a difference. My question is, if I have a Pacemaker why do I need a med as well. My blood pressure has always been on the lower end.
Hey I just had my pacemaker replaced and I'm only on day 2 but still having a lot of soreness what is a good way to deal with the soreness outside of the medicine I was prescribed
I am a new member. I had my pacemaker fitted four weeks ago.
I am experiencing chronic fatigue. I sleep nine hours at night and at least
l hour in the day. I feel so tired all the time. Not what I was expecting.
Can anyone advise. Thanks. Y
My husband had an ICD implanted last Tuesday . His discharge instructions stated "return to normal activities" - Wednesday! He is still fatigued and sore and just generally aches. No fever, no palpitations, chest pain, etc, and the incision looks great. Just curious as to when most people return to work. He has a desk job but I'm concerned about him working with this level of fatigue. To me, it's to be expected. So I'm baffled by t...
I was wondering how a device is changed if the patient is 100% pacemaker dependent. Very quick swap over or do they put a temporary device in place?
I saw the cardiothoracic surgeon today. She wants to delay doing anything with my aortic valve due to all the positive changes that the new device is having on my heart function.
I've been complaining about shortness of breath while exercising and now I know why. My device is set to a max upper limit of 130bpm. I hit that easily :). I asked them when they implanted it if they could use the same settings as the last device and they said that they would! I worked hard to get those set...
Hi Everyone! I am 19 years old, getting a pacemaker placed in May for junctional braccycardia with pauses. I was wondering what the recovery was like. If anyone has anything to share please do! Thank you!
Hi, i am 71y/m. i had an episode of loss of consciousness 4 days after surgery. Is it normal?? Dis anyone else face this. No cardiac event was discovered on pacemaker. Doctor told probably its vascular or neurological event.
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Your anxiety is normal. It takes some of us a little time to adjust to the new friend. As much as they love you, family and friends without a device just cannot understand the adjustment we go through. That is why this site is so valuable.