Re-Introduction of Myself
Hello to all!
My name is Jenny and I am 26 years old. I have been a member for about 4 years, but it has been a least a year or two since I last logged on. I thought I would see what was new with everyone and read up on some of the posts.
I had a dual chamber pacemaker implanted in 2002. I have had problems with 2nd degree heart block, tachycardia, bradycardia, PAC's, PVC's, and minor atrial fib. since I was about 14 years old. In 2002, I had an EP study done and had a sinus node ablation. Five days later my pacemaker was implanted. Lucky me! :) lol Since I was so young, my Physician decided to place my pacemaker under my muscle. It is not visible what-so-ever and is slightly cushioned by my muscle. Last time I was on here, there were quite a few members that were surprised to see that it can be implanted under the muscle. Well, I am testament that it can be done. It's just a little harder to place for the doctor's. The only thing that is visible is my scar. The following year in 2003 I had another sinus node ablation, since my tachycardia returned. I have not had anymore surgery's since. I'm just waiting for the day my battery poops out on me. I can't wait (dripping with sarcasm)!
Since I have had my PM implanted, I have lived a normal, healthy and happy life. I have given birth to two children since then and have stayed active doing everything I had done before, including sports. Took awhile afterward to get going again, but living as normal as I ever had before. I still have some palpatations here and there and still have tachycardia's, but overall it's better than it ever was before. Thanks for being such a great and supportive group. I am happy to be back!
(Please excuse any misspelled medical terms) lol :)