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!

Jenny

(Please excuse any misspelled medical terms) lol :)


2 Comments

Welcome back!

by admin - 2007-06-20 10:06:10

Jenny,

Thanks for the update and kind words. You have been through a lot for being so young. I'm glad you are living a normal life. Pacer technology is great and has also allowed me to live an active life.

Blake

Thank You - admin (Blake)

by sweetkozy - 2007-06-21 12:06:45

I appreciate you welcoming me back! It's been a long road, but just happy to be alive and well! Everyone here seems to be helpful and wonderful! Thanks again!

Cheers,
Jenny :)

You know you're wired when...

Jerry & The Pacemakers is your favorite band.

Member Quotes

Sometimes a device must be tuned a few times before it is right. My cardiologist said it is like fine tuning a car.