Questions about exercise sorry if the post is very long
So I had my medtronic surescan implant for braycadia mid april 2018 for CHB a week after my mitral valve repair surgery. I am a male at the age of 27 about 128lb was around 138 before my surgery for a while before I started back up at work in september I was diong the treadmill walking about a speed of 2.8-3.2 for about 2mi almost everyday which was great I had built up to that was also taking 25mg of metorperol twice a day untill the end of september as my cardiologist orders while recovering from my valve repair surgery.
My question is I need to get back into cardio and I wanted to start weight lifting again which I did a little bit of before my surgeries for about two years I had a 3day body workout and a 2day treadmill exercise routine then. My origonal settings on my pacemaker where 60/130 now they are 60/145 I am a little worried about working out again but I know that I need to because I want to become more fit which is the best thing for your body. I also wanted to try and pack on a little weight again. I currently stand and move around a lot at work everyday which is something but I don't count it as conditioning. A few weeks back I kind of felt light headed like I was giong to pass out at work towrds the end of my shift. This was an unpleasent feeling but then I kind of felt fine after a few minutes. This happened the day after using the treadmill at the gym had some sort of short palputaion beforehand that lasted only a few seconds. I think I did to much on the treadmill the day before went up to a speed of 3.6. Now the times I felt off are only at work. The thing that stresses me out is when I can kind of sense a drop in something that might happen and might lead to something bad but nothing bad does happen. They juist changed my upper limit to 145 this week after I sent a remote on monday. Satarday right after work from moving around a lot I went for a long dog walk probably 1MI at least in which the next day I felt like my rythem was abnormal and thats when they wanted me in for a non scheduled office visit.
How do you cope with excercise because I don't want to push myself to the piont of feeling bad and I also worry about lead crushing which is also giong to be hard for me to do with my build type. I was told no bench press try not to isolate the chest much and no high reputitons I guess in reagurds to working out the chest. For those who do a lot of exercise how many adjustments did it take for you to get the setting right and when you?
You know you're wired when...
Your ICD has a better memory than you.
I have a well tuned pacer. I hardly know I have it. I am 76 year old, hike and camp alone in the desert. I have more energy than I have had in a long time. The only problem is my wife wants to have a knob installed so she can turn the pacer down.