Pacer and walker
Just wanted to find out if anyone else had this experience. For several weeks I’ve been pushing a walker due to arthritic knees. I can actually walk just fine; the walker helps me get around more confidently. A few days ago I was visiting my husband at a really large hospital. While I was walking with his entourage who were moving him to a new room, we stopped to wait for an elevator. It was then that I felt light-headed and “funny.” At first I thought I was just out of shape and not used to walking a long distance. It happened again when I left the hospital. Very bad feeling. I honestly don’t believe I’m that unfit. I really think it’s the pacemaker. The walker tends to build up quite a bit of static electricity, but I’m not sure that’s it. After the second experience, I pushed it with only my right hand on it. I managed to get to the car, but I’m not going to use the walker anymore for lengthy walks. Does anyone have a similar experience, maybe even with a shopping cart? My pacer implant took place on December 28.
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I have had my pacer since 2005. At first it ruled my life. It took some time to calm down and make the mental adjustment. I had trouble sleeping and I worried a lot about pulling wires. Now I just live my life as I wish.