I had 25 radiation treatments to my head November and December 2018, then I had a pacemaker put in March 6, 2019. I still don't have a lot of energy since the insertion. It's been five weeks. I run out of stamina around noon and have to rest around three hours. Is this normal?



by pacergirl - 2019-04-10 21:12:06

Hello Sherry, firstly welcome to the Pacemaker Club! You are now a "Pacer chick" Lol.  

In reading your question, and I mean no disrespect, but you are close to my age that may be why your stamina is low.  I have had a PM since 2005. I am now 65 and will be getting a new PM  very soon. Now, I don't have much stamina either, but I believe it's because I am getting old, I don't workout as much as I should and I have a lot of social goings on.

You might be feeling a little less strong because of your previous health problem and add your age and you are going to have to take some time to come back to your "normal" self.  Personally, I try everyday to do some type of physical activity. I rest when I'm tired and then I get up and keep going.

You also may wish to talk to your dr. and have a check-up other than your PM.  I wish you all the best, but be patient with yourself. You've clearly been through a lot and you are still wanting a good life. Good job!


by AgentX86 - 2019-04-10 22:52:16

It's not normal to have such little stamina but it would just be a wild guess about the cause.  You haven't given us any information but you really should be discussing this with your doctor.  It may have nothing to do with your pacemaker or even your heart.  You shouldn't put up with this without knowing why.  We have pacemakers to make our lives better if it's not, find out why not.

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