I am 80 years old and just 1 year yesterday I had my PM fitted. I do not understand the technical terms all I know is my heart used to skip a few beats now and then and the cardiologists decided that this would be the best thing for me to have.
At first I had quite a few problems feeling unwell with Atrial Fibrilation and at one time I started to wish I hadn't had the proceedure done. However after several vists to th Pacemaker clinic at Glenfield Hospital. UK they managed to get the right settings for me and since then I have felt fine. I seem to have more energy than I had before and I have regained interest in gardening and doing all the jobs I had lost all motivation to do before my PM.
I write this in order to encourage and give hope to those who are just starting out on this journey and perhaps are initially not finding things goimg so well. I feel sure that if you stick with it things will get sorted out for you as they did for me.
You know you're wired when...
Your device acts like a police scanner.
My eight year old son had a pacemaker since he was 6 months old. He does very well, plays soccer, baseball, and rides his bike. I am so glad he is not ashamed of his pacemaker. He will proudly show his "battery" to anyone.