Got my PM implanted yesterday
Ive only posted on here one other time; back when I was deciding on if I needed a PM or not. I’m a 35/m in pretty good shape. Regular runner, hiker, etc. A year ago I developed atrial flutter out of the blue, had an ablation, they discovered scarring in my heart, and a few weeks later I started having episodes of low and irregular heart rate (anywhere from 40-55).
The symptoms have come and gone over the last year. Sometimes going a month feeling completely fine, some weeks feeling like crap for 4 out of 7 days. This made it a hard decision (who wants to decide to have surgery when they are feeling totally normal!?)
Keeping a log of my symptoms (and talking with my wife) it was becoming clear things were progressively getting worse (more episodes, more intense episodes, lasting longer, etc) so I decided to get the PM.
Aside from feeling like I was shot in the shoulder, I’m feeling great right now. Really hoping I made the right decision and can get back to running on a normal basis (last summer I was running almost everyday, last month I was down to two short jogs a week, and recently I have just stopped all together because of feeling crummy).
Reading posts on this site and posting on the forum was very helpful for me. I just wanted to make a post to thank those who responded to my one previous post and anyone else who has posted. Thanks everyone!