You are all a blessing to me!
I am SO glad I found this site!
I received my first and my hope is, my last pacemaker implant on 1/19/2021 . Medtronic, Azure Xt two lead.
Diagnosis was Sick Sinus Syndrome. I do have a history of ablated SVT of about 8 years ago. I had a mild case of Covid 1/3/21 and it is 50/50 if it was the Covid or my history of ablation according to which doctor you speak to.
I am 58 ,was healthy and active, so It was a shock to me when they said "pacemaker" . I am still in denial that I actually need it or want it in my body right now. I only pace 00.1% of the time. I know its there if I need it, but dang ! it has to remind me everyday with the pain to my shoulder and underarm or the lovely swelling I am still experienceing eight weeks later.
However, finding this site was a blessing and has saved me many hours of stress wondering if something has gone wrong. I was discharged without a clue about pacemakers or what to expect with recovery and the little quirks that accompany a new pacemaker.
So thank you all for being here for me and all the other newbies to come, I will have lots of questions!!