New pacer on 6-30-07

Just got my new device! Curious to know, from those who have had them for awhile, what physical limitations have you learned about that you did not expect? I'm 47 and pretty active. No contact sports, but golfing, skiing, bowling, swimming, fishing, biking, heavy yard work and some light weight lifting all part of my "pre pacer world". Any of these cause anyone problems? Thanks, Jim



by rt60 - 2007-07-02 06:07:29

I am also 47 I got my pacer on Dec. 1 last year. I am a fire fighter and I am vary active with some of the same activites that you listed. Give it some time. 99 to 100 percent of the time I do not know that it is there. There is a fine line on not useing your arm too soon and getting the frozen sholder pain as I did. I feel much better I had a low heart rate.


Gday Badger

by IanMcC - 2007-07-05 05:07:09

Im 51 male and have had my pacer for 10 months now.
I'm fit and active and still working. I fly every month when joining my ship for work and don't even tell the airport people.The alarms have never gone off.
There is nothing I can't or won't do, I feel completely normal, and forget that I even have a pacer.
I even pass close to large marine generators with no ill effect. So dont worry about a thing, lifes great!!!.
All the best, Ian

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