What 65 means
My son found this website for me and encouraged me to join. I have to tell you though that it will be my son or husband who checkes the site and writes my questions and replies. In fact my son will guide me through this process since the internet and computers are something i know very little about. They can do the internet and I'll do the cooking. I always say: "stay with what you know".
Anyway here's some of the details of my pacemaker: Got it in November of 1991, after the operation I was lethargic and disappointed about life in general. My son pep talked me every chance he could. He got me to start walking and then to join a gym. I loved the gym and social life...it was all good for me. In many ways my life took a major change for the better.
Since 1991 I have had two battery changes: the first in 98 and the second one a couple months ago. I continued going to the gym until August 2nd when I had major survery and was told by my doctor not to exercise except to walk daily.
I miss the gym and hate sitting around watching TV and doing little except giving orders to my husband and son on how to clean and cook.
But here's the question that led to my son finding this site. My doctor told me that the pace maker was set for 65. But I am wondering 65 what? The bottom number in my BP has been very low ( today it was 55 ) my pulse at rest is always around the low 70's so I'm wondering what "being set for 65" means. We just took it now and it was 129/49 and 72 pulse.
Maybe it's because I've had two operations in the last 6 weeks and was told that I can't exercise that I'm a feeling a little discouraged about everything but isn't my Diastolic # too low?
Any thoughts on what "being set at 65" is suppose to mean?