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happy mothers day

happy mother's day to all the moms on our site. to-day is our day so we must try to enjoy it as best we can. some of us are sick and worried but this site helps the most with that i find. my daughter was born in 1965 and then our son 1967. he was our centennial baby. canada celebrated 100 years that year. it was also the summer of love and there was a lot of celebrating at woodstock. we had two children we were dirt poor and i swear we were happier then or is it just my memory is tainted. one th...

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Los Angeles

Does anyone know of a support group in the Los Angeles/Marina del Rey area?
Jean

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Great site...

Hi Everyone

This is my first post on here, I hope i'm doing it all right!

I had my pacemaker fitted 23 March 2005 and cannot believe I have only just come across this site - I really could have done with chatting to you all about 2 years ago. My family and friends are fantastic but sometimes I think nobody really knows what sort of effect needing a pacemaker has on me mentally. It's great to know i'm not the only bionic person out there hahaha!

I had my pacemaker...

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Auto Seat Belts

This is my first day, so forgive me I ask a stupid question.
Do any of you have and issue relative to your car's safety belt? Mine crosses directly over my PM. Resently I had to applied my breaks quickly and the SB snapped down hard against my PM. I saw my Dr the next day and she said no one ever mentioned this to her before. - Jean

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you guys are great!

hello,

i must say i have really been enjoying this group. i can tell most of you are young. it's nice to hear the different things you feel with your devices, complications, how you cope etc. i have read so many messages that have validated how i am feeling and then the dr. say "it can't happen" no, it doesn't feel that way etc. it's like we should all band togewther and march saying....something. i have picked a few of you out that i can truewly relate to.

thank you,...

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Thanks for the Rain Dance

Hi Pacers

We have had some rain and the tank is now at seven thousand gallons. The bore is running again so Maestro, your raindance/thoughts worked fine - a big thanks>

Have just booked my accommodation in Melbourne for when we see Rewired Aussie Girl. I really look forward to seeing my special friend. What a great positive to come out of having a pacemaker.

Lately I have found I get really tired. I do suffer from depression and anxiety. I have had a massi...

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Anyone my Age

Hey!

I was just wondering if there was anyone my age with a PaceMaker? I am 23 years old and my friends make fun of me becuase I am like an old person who was on a blood thinner and have a pacemaker....

Just curious!

Hope all is well with everyone...

Alexis

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Support.....

To everyone who lives in Edmonton and surrounding areas..... let's get some sort of support group together..... where all can meet mutally - 1 - 2 times per month. It would be a good way to network, meet individuals who have a pm, and support individuals who may be struggling.....and have fun in the process! This system is great, however, meeting face to face would be even better!

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cell phone

I noticed this posting about IPods....which led me to wonder how many people with pm's use cell phones, and do you notice anything happening good, bad or indifferent! I have been told to not use them at all, and if I have too then for a very short time, and to not use the same ear as the side my pm is on.

Suzzy

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Doing some work on the site

Hi:

I'm doing a bit of work on the site today -- mostly trying to stamp on some oddities with the chat. This may require a restart of the application, which takes about 30 seconds, although I will try to avoid doing so during daylight hours. If things go away, just wait a few seconds and try again.

I promise to try my best to avoid restarting things, but thought I'd post a warning just to be safe.

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Chat should work fine

I believe that the slow response times for chatting are resolved, and that the list of active users is now working properly. Also, you should be notified when a user enters or leaves the chat room. Let me know, via private message, if you have any problems.

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ipods and pacemakers do not mix.

I just heard this on the news, and I want to share it with you.
To make it easier than having to copy the whole article, and comments, I invite all of you, to visit:
http://arstechnica.com/journals/apple.ars/
2007/05/10/study-ipods-and-pacemakers-do-not-mix

I think you’ll all enjoy the comments.
Take care everybody,
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missed beats

This seems a little elementary but I have a couple questions.
My pm is set for a minimum 60bpm. Is it possible for my heart to skip a beat if it's beating at that minimum 60bpm. Lately it seems that it's missing beats occasionally.
I'm also having occasional tics or twitches below my left pectoral. These twitches keep beat with my heart. It's been just uncomfortable but lately, it aches some in that area. I'm getting dismissed by the doctor's office on this one. Has anyone else d...

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Level "A" SCBA Respirator

Is anyone with a PM Level "A" SCBA certified to wear a respirator?

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Poem from My bro-in-law's heart.

I just received this from my Brother-in-law Dave. I thought I would share this with my fellow pacers.

Twinkle Twinkle in your heart,
it really gave us quite a start.

Electrodes, wires and Lithium Cell,
is all that is needed to bid you well.

Beating strongly in your chest,
timed just right to serve you best.

We are greatful God kept you away,
from his palace and here to stay.

Here on earth we need you still,

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Back to the Chat Room Again!

I would really love to ejoy the chat room that is provided to us by Blake, but this is not working! Anyway it would be great for all of us to communicate in a nice enviroment. Blake can you have the room open all the time? Without specific times? that way when we log we can go directly there after reading postings of course and chat?? Anyway I am inviting all into my Facebook site...
Please help us out here Blake!

Love Colleen

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Incision site

Can anyone who has had their pm, or wires replaced tell me if the surgeon went through the origional incision or did they make a new one? Thanks for any info.

Riley

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Changing doctors

I have no luck with doctors lately. About 3 years ago my primary care doctor took early retirement. I was upset beacuse I liked him and had him for about 14 years. Then about 6 months ago the new one I had sent a letter saying he was moving. Fine, I found a new one. well, a few days ago I get a letter from my cardiologist (I have had him for about 3 years) saying he was moving. Is it me? Luckily there are 3 or 4 other cardiologists in his practice (and thet're looking for a new one) so I don't h...

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admin

this may seem really stupid but I was wondering if anyone in Admni could tell me one of two things. One I have noticed that the person known as denise.theobald is always logged on .I was wondering if you can find out if this is a mistake, in which it is not my concern, or two could you check into who this is in case something has happened to them and no one knows it. I am sure this person has not logged off of the site in aat least a week maybe two. It concerns me. If this person is on to colle...

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OK, I thought I saw everything with the Medtronic ICD ads on TV, but I was wrong!

As many of us know, recently Medtronic started putting ads out into the media to peddle their merchandise. I thought that was about the worst I've seen.

Today I just starting seeing an ad from Johnson & Johnson telling us to ask our doctors if knee replacement was right for us too.

This isn't just about the greed of these companies anymore. These companies have all but hijacked the medical profession!

A common denominator I've noticed between these ads on TV by t...

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