Most Recent Messages in General Posting

I'm still laughing

Hi there all, I just read a posting from pacerkid. And it has my laughing my @## off.

Since I had my implant done I've seen a lot of folks here showing and sharing a lot of fear and tears. But this is great.
It'll make you laugh and boy does that feel good. :)

Pacerkid hit the nail right on the head.

Could you imagine having a re-tracable AC cord attached to your belt or a braclet. And when someone asks you about your PM or IDC you just look them straight...

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Nerve Endings

Well its been 12 weeks since I had the pm put in, in the last two weeks i've had these sharp burning pains around the site and they are getting worse. The site and around seem to be hurting more than when i first had it put in. Talked to the nurse she said that its the nerves around it and it can take up to a year before it gets any better. Just wonder if anyone else has had this problem and what helps if anything?? Thanks Stacy

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Plug me up?!

Ok This is no Joke When I was little my mom was in the waiting room holding me and a lady came up to her and they started talking after awile of talking the fact of me having a pacer came up . When my mom told her that she said oh ...where do you plug her up ?My mom just stared at the lady and told her that we did not plug me up anywhere .Really what my mom wanted to say was we push a little button in her back an a cord comes out of her butt and we plug her up to the wall! In conclusion ... som...

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Photo Album Almost a reality!

Hello Friends,

With the generosity of many we are just $60.00 from our goal of $500.00 for our photo album which Blake will produce for this online forum. Thank you to all who have contributed. I know that in short order we will meet the final goal and our Photo Album will become a reality! Blessings to all.

Sharon

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REF. MY BATTERY LIFE POST

Well I thought I might stir up a hornets nest with my comment on shorter battery life. The good news is that some of the brilliant engineers and scientists are looking at postings on this site. It is important for them to understand what the end users are thinking even if it is misguided. They need ouPeterr feedback as well as we need thier encouragement with news about the latest developements. So if you are working in the industry dont be afraid to join this site as any information will be gra...

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Why only ten most recent?

Why, all of a sudden do only ten of the most recent posts/messages appear when I click on "recent messages" on the left column?..... I had changed that to bring up 25 or so. I can't find where I change it again..

I must be missing something.

Suze

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Pacer Brands

I noticed when I signed up that there were only a few brands mentioned.

Does anyone else have a Biotronik II ?

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Hi!

Hi! I am 12 yrs old and jst found this website.( Isn't that sad ?) Anyways I love to talk and answer any questions you have (my mom also). So feel free to contact me about anything !

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anxiety attacks/sleep

I have noticed a few people have mentioned in their postings that they have experienced anxiety attacks. Were these present before the PM was implanted? How do you deal with them now? Also, because my heart tends to skip beats while I am sleeping, I wake up severeal times during the night. This lack of sleep does not help my physical and emotional situation. Has anyone found a way to sleep through the PM firings at night?
Thank you all for your help,
Brendaa

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chat room

Just curious, how is it that there are so many names in the chat room, but no one is actually there?
It would be nice to be able to chat with someone once in a while


thx,

pat

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PM -vs- PM/ICD combination

I got my PM in May. My rate was 36 BPM. BUT, my heart also sometimes beats really fast for a while. I know that PM's are for slow heart rates, and ICD's are for rapid heart rate episodes. I also know that there are now combination PM/ICD's for both conditions.( Those are much more expensive.) I also read on a website that if your heart rate soars, that a PM alone won't help, and you could die. I cannot find that site. I want to address this with my Dr., but I want the information in my hand...

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support groups

Does anyone know of any support groups in BC Canada??

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First Day at Mayo!

This place is amazing and a headache all at the same time. I had so many test today and really found out nothing until I reached the last test which was a pm check. I was telling the lady about my spasms in my arm and she told me it was related to the pacemaker. My P Wave's have gone down from June when I had the last surgery. To make this short they looked at my chest x-ray and it shows that my pm is placed in differently than the way they put it. My pm the screwed in part is toward the bottom...

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Radiofrequency catheter ablation scheduled for tomorrow

My wife is having radiofrequency catheter ablation done tomorrow in an attempt to control the bouts of v-tach that are causing her ICD to fire. Doctors have said this is NOT a cure but rather a method to reduce the v-tach...

Has anyone here had successful radiofrequency catheter ablation for v-tach?

Many thanks,
Blnmakerr

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Can you believe...?

I go to get my wisdom teeth pulled (no jokes about wisodm please!) and of course, have to tell the dental surgeon about my PM. He sees I just got it not too long ago anf asked how it went and how I'm doing with it.
I tell him I just was able to golf my first round last weekend so I was REALLY happy about that.
He then asked me if my PM affected my golf game and I told him, no, I actually had one of the best rounds ever (for golfers, I shot an 84.)
I said - why do you ask?
He...

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ICD Fired Five Times

My wife had a PM/ICD implanted in May. Last Friday while visiting me in the Cleveland Clinic, her ICD fired five times. She was taken to the ER and diagnosed (again) with runs of v-tach.

My questions is what are the options for correcting the v-tach? CCF seems to be discussing radio frequency ablation.

Any info appreciated...

Blnmakerr

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Thankyou

I finally figured out to post a message here-I had my pacemaker installed a year ago on Oct 5/06-totally came out of the blue and thanks to you people here -I survived the first year- both physically and emotionally. If it hadn't been for the information posted here at this site- I don't know what I would have done- the past year has been a very emotional and scary year. Thank you everyone

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I have missed you all

Greetings everyone! ;-)
I'd like to say hello to all my pacer friends and say I'm so sorry I have been absent for the last few months. This Summer has been packed full of activities for me. Some very fun and joyful and some very, very stressful. I flew to England to meet Peter and Nina in May, I was in California 4 weeks later to visit my folks and family, I quite my job of 10 years, I went to work for a Dr. and hated it and quit that job as well. I am working now with a new dr. in a new...

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Need Female Input Please

I am 35 years old, I was initially implanted when I was only five years old (just a baby) I later found out that I had Congenital Heart Block. The first few Pacemakers were always put in my left abdomen however the last two or three have been put in my left shoulder/chest & I am finding it hard to wear a brazier as the plastic ring in the better bras sit right on my pacemaker & irritate me no end, I would love to wear a sport/pullover cotton bra but altho I am of perfect cup size I am too wide a...

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My time is finally here!

I leave for my trip to Mayo in a hour. I thought that I wouldn't be nervous at all but of course when the time gets closer my nerves develop a little more. So if you think about it all please say a little prayer that I have safe travels and they can figure out what the next step is I would appreciate them. Oh and Smitty thanks for the info. Have a great week.
To all the new comers that I haven't gotten to meet yet welcome to this amazing club. Hopefully soon I will get to meet y'all.

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