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No, not a kitty--Have spent the last week at Mayo Clinic in Mn. because of increased number of shocks from ICD. I have had the device since 1994 and only had a few shocks in the beginning but have had 4 since the first of the year.
I was scheduled for a heart ablation last Tues. By the third test on Monday I was beginning to draw a crowd. Finally protested at the number of times they repeated the echogram and was informed I had a "forgien object" in my heart.
It turns ou...
People do visit the chat room but it seems that they miss each other, and there is nobody to chat. Perhaps it would be good if those that wanted a chat visited there on the hour or thereabouts; that way at least if anybody is going to be there, they will be there.
I am right handed guitarist, concerned with pressure of strap on inplant on leftside to be done at 6:00am tomorrow the 29th . any guitarist out there with any advice regarding this concern PLEASE respond as soon possible. THANK YOU
My mother is experiencing a strange sensation with her new pacemaker. This is her third one and she has never experienced this before. Every three hours, she feels three thumps or pulses, around the clock. Her pacemaker model is Adapta made by Medtronic. Has anyone ever had this happen or knows of someone that has had this problem? Her cardiologist is puzzled by this and wants to give her a new lead and another pacemaker. She is 79 years old and is recovering from the other pacemaker surgery Aug...
Since my bypass surgery in February and then PM implanted in June, I seem to get stressed out a whole lot easier. I'll feel sick for two or three days. My cardiologist has told me there is nothing mechanically wrong with my heart. I've never had a heart attack. He tells me that I'll still have bad days from time to time but not to worry about them. He has told me to get my mind off how I feel and quit checking my bp all the time. He says when you check your bp too often you'll expect it to be hi...
I just wanted to say thank you all very much for all the helpful and wonderful comments you have given me. I know things always look bad in the middle of the night. lol but actually things are starting to look up. I got my pacemaker on an emergency basis and was not expecting anything like this to happen at all. I was just feeling tired and exhausted lately at work and had no get up and go. I attributed it to the heat (it has been sooooo hot here in Georgia lately) and thought that was all...
I have just gotten a pacemaker implanted, only a week ago. It is really kind of scary and upsetting. But the pain is slowly going away and I do feel so much better than I have in a long time, that it is strange that I feel so depressed. Any suggestions would be appreciated
I due to have a replacement pacemaker in the next 6months. My job is very physical i can be on my feet up to 12hrs a day. Sometimes i cant keep up with my day. Im tired beyond what i can physically & emotionally can handle. My pacer is fine & my heart is fine. I wanted to know if anyone else feel like this or if my im letting fear get the best of me.
Can anyone tell me what should be engraved on a medic alert bracelet besides the fact that I have a pacemaker? Should I have the manufacturer and type? What about doctor name and number? Thanks for helping.
Hi everyone!! i just had a visit with my cardiologist yesterday. My pacemaker turned 15 in July and the battery is still going strong!! I feel very lucky about this, and I asked the pacemaker tech how long the longest pacemaker lasted. She said the longest she knew personally was 23 years. Does anyone know of one that lasted longer??? I'm just curious!!
Old Age Jokes
You know you're getting old when....
- When your friends compliment you on your new alligator shoes and you're barefoot.
- When your doctor doesn't give you x-rays anymore but just holds you up to the light.
- When a sexy babe catches your fancy and your pacemakeropens the garage door nearest you.
- When you remember when the Dead Sea was only sick. eel good.
- You have more patience; but actually, it's just that you don't care any more. <...
hi everyone, iam a 47 yr old man ive had cardiomyopothy since birth and i also take metatropl 25 mgs a day like forever now . but last week i had a very scarry spell with fast heartbeat and chest pian sweating i thought it was a heart attack b ut my dr says no now i need a pacemaker they say , just wanted to know what should i except will my life change much ?
thanks for the help...
Hi, I'm 35 female & had my second pacemaker in 2004 but when I had my first 1, I had problems with 1 of the leads, so when they did the second pacemaker they capped the lead to prevent further problems, thinking that everything was ok & working fine I was told during 1 of my check ups that again 1 of the leads were'nt working properly, so they put my appointments to every 3 months.
Also, I've just recently been having chest pains, specially around the area of where my wires lie, the kind o...
Hi Everyone -
I had a lovely email from sweet Valerie yesterday. She has had some continuing medical problems but managine okay. It is apparent she has a wonderful, loving, supportive family. She did send me a joke so I know she's still got that sense of humor and spirit. She lives about 15 miles from me as the crow flies, so we're hoping at some point we can meet up soon. I'm looking forward to also meeting her mom. For those of you who are new, when I had knee replacement surg...
I had a guidant pacemaker put in place in 2001 and it lasted until january of 2007. Now it has run out of batteries and had to have another one put in this year in January. I went to my pacemaker check at a local pacemaker clinic and the technologist told me that my pacemaker was already over 20 percent used. Is this bad and what can be done about it. I have been extremely tired lately and short of breath. I already had two electrical heart attacks and 2 major strokes.
I'm marisa, i'm 14, i have a congenital (born with) heart problem, I have gone through 8 surgeries and 5 pacemakers, my last surgery was october 2006. For anyone who has just recently got a heart problem and is trying to cope with their peers like i have over the gazillion school years dont stress and be self councious of others staring at you.
I know many of you have asked me if I have talked to Valerie. I talked to her yesterday. She still isn't feeling well so continue to lift those prayers up for her. The power of prayer is amazing. She has been in out of those doctors and the ER many times from the last time I talked to her though I know she is a fighter like the rest of us she will get through things.
More than anything she really does appreciate all of your thoughts.
Take care and blessings my friends,
Hi Everyone Windway here after a little difficulty logging in but helped by the marvellous Blake (Thanks Blake)
Friday 30th June 2006, I went to my GP (doctors) on a regular three monthly blood pressure check with the nurse. It was fine but heart rate under 50. She did ECG and called the doctor to the room who repeated the ECG. She read it, said "Don't move" dialled 999 (America 911) for an ambulance which took me to the University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff. I had had no symptoms of heart...
What does it mean when a member's name is highlighted in red on the online list? I'm still learning....Is there any way to tell who's in chat?
Does anyone have any thoughts on comments I made today in response to the "To Smitty" post 8/22 by auntiesamm re religion and pacemakers (comment #3) and my comment (#6) in response to "What 65 means" post by Misty on 8/20? Do my daughter's numbers look good (What 65 means)??? I'm a very nervous Mom... Mary Jane
I haven't seen a post / reply from Valerie in a long time. I also didn't get a reply to a PM. Has anyone heard from her? Maybe she's away...