Most Recent Messages in General Posting

MOM OF SON WITH PACEMAKER

MY SON HAS HAD HIS PACEMAKER SINCE THE AGE OF 5. HE HAS TOTAL HEART BLOCK. WE WERE NEVER GIVEN AN ANSWER AS TO WHY THIS HAPPENED. THERE IS NO FAMILY HISTORY. MY SON MICHAEL HAS HAD A TOUGH TIME THROUGH THE YEARS. HIS FIRST PM WAS IMPLANTED A WEEK AFTER HIS FIFTH BIRTHDAY, A FEW WEEKS LATER MY HUSBAND AND I FOUND OURSELVES DRIVING HIM BACK TO THE HOSPITAL ONLY TO HAVE HIM SLIP INTO A COMA ON OUR WAY THERE. HE WOUND UP WITH A STAPH AURES INFECTION. HE WAS IN THE HOSPITAL FOR ALMOST 3 MONTHS AND WO...

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Free Replacement

My Grandfather was implanted a pacemaker from Shree Pacetronix, an Indian company almost 8 years back and is working fine.He wants to move to USA . I want to know if the pacemaker company's in USA also give Free Life Time Warranty replacement there on the Pacemakers implanted because the company in India does. If any one knows let me know as most of the companies do give Free Replacment in India but I think if you are living in USA or Europe they do not provide the same warranty. If they don't...

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Yet another reason I love my pacemaker

We have recently completed a trip. I love my Pacemaker. At the airport the line projection was almost an hour. However, since I have my special patdown procedure, no waiting. We went to special assist and got head of line privledges, even over all of the special first class passangers.


YEAH. See it is cool sometimes.

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Bastille Day.

Hello Everyone.

Today in France, is Bastille day, our version of the 4th of July. Here is a little bit of history.

Bastille Day is the French national holiday, celebrated on 14 July each year. In France, it is called "Fête Nationale" ("National Holiday"), in official parlance, or more commonly "quatorze juillet" ("14th of July"). It commemorates the 1790 Fête de la Fédération, held on the first anniversary of the storming of the Bastille on 14 July 1789; the storming of th...

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Thankful for PM Club

Hello,

I can't t tell you how much this pm club has helped me. I am still resting quiet a bit and I am finding that I look forward to getting on and reading everyones story. My laptop has been my best friend since my heart surgery in Nov. and the the pm in June. I have not been able to get out unless I have more tests to go to or Dr. appt. I feel like I just found a lot of friends! One's that understand and their experiences have help me to know some of my feelings are normal. Thank...

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radiation

Hi, I have just received news that I have breast cancer, I am totaly dependent on my pacemaker and because of the heart problems the doctor said this is not the type of cancer that spreads, but I am wondering, if the time comes if I can have radiation, they cannot put me on Tamoxifen because of the heart and on cumandin

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~ *I*R*I*S*H* *P*A*C*E*R*S* ~

Hello,

Just wondering whether any Irish Pacers would be interested in getting together for a drink, meal and good chat or just general support. We have a pacer in Dalkey (Hi Rob!) who knows a good venue, but I'm sure this can be discussed futher. Please let me know if anyone is interested, there's 3 of us so far (from Dalkey, Donegal and Galway) but there must be more of you out there ........... drop me a line with any thoughts, thanks and look forward to hearing from you ......

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Will I always be thinking about my pc?

Hi, I'm 49 and got my pc on June 28th. I am not so aware of it at home but am leary about going out. When i have gone out I feel the need to put my hand over my pc as I feel it 10 times more. I feel the weight,skin tight and slight pains. Is this normal? I haven't been back for my 1st pc check yet so I feel stupid asking them these things as I'm sure they think it's all in my head. Probably right about some of it. How long before you guys started driving? I have MVP,CHF, restrictive cardiomathy...

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hevtalbot ella-girl and angela

hi happy birthday, it is a nice time to celebrate in july. so many outdoorsy things to do. i hope that you three who share this july 13 th birthday really enjoy the day and have many more to come. think we are here to celebrate because of some man who invented this device. so happy birthday again jessie

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Hello Everyone....Here's My Story

Hello Everyone,

Let me tell you all about myself.

I am 40 years old, weigh 211(down from 245 last year), and have had CFS for the last 8 years. During this time I had the swollen lymph nodes, pressure in head, vertigo, forgetfulness, trouble finding the right word, unrelenting fatigue, palpatations, low blood pressure, and low temperature.

My primary care physician never, and I mean never, requested any tests for me other than the complete blood count, thyroid, a...

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Cellphones, radios

Had a CRT-D installed one month ago. Before the procedure I asked the doctor to try my two way ham radio to see it it interfered. It did not; however I don't know how close to the device the radio was when he transmitted with it. I will ask next appointment.

The radio transmits on 144 Mc with an output of 5 watts.

Cell phones are typically 300 milliwatts so the (my) radio has 15 times as much RF output. And cell phones are on 800 Mc or in the GHz range, for whatever differe...

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? over sensitive

Hi all, I will try to keep my posting as small as possible as I vent my concerns and appeal for help.
I have had an attack of ill feeling (skipped beats) in my chest and was concerned enough to go to the hospital as they became more frequent and repeatative over a 48 hour period. I could feel an irregular pulse and became concerned. I am only pacing 5 or 6% of the time, having the pacer inserted 6 months ago. The hospital took bloods after assessing my vitals. All looked good except fo...

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wow

So, apparently July is a busy month for many pacers here.
I'm looking at my pacer b-day list and there's so many coming up!
There's more at the end of the month, but these are the ones that are closer.
With that said.....
Happy Birthday to:

1.Billie (BlueAustralia): July 12, 1942
2. Hevtalbot: July 12, 1979
3. Ela-girl: July 13, 1977
4. Angela (anelarhodes): July 13, 1957
5. Rob (radiebold): July 17, 1924

lol
take care my...

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If not for a pacemaker

Hi pacers

Thank you all for the Birthday wishes. As you know we live in country Australia. I am truly blessed with so many friends via this wonderful site.

My day was spent with my family - Husband, daughter and grandson. We had a special dinner at home which we all prepared. Fish. Then a lovely cheesecake. It was a truly great evening to sit down to a wonderful meal together.

It is lambing season. We have an orphan in a cage in the entry hall to the hou...

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Happy birthday Billie!

A very HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my special friend Billie(blueaustralia) today.
I hope you have a lovely day !! Lots of love and hugs from Kay and Richardxx

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Pacemakers/cell phones

Hey everyone...first post here.


I am 32 and after a lifetime of heart complications due to a congital heart defect I had an ablasion, a patch to fix a valve, a stint to widen a different valve and a pacemaker all 3 weeks ago. I am new here so im not sure how easy it is to search so forgive me if this has been asked and answered.

Do pacemakers affect cell phones? ie feedback etc?

Can I still enjoy roller coasters and things of that nature?

Thanks...

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Pacemaker replacement in patients who already have AV node ablation

I have a biventricular synchronising pacemaker with only two of the 3 possible leads fitted due to incurable atrial fibrillation. The two leads that I have had fitted are pacing the ventricles at between 70 and 120 beats per minute. Has anyone had thier pacemaker replaced with a similar condition as I am a little concerned that my heart will stop dead when the leads are removed from my old pacemaker and that could cause sudden death. I am of course pacemaker dependant due to the av node ablation...

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Rides/attaractions at Disney and Universal

I was wondering if I am able to go on any rides at places like Disney or Universal Studios with a PM. Are their any restrictions that anyone knows up?

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1st Battery Change Anxiety

Hi Folks!

I'm a new member here. Just came in for a little support.

I'm a 47 year old man who had my first pacemaker implanted in 1999 when I was 39 because of a 3rd degree heart block.

Tomorrow I go into Cedar Sinai Medical Center in LA, Ca. for my first battery replacement. Doc says it's a pretty easy outpatient procedure. But, for some reason I'm having more anxiety over this battery change than I did the original implant.

I'm sure many of you have...

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almost 4 months

I want to post an update on how I'm progressing. I'm 47 and got my pm in March for bradychardia. The surgery went well but I had a few tough weeks where I didn't think I'd ever get my life back again. But since that time things have gotten so much better. It just takes time, patience, and lots of encouragement, and it definatly was tougher that the doctors say. But I did get back to work(teacher), then my second job(painter), did a week and scout camp with my son, and tomorrow I take my fi...

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You know you're wired when...

You are always wired and full of energy.

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My pacemaker was installed in 1998 and I have not felt better. The mental part is the toughest.