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Hi...

I haven't really been on in a while and wondered if anyone ws up to a chat? Saturday, 4:25pm EST

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Donating Blood with PM

I am approaching a year with my PM and feel better than I have felt in years!

My question is whether I can donate blood with a PM? I was a donor before and loved doing it and would love to be able to but have been getting conflicting information from people. Anyw help would be appreciated.

Phil

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Hey peoples

Attention Pacers!
We had an EXTRA special day yesterday, July 5 because.....

we had TWO, that's right..TWO pacer BIRTHDAYS :)
And they are:

KAY (rewiredaussiegirl): 1939

and

MARTY (plumberman): 1956

I hope that both of you had a great birthday filled with great memories.

take care,
~valerie
p.s. sorry for my lateness...I guess its my M.O. :)

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New Technology - someday hearts will run pacemakers

I don't have a pacer but I found this facinating and had to share it.

Long / short of it is your own heart's vibrations would generate enough power for a pace maker to charge and run indefinately.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/6272752.stm

Good vibes power tiny generator

Here the generator, in the centre of the chip, powers an accelerometer
A tiny generator powered by natural vibrations could soon be helping keep heart pacemakers workin...

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Hello !

Just want to wish nice summer to everybody.
Here in Finland everything looks very beautiful in summer
and did you know that nights are short and days are very
long here in this time of the year.
Does somebody know that is here in PM club any other members from the Nordic coutries?

Esa Karhu
e.karhu@kolumbus.fi

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Update!

It has been a while for me to get on and update. I scheduled an apt. early the other day because the pain has been so intense for me with this surgery than any of the others. They gave me something for the pain which hasn't really helped me much. They did a pm check to see if that was part of my problem and the only difference is i'm 100% dependent on it. They turned off my bottom lead during this last surgery they said that was because I was only using in 2% of the time and I was having so many...

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Comments

I am now six weeks out from my PM implant, and although I still am trying to regain my strength and controlling my anxiety problems, I am feeling better. This room has been a godsend for me. Thanks to all of you for your messages and comments. They are a tremendous help to me.

Sharon

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Hot tubs?

Is it ok if I use a hot tub? I've never been in one before. Going to a hotel in a few weeks where there will be one in my room. I have a dual chamber Medtronic PM

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Bi-ventricular/IICD

getting bi-ventriculat/ ICD Monday any pitfalls or advice. This is #4 pacer for me Ejection fraction remains 20%

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Any nurses out there who have a PM?

Hi everyone! Thanks to everyone who has offered me support. Got my pacemaker last Monday and am still trying to adjust to it. My cardiologist says I need to learn to love my pacemaker, but I think at times it is a love/hate relationship!
Anyway, I'm a labor and delivery nurse who will be returning to work in about a month and am wondering if there are any other nurses out there with pacemakers. I would like to know if anyone has had electromagnetic interference from medical equipment su...

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Back again, update for this endless fiasco

HI everyone,
Endless fiasco it is. Sorry to vent the frustration. I noticed the other day the swelling starting to occur in another part of my arm. The pain has gotten so bad I haven't been able to sleep well for several nights now and because of the fatigue I haven't been able to eat well. I told myself enough was enough.

I went to the ER to see if I can get some help. Well, not only did they treat me like I was not a priority, it was the most useless 4 hours of my life. The doc...

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Bradycardia and Sleep Apnea

I have recently been diagnosed as a candidate for a pacemaker; Bradycardia is my ailment (more specifically, Sick Sinus Syndrome). My father and older brother both have been diagnosed with sleep apnea. My wife claims I stop breathing during my sleep sometimes and due to her urging I have had a sleep study session (last night) and now I await the results. As with many of you, with heart issues I have educated myself reading a lot of articles and comments from people such as in this forum. One...

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Give yourself some time.

Just a note to let the newbies know that it takes time. More time than the Doctors will tell you to get to feeling like your old self. My pacemaker was put in at the end of Oct. 2005 for VVS and Bradycardia. I know now that I was sick for at least a year before getting the pacer on an emergency basis. My heart stopped 2 different times for 18 to 20 seconds and was running at 10bpm on the way to the hospital. It took about 6 months time to get the correct settings for me. It has now been a year w...

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Happy 4th of July!

Thank you Auntiesamm and Jessie for your holiday wishes. We can indeed celebrate this Independence Day, thanks to our troops keeping us safe from harm, while serving in the Middle east.
A big salute to each and everyone of them. May they remain safe.
Happy 4th of July!
Jessie, enjoy the fireworks over the lake this evening.

~ Dominique ~

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crawly sensations?

Hi all..God bless. It's me again...i know...i ask a lot of questions dont i? sorry...but you guys are the only ones that truly know what im going through and how to help. Well i have been having weird creepy crawly sensations all over my body lately and im a little scared. I do have a pacemaker. Im 24. I take florinef, nadolol, depakote for migraines, and also midrin. I know i take a lot of stuff. Anyway, i dont really have itchiness its just that i feel like bugs on me and when i look there is...

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Happy 4th of July!

To Everyone in the USA - Happy 4th of July. As you celebrate with family and friends please remember those who helped make this the ""land of the free and the home of the brave". My stars and stripes fly proudly! God bless the USA on this Independence Day.
Sharon

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susan-queen-beez

hi susan just read where you said you were not feeling well to-day. hope you are feeling better to-night and that by to-morrow you are back to your old self. i hope that you are taking good care of yourself. jessie

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fyi

I recently found why I was getting a "shock" every night at 8:40 pm. It's because my pacemaker is programmed to run a test every 24 hours if I am resting.I am usually watching TV then . I may start taking a walk instead . No one told about this test . I found out this morning, I was worried sick for the past couple days when I realized I was a getting a KICK type thing at the same time each night . My previous pacemaker did not do this. I could find nothing on the internet a...

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Re: Praying for relief (Posted by carismendez)

Hi, I was just wondering if anyone knows how carismendez is doing? It's nearly 8 months since I was fitted, and I'm doing fine (touch wood! checkup tonight!). I'm still on midodrine and feel like I'm really alive after 24 years of fainting and low bp! Hope Carismendez is doing okay... Life can feel like an impossible challenge while you're waiting for your battery!

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My ablation was a success

It's been over a month since my ablation. I have been feeling great. My breathing and energy level has returned to normal, well at least normal for me.

I have yet to have my follow-up check-up, but I'm almost 100% sure I'm back in sinus rhythm.

You may recall that I told my doctors (and wife) that I was going to buy a new mountain bike if the ablation was a success. Well, guess what? I'm the proud owner of a new Trek bike. I've been biking everyday for nearly a week no...

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