Most Recent Messages in General Posting

Airport security - not bad at all!

I had my first set of airplane flights post-pacemaker this weekend. I'd read all of the posts on here about the good and the bad things that everyone has experienced when going through security. For what it's worth, mine went completely fine - the staff at both airports were very nice, polite and above all, extremely respectful. If I'm going to be groped in public, I can't imagine it gets much better than that.

The funny part of the story was when I approached the security agent at...

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Funeral Home????

Jessie whats goin on?????

email me, Colleen

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DARN!

I’m losing my touch, I tell you!

My apologies once again. I forgot an important day for one member.

Dear CHELS,
Happy Late Birthday!

Chels was born on June 18, 1985.

On the day that you were born, the pacers got together,
And decided that they’d place themselves in you.
So they waited six long years for you
And made your skin turn pink instead of blue.

And the title of that song ori...

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I'm a dog and I'm on pacemaker #2

Hi there, I am Maggie, a six year old Border Collie. I had my first pacemaker when I was two. I have third degree heart block. I had a Medtronics Kappa. Today I had a Medtronics Sigma implanted. OK. By now you have probably figured out that my mom is writing this for me. We used to have the screen name Maggies Mom, but we've changed it to Snipsnapper. Anyway, if you are interested, you can read my story on this site, if you can find it! But, like I said, I had my second PM implanted today. My in...

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Why So Tired?

I had bypass surgery 2/07/07. One week later I was back in the hospital for a leg infection and the week after that I had walking pneumonia. Since then I've had 2 bouts of a-fib that I know about and my PM implanted last Monday June 11. After all this you'd think I would feel great but instead I am always tired. I do try to exercise 3-5 days a week and be as active as I can but I'm always tired. I go for my first PM check up next Tuesday.

Is there something they could do then to help...

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FUN AND GAMES; ANSWERS

The suspense is over, Valerie, help is on the way. I hope it cures your headache. ( sigh! )

CARRIE
THE SHINING
MISERY
PET SEMATARY
THE GREEN MILE
DOLORES CLAIBORNE

~ Dominique ~

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Thanks!

Thanks Valerie for sending out the update. I just got home and what do you know the first thing I do get on here. This time the pain is far worse than the others. The drugs sure don't last as long as I wish. They took my entire SA Node and as Valerie said my pulse is now set to a normal speed at 70 entering into surgery it was sitting at 130 he said it didn't take much work figuring out things.
I probably won't be on for a couple days because i'm lazy and just wanna sleep. Please know tha...

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Another Update to Endless Pain

Hi everyone,

Well, no idea yet what's happening. Had lung scan, nothing. Ultrasounds of both legs and my arm show nothing. No clot evidence, at least not yet.

Yet, my left arm (the pacer side) continues to swelling in other places and the pain is just as unrelenting. When I was at the hosp the other day for my ultrasounds, I stopped in to visit the pacer people and showed them my arm. One of the nurses looked at both arms, felt them both and could tell a noticeable differen...

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Re-Introduction of Myself

Hello to all!

My name is Jenny and I am 26 years old. I have been a member for about 4 years, but it has been a least a year or two since I last logged on. I thought I would see what was new with everyone and read up on some of the posts.

I had a dual chamber pacemaker implanted in 2002. I have had problems with 2nd degree heart block, tachycardia, bradycardia, PAC's, PVC's, and minor atrial fib. since I was about 14 years old. In 2002, I had an EP study done and had a...

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Boo!

"Heartland" (t.v. series): Two thumbs down. Dont bother watching it. lol

take care,
~valerie

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friendship

Hi Dan my name is Ashley Amaro I just turned 18 on june 18,2007 anyways I just read your story on pacemaker club and you said do you know anything about pacemakers will iIdo I had mine inplanted on December 19,2001 scince then I got to do everything from fishing to rock climbing to playing basketball to hannging out with my familay and friends so lets keep in tauch and if you have a questions on coucers just give me e-mail at dolphinfan4@verizon.net.

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6 questions - can you help?

Hi again. My 2nd posting. I'm having an ICD put in on 4th July 2007, a week later than the original date of 27th June. (Happy Independence to America).

Can anyone answer these?

1. What is a basic explanation of how the ICD works when the heart rate is too fast?

2. Does the ICD shock you according to what it detects - or is that preset by your doctor?

3. Are there any activities that can set off a shock that are unrelated to problems with the heart?...

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Touchscreens

Since we found out that using a bodyfat tester was not recommended for ICD patients I was wondering if the same applies to touch-screen monitors. I know that they use some kind of electric current to calculate where your finger is pressing on the screen. With things like the iPhone coming out and other entertainment devices like touch-screen games you see at bars etc. I wonder if there is a risk of unnecessary shock from using touch screens. Hmmmm....

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FUN AND GAMES.

This post has nothing to do with pacemakers, it's all for fun.

Over the course of his career, Stephen King has provided plenty of material for Hollywood to work with. Can you unscramble his other page-to-screen titles?

REACIR
HET NINIGHS
YSIRME
TEP AMTRYASE
ETH REGNE LEMI
SLOEDRO BARILCNEO

Answers tomorrow.
Good luck!
~ Dominique ~

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Ladies bathing suit types after PM?


I am only one month post-op with my PM, but am looking forward to going to the pool soon. Do any ladies have ideas of a suit style that will hide my scar (I read that sun exposure will cause darkening), and cover my "bump"? There has to be others who have had to figure this out among you all. Thanks
Barbara

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Tammy's Update

Hi pacer world,
I'm sure you all remember Tammy (member name: tcrabtree85). Well, I just got an update from her and she made it through her ablation and she is feeling well (she just sounds a bit tired, but that's expected). Her ablation lasted 3 hours, which she said is the shortest one she's had. Her pulse is now 70! (vs. 100 or so before the ablation).
She is just waiting to get the okay to move around, and she should be discharged tomorrow afternoon. Why they are unleashing this...

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Weather.....

The weather has not been the best here in Alberta, Canada and lately we have been getting our fair share of rain, thunder and lightening. My question is, does anyone have concerns about being out when lightening is happening - we are probably be more succeptable in being hit then someone without a pm. Within the last week, several people have been hit by lightening here in Alberta.

Suzzy

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has anyone read "machines inside us..."

has anyone read this book? I'm curious if it's worth $50

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New pacemaker system designed for use in MRI machines

Canadian hospitals participate in first-ever clinical trial to evaluate new pacemaker system designed for use in MRI machines

Monday June 18
Unique pacemaker and lead features could enable hundreds of thousands of people worldwide to get MRI scans even with an implanted cardiac device.

Physicians at Royal Jubilee Hospital in Victoria, B.C., Foothills HSC in Calgary, AB, Hôpital Laval in Québec, Montreal Heart Institute, Québec, and the London HSC in Ontario are partici...

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I'm Back!

Hello My Friends - I am back and so happy to be reading and sending messages. Other than a great big "OWIE" I am doing great. Thank you all for your prayers and good thoughts on my behalf. It is appreciated more than I can ever tell you. And, our little Valerie surely made everything so much better from the moment I saw her. What a lovely, sweet young lady. Her parents have done a fine job raising her; I wish more parents raised children like Val! I love you all for your caring and kindne...

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You know you're wired when...

Your signature looks like an EKG.

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