Most Recent Messages in Surgery & Recovery

Accolade L311

I was fitted with pacemaker on Wednesday 17th April 2019. Immediately my head cleared and I had not thought it’s was a condition of my heart function.

I expect that it will continue and I will be blessed with a few more years of happiness, and to march onwards and upwards with my passion of golf croquet.

 

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Still experiencing Palpitations

I had a dual chamber Pacemaker on the 26th of March 2019 for Bradycardia and heart pauses on reveal monitor. Am glad I found this forum it was difficult for me to accept everything. Thank you all for posting and for answering it has helped a lot. I used to struggle with Palpitations, dizziness and light headed etc and at that same time my heart rate will be so low. Post Pacemaker all the dizziness is gone but still have Palpitations, is this normal? I also still get out of breath wh...

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Tingling Senstation

Hello,

I just recently found this club and I’m so glad I did. I just recently got a lead extraction done, and had a complication in which my lead moved into the wall of my heart. I had to get a second surgery to fix the lead placement. My recovery as been going very well, I’m on blood thinners due to a blood clot forming in my leg though. About 3 and a half weeks into my recovery of the second surgery, I started to feel a tingling sensation around my defibrillator implant an...

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New to this.

Got my pm 3/15/19. Wondering why the afternoon I feel tired and skip beats. I have afib and he said i will still have afib but I won't know it. I know there is a lot of healing going on but was wondering is my pacer set at 80 all the time maybe that's why I have skip beats?????

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Pm newbie

Hello, I am new to this site. Love all the positive and uplifting spirits here. We have all been through our share of health problems and I myself looking forward to a fuller productive life. I enjoy gardening and outside activities , cooking out ,fishing ECT. Have been blessed with 9 grandkids and enjoy being active in their lives. I haven't been able to enjoy any of this in 2 yrs due to afib , alot of my days was in hospital. Due to low blood pressure was unable to take any of the multi...

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Hopefully two times is a charm

I had my first ICD placed in mid January (sub pectorally) and had been having so much pain around the device. It seemed like it and the lead coils were moving around and rubbing across and against things.  Found out Monday, then confirmed Tuesday with an x-ray that the suture holding it in place was most likely broken and the ICD was moving all around my left chest.

I'm going in tomorrow morning to have them retrieve it and try and anchor it back in. Crossing my fingers that th...

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Stamina

I had 25 radiation treatments to my head November and December 2018, then I had a pacemaker put in March 6, 2019. I still don't have a lot of energy since the insertion. It's been five weeks. I run out of stamina around noon and have to rest around three hours. Is this normal?

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Limited Arm Movement

I am 4 weeks post op of my dual chamber pcaemaker implant. I know I can't move my arm above my shoulder height, and i dont plan to until i get cleared from my doctors, but I am having trouble raising my arm in general. I can barely get it to shoulder height with my arm straight out beside me. It feels like the muscles are really tight and it cant go any higher. Is this normal? 

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New PM

How long before I can go back to normal and enjoy a casual drink on the weekendsI just got my pacemaker on How long before I can go back to normal and enjoy a casual drink on the weekends (by a casual drink I mean two or three glasses of wine or four or five beers)

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Pain & Sensations post PM

Hello, I am 49 and 4 day post PM surgery, this is my first PM for 2nd degree heart block. I am having a dull achey raw feeling in my esophageal area under my breast bone. I am also having fluid rentension in my hands, abdomen, and face. I also have these phantom pops in my boob?!?! They feel similar to a knuckle pop, they are not audible and only felt internally. Has anyone else experienced any of this? 

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What is happening???

I had my first ICD placed sub pectorally in January and am having horrible sharp (like I’m being stabbed with a metal skewer!) below the ICD and it feels like where the extra length of leads are coiled. I can also feel things moving over/across each other. It’s awful! This morning I could feel something shifting, extremely painfully, when I leaned over to pick something up off the floor. I went to the EP on Friday and he sent me to get an ultrasound to make sure there’s not...

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Pacemaker St jude

cela va faire dix jours que j'ai été câblé,  pour l'instant  tout se passe  bien 

J'attends mon prochain  Rendez vous avec  le rythmologue dans 15 jours, 

Et de reprendre  le golf juste après 

Le bras bouge bien mzos debtemps à  aitre un rappel  de l'opération 

 

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Low battery

Hello it's been awhile since I posted anything.  

I have a Medtronic pacemaker, I've had it since Nov 2010. 

I received a call indicating that my battery is running low and I have to check it monthly. I'm 100% paced and never had my pacemaker change yet

i know two people who have StJude pacemakers and they say that their pacemaker will vibrate when their battery gets low. Also they have their pacemaker being  monitored 24/7 via Wi-Fi.&nbs...

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What I wish my discharge Instructions said

Sorry for the length of this BUT....

  I’m a nurse - but not cardiac- so my understanding of a pacemaker was it was placed and fixed the heart rate issue.  SO INACCURATE!  So in the two weeks since placement, a second subsequent surgery for both leads placement to be revised, an additional ER visit and two office visits this is what I have learned.  For a small group of people, typically healthier/active individuals the PM is a process of adjusting th...

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time till im back to norma;

friday was a week since my pacemaker was installed . my question is how long till i feel normal and when can i go back to the gym?

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AV NODE ABLATION

I HAD AV NODE ABLATION DONE THIS PAST MONDAY, SO NOW I AM 100% PACEMAKER DEPENDANT.  ANXIOUS TO HEAR FROM ANYONE WHO HAS THIS DONE AND ANY CONCERNS I NEED TO BE AWARE OF.  I AM 77YRS OLD FEMALE WITH A MEDTRONIC PACEMAKER.  THANK YOU, BOOTS

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Pacemaker - left or right side ? what's the difference.

Hi All,

I had my pacemaker inserted 30 January 19.  Quite a few friends have queried why I have it on the right side and not the left.

I'll have my follow up visit in May, quite a way off yet, curious if most of you have your's on the left side? Does anyone know what the difference is?

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My Implant Surgery 3-15-19

Thanks to all who responded to my concerns last week before I had surgery to implant a pacemeker. I got through it well and am just sore in my shoulder and being careful about my arm movement. I'm looking forward to being 100% again. Thank you again.........john

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after surgury

2 weeks ago (3-1-19) I had a pace maker/ defib installed. A week later I woke up with a baseball in my chest, hemotoma. Yesterday (3-15-19) I went in and had it, hemotoma, removed. This morning I wake up and the drainage is a lot compaired to none after the first procedure. Is that normal?

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Convergent Procedure

Can you have a convergent procedure if you have already had:

1.  Cryo-ablation

2.  AV-ablation

3.  Pacemaker implant (2 lead)

Still have severe A-fib with heavy pounding of heart and breathlessness. Sometimes leaving me gasping for air. 

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