Most Recent Messages in Surgery & Recovery
I had my pacemaker installed on February 23, 2019. Two months later, I am still seeing a bulge from the device in my chest. It was implanted on the right side due to a vein on my left side not able to be used from past procedures when I was younger. I’m not a very big person, I only weigh about 121 pounds and I’m 22 years old. Any hope that the bulge will go away at all?
Hi all, can't believe I'm post-op week 11 here. I'm a strong believer in being proud of our scars, they tell a story and show how we persevered. Although with this in mind, as a young female I did seek out options as ways to lighten/decrease the elevation of my scar.
I was introduced to a new perscritpion scar treatment called Recedo Topical Gel. I have been using it since week 2 when my incisons started to heal over. I never heard of this product until my de...
Hello everyone, I am happy to announce that I am the "most proud" new owner of a brand new 2019 St. Jude model Pacemaker! It appears that the 9 year old model had come to the end of it's days. The exsisting leads are of the 2005 model year and are still working well. The leads appear to have a longer running life than the 2 previous pacemaker models. So... in 7 years or so we will be upgrading the leads as well. &n...
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.
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...
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...
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?????
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...
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...
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?
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?
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)
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?
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...
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
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...
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...
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?
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
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?