Most Recent Messages in Coping

re- surgery recovery

have has this thing in my chest for 4months still not feeling great however i now developed a sore shoulder next to p/m this cardio keeps telling me to hang in there every thing looks and i am doing great with the healing i am wits end as he tells me i must have shoulder problem like arthriris or frozen shoulde i do nt know what to do can anyone give me some advice would appreciate  thanks to u all     robert

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Feeling dizzy

How long does the dizziness last, not super bad just a woozy, top heavy feeling?

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LV dysfunction??

Hi all. Further to my previouse post about being told i have heart block and require a PM, I have had my letter from the cosultant, (the one he sends to my GP) and at the end it states that he is sure I will need a PM but he is concerned that looking at my ECG suggests that i may have LV dsyfunction also.

 

I had googled this and now I am scared. Does anyone have this and what does it really mean . Im reading that its not fixable and will get worse. Is this the case? And if t...

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Pain after pacemaker implant

Hello everyone I posted on here a few weeks ago having been in pain well I’ve had my pacemaker implanted now 10 weeks and I’m still not feeling any better it’s pain in my shoulder area and clavicle my neck and chin I have no problem moving my left arm and the pacemaker itself still feels heavy I’ve been back to hospital since my first checkup and they said it was probably nerve endings and muscle tissue not healed probably yet does anyone know how long this is likely t...

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Infant with pacemaker

Long post ahead...

While at my routine 20week ultrasound OB appt, we were blindsided with the news that our baby Anna was very sick and in critical condition. My OB immediately called the high risk OB and got us in within a couple of hours for further diagnostics and testing. After that appt, he immediately called the director of Pediatric Cardiology on his cell phone to get more ultrasounds and tests since she was in such a dire status. They concluded she has a complete heart block and...

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PM at 36

Hi all. I'm new here. Was told yesterday that I had a blocked left bundle and a right branch that is functioning at a very bad level. I will have to have a pace maker fitted but as I'm only 36 they want to run more tests. Not sure why. 

Can anyone tell.me what happens next? How will I feel after? Will it affect my life style? Will I live as long? My youngest is only 2! I wanted more kids. Can I still do this?

Thanks. Basically have no idea what's happening so any...

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A few beers?

I’m on about my sixth week with PM, using only atrial lead. Felling better just about everyday. Had PM installed due to bradycardia and Afib. Now set to 70 bpm and on Flecainide and beta blocker. I’m. 58 years old and in good physical shape (for the most part).

I know alcohol is a no no for Afib, but I still imbibe 2-3 beers nearly daily. In fact, when I’m feeling crappy, a beer or two generally relaxes me and makes my stomach feel better. Usually, my chest p...

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Day 3....

Feeling ok but not sure what I should feel or not feel. Bpm not dropping like before so not so tired or dizzy 

hard to sleep more than a few hours feel awake after 3-4 hours. I am sure that will get better in time.

 

Cant wait for 1 week suture check on Wednesday. I think it is the unknown that is creating anxiety. I am ready to go back to work and routine 

Sorry frustration sets in from time to time 

Happy Saturday 

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Police officer with pacemaker

Hi,

49 year old police officer, just got a pacemaker. I’m more concerned about training than working the road. Shooting a sluggger on that side, defensive tactics. Anyone find difficulties with training activities? 

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Appointment with fetal specialist and pediatric cardiologist

I'm 25 weeks pregnant baby girl has a complete heart block I just had my first appointment they said all they can do is monitor for hydrops..the specialist already seen slight fluid in babys heart but nothing significant heart structure is good, and they won't even consider c-section before 36 weeks. Just looking for anyone having gone through this and baby making it everything I read on hydrops points to fetal demise they wont even consider steroids and she said it's pointing to...

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Pacemaker discomfort

Hi everyone I had my pacemaker implanted on 03/04 2019 I’m in quite a bit of discomfort it feels heavy in the area it’s implanted I’m getting pain in my collarbone and left shoulder and sometimes the left side of my chin and my left arm feels stiff does anyone know if these are normal symptoms for the time I’ve had it done and if it will get any easier I would be grateful for any advice or tips that may help thanks in advance.

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32 and wired!

I’m 32 and 5 weeks ago after having my baby they found that a had ventricular tachycardia by coincidence. I had to have a c section so I was hooked up to a heart monitor and as I was laying with my baby in the hospital bed talking to the nurse machines started going off and the nurse kept asking if I were okay and or going to pass out? No, I’m fine was my response but the machines kept going off. Finally she called the on call doctor and she kept saying that she’s in vtach a...

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Pre pacemaker one week out

I am new to the group but love reading all of your stories.

i was told a week ago I need a pacemaker. I have bradycardia and or SSS.

i am 60 years old and usually pretty active. I work full time and enjoy life.

i find myself now sitting here waiting and the anxiety is real. I just want my normal back. I my bpm goes up and down lows 42 to 80's but when low just want to sleep or am so dizzy. Sometimes feel nauseous with this.

anyone out there that can share what I am...

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last ablation to be 100% pacemaker dependaent/ failed.

Had first ablation in june 2017.  Pacemaker Oct. 2018 and final ablation to make me 100% pacemakerdependent  the end of march 2019.

Haven't been right since I left hosp.  Cardiologist told me yesterday that all my symptoms, and hospitalizations recently which the Dr;s thought was that I had a slight heart attack, proved false was the following fact:

In reality, this last ablation has failed and I need it redone.  have anyone of you been in th...

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Doing labour

  • by Dug
  • 2019-05-02 11:30:15
  • Coping
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I am 70 years old and I am wanting to know if there is someone out there who has a pacemaker and has manually dug and hand augered i know it might sound funny a post hole . I want to do my own and was courious if someone else has done so without complications . 

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Moving ON

I've had my PM for 1 month now and the bruising and muscle pain are gone.  I've done my first transmission and was told that all was well. My question is, does the anxiety / worry / concern go away.  Physically I don't feel too bad and really think I'm recovering and doing ok, but my thoughts and worry is what I want to move away from.  Thanks.

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rhythm

Just curious, I’m not sure what you call it but I have a rhythm jump is about the best way to describe it. My doctor says it is with the pacemaker and not heart. It shows on my device check. I notice it every now and then but catches me off guard. Anyone have that happen?  Doctor says not to worry.

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Post PM instillation life changes?

Hey All

Now that I have the PM installed(One week today), is there any lifestyle changes that should be made or any preventative maintenance decisions? i.e.

See a nutritionist and have full diet changed(I have a decent one at the mo, Porridge for Bfast, ceaser-salad for lunch and meat dinners)

Start taking vitamins

Walk/Run 1h a day, ETC

Whatever it takes to prolong life expectancy post the PM instillation, given that there’s articles I'm reading s...

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Just had fitted a pacemaker

First pacemaker fitted I am 58 and now feel better than ever hope to train for next marathon for British heart foundation 

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New to the Club

Just received PM this past Monday. Was diagnosed with tachy/brady, with several AFib bouts in the past few months. I’m 58, played soccer most my life, and consider myself to be in good shape. All cardiac test indicated no valve, artery, or structural issues. Only lighter in the wallet.

Hard to get used to 60 bpm rest setting when I was “normally” 48-52 or even less.  I still get arrhythmia several times a day, which never fails to scare the shit out of me, bu...

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I have had my pacer since 2005. At first it ruled my life. It took some time to calm down and make the mental adjustment. I had trouble sleeping and I worried a lot about pulling wires. Now I just live my life as I wish.