Most Recent Messages in Coping

Hello Kay

Thanks for the message....
Great to hear from fellow Aussie....
Your only a early one with your pacer....
Hope all goes well with it which I am sure it will.....
Message me anytime...
Denise
And if there is anyone who wants to chat feel free....
I would like to know I can help..

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Coping with your Pacer from One who has had one for 42 years

Hi everyone...
I was 8 when I recieved my first pacer....42 years later I am still here and enjoying a wonderful life.
Everyone....Please be postive...think postive and go out and take on the world. Believe me..I've had my share of ups and downs..I've had over 20 ops in my life...but truly I never let it get me down. I am married to a wonderful man,had 4 great kids and now I am the nan to 3 little girls. I have tried to do everything. Even now I still excerise and walk regularly. The...

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Hey gang

Hi everybody,
I just had an ICD implanted for the first time last week. I heard about this site and thought it would be nice to be in touch with folks with similar experiences. So far my chest is a little achey from getting a piece of technology lodged in it but apart from that I'm feeling good and looking forward to worrying a little less about my rebellious heart giving me trouble at inoportune times. I just wanted to say hi to everybody. So.."Hi!"

Cheers-
Cory
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MEDTRONIC KAPPA 700DR

Hello to all and I hope your pacemakers are doing their job. I have a Kappa 700DR and I've never had a problem with this model. I know that your putting this information about lawsuit and defective pacemakers to inform others and I'm sure it's for a good cause, but you have to keep in mind that there are a lot of young pacers that just received their pacemakers. Many of them are pretty upset by the fact of having a pacemaker implanted. Their anxiety level must be really high and they probab...

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told i need a pacemaker - update

Well I got my records today from my cardiologist and had plans to send them to the Cleveland clinic but that was stopped when I saw another doctor who recommended an exceptional EP doctor in my area.

He also told me that he doesn't believe he would recommend anything different since after looking at my records further(for the holter monitor) we found out that I had bouts of 2nd degree "high grade" av block between 2am and 6am...nothing at all showed during the day. Those were the 3 s...

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Told I need a pacemaker

Good day to all...this is my first posting and is going to be tough as I am shedding tears as I write this because I cannot wrap my head around the fact that I am a 36 year old male, in great physical condition, extremely active and have just been told I need a pacemaker because my heart rate droped to 20 beats per minute at night( Holter showed some times of 3 seconds between beats).

What I just cant understand is that during the daytime and during phisical activity everything is co...

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I'M OUT OF THE HOSPITAL

Hello my friends,

I hope your okay and living a better life then me. I miss all of you in here. I'm thanking God for our brothers for stepping up to the plate and sharing their feelings. I hope all men respond not only to the women but also to their brothers in here. I just got out of the hospital and I've had all testes done. I'm not having a heart attack but they can't figure out what's going on with my symptoms. I wish I was a millionaire so I can bribe them to find a pro...

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how do you deal with shoulder seat belt irritation

I would appreciate hearing from those who have solved the shoulder seat belt problem. Who can I go to to have the shoulder strap moved so that it does not hit the site. Also, the wires of my pacemaker got tangled and push my skin out about 1/4 of an inch which is very sensitive and uncomfortable. Has anyone dealt with this kind of problem? Thank you. Shelly

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a setback

Hello all,
I got my dual chamber medtronic on demand pm on 3/19/07. I had a tough few days then 11 really good days. I went back to work and on the second day I had an anxiety attack(I guess thats what it was) on the drive home. I had put in a 15 hour day(behind a desk) and drank lots of caffein that night. I felt good and not tired when I left. But this panic just came out of nowhere. I've taken 2 days off work and had the pm checked. It's fine and my heart is fine. It seems like i...

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CARDIOLOGIST VISTI TMORO!!! ITS D-DAY!!!!

WELL ITS D-DAY TMORO I GO AND SEE THE CARDIOLOGIST!! WHAT EVER HAPPENS I HAVE BEEN EXSTEMELY COMFORTED BY THE KIND WORDS, AND SHARED EXPERIENCES.. hERE I AM SITTING IN MY BACK BEDROOM, IN A SMALL TOWN IN WARWICKSHIRE IN THE UK, IN TWO DAYS 104 PEOPLE HAVE READ MY MESSAGE AND 7 VERY KIND PEOPLE HAVE RESPONDED, I AM STILL SCARED BUT SOME HOW FEEL I AM NOT AS ALONE AS I INITIALLY THOUGHT I WAS. THANKYOU ALL... IT MY BE THE TWO LARGE GLASSES OF RED WINE I HAVE JUST CONSUMED THAT HAVE MADE ME COME...

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WE MUST ALL GIVE A WORD

I'm writing to each and everyone of you out there. I'm feeling a bit upset that I can't answer all the problems on this site. I know that I'm not supposed to give answers to everyone. That's why we all have to pitch in and give a cheer or wipe away someone's tear. We are here to help one another and I see so many people will read postings but they won't respond. I know that we all don't have the same conditions or maybe we haven't experience certain problems. With so many people on this si...

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Alot scared!!!!!!!!!!!

I have recently discovered that i have second degree heart block, i am seeing the cardiologist this Wednesday, I am 35 years old, i have been feeling increasingly more unwell since i discovered i heve heart block in september, i work as a senior theatre practitioner in my local district general, and felt like i had a few palpitations whilst on duty one evening, when i felt my pulse i could feel a beat missing, i had my self checked out by my pal a coronary care practitioner, and she looked at ec...

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Anxiety

Dear All
I have had my pacemaker now since December 04 and I am still having problems. just last weekend I was rushed into the A&E with a rate at 170bpm I was told my blood pressure could not cope with such a high heart rate? I have yet again been referred to the heart hospital on Monday for more tests. my symptoms are still the same as before the pacemaker was fitted, except I no longer fall unconscious, which I know is a massive improvement. But I still have palpation's and feeling light...

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Anyone with depression before pm?

I've suffered from depression most of my life, and have been on antidepressants for many years, but have never had a complete remission. I guess I was hoping that getting a pm would help, since my physical health would improve, and maybe alleviate some of the depression. (I've been sick for nearly 3 years, dx with fibromyalgia, and fatigue that had been increasing in intensity over the past year. So my depression had really been getting worse.)
It's been 3 weeks since getting my pm, Medt...

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TO MY FRIENDS

My Friend,

I'm writing to tell you that you're not alone. We must not give up hope. We must stand in this fight together. I'm not going to leave this earth until I have move these mountains that stand before me. I want to ask each and everyone of you to stand in faith and pray for others. Some times we go through the storms and our boat of hardship tends to be sinking. Just when you think life is going to end, remember that Jesus is the Son of Man and His image He has not fo...

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trusting pacemakers performance

Hi, just had implant of a"Sorin NEWAY VDR" pacemaker 2 months ago, I am wondering how long it takes to get used to idea of dependancy on it & trusting its performance?. Have any of you got the same type of pm?. I couldnt find much info. on it in google search.

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