Most Recent Messages in Coping

07/07/07

this date is amazing. imagine getting married on this date. imagine if this was your lucky day. lol lol well it is almost over. hope everyone is enjoying the weekend. for some it is a long one. take care all jessie

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Anyone to the chat room

Anyone want to enter the chat room?

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anxiety and pacemaker

I ama 67 year old male with a recently installed dual lead Medtronic pacemaker due to bradycarsia and passing out with a beat of 20 per minute.
It's in for a little over a week but I'm getting anxiety symptoms more than I have in the past. They are sweating palms, pounding heartbeats, flushing of the skin, twitching. I've been on xanax for a while and they help but the symptoms are increasing.I also take lopressor for the palpitations. These are all short term and not life threatening but...

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soreness

Hello. I had a pacemaker 10 weeks ago now and am already feeling the benefits - its amazing! I have just one main problem though....soreness and swelling around the wound/scar. I don't necessarily have to do much at all for it to become lumpy and sore. It is beginning to bug me and i just wondered if anyone else experienced this?
In some respects, it would be nice to be reassured that this may be normal.

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fireworks

just going to watch the american fireworks over the lake. they have been amazing the last few years will let you know just how spectacular they were. jessie

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Newbie

Hi all, I had a pacemaker implanted on 7/1/2007 for what my doctor described as severe Bradycardia which came on very quickly (weeks). I was a very healthy 52 year old fitness nut. I am now having a difficult time adjusting as I have some days that I feel great and others that I feel very tired and still have some dizzy spells if I get up quickly etc. I am interested to know other peoples' experiences after implantation.

Dave

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Symtoms after pacemaker implant

Hello All, My Dad just had a pacemaker implanted one week ago for bradycardia, he was also prescribed beta-blockers for papatations. He is still having episodes of palpatations and funny sensations like heart "thumping," and he can feel cold at times and yet flushed at other times. The Doctors have checked the pacemaker and all results show that it is running properly. Can anyone tell me if they experience similiar or even different, or funny sensations or changes since their pacemaker was im...

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Im getting used to this...

Hi all! God bless all the great people at this wonderful site. I just wanted to say that i am slowly getting used to my new self now. I know i may never be the same i used to be but its okay. In the beginning i used to question God a lot and ask him "why?" but He told me not to ask why anymore and that he has a miracle for me some day. I believe it! So anyway, just to keep u guys posted on my health...i have been resting a lot and taking it easy. STill get a lot of pvc's but i dont get the fain...

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New pacer on 6-30-07

Just got my new device! Curious to know, from those who have had them for awhile, what physical limitations have you learned about that you did not expect? I'm 47 and pretty active. No contact sports, but golfing, skiing, bowling, swimming, fishing, biking, heavy yard work and some light weight lifting all part of my "pre pacer world". Any of these cause anyone problems? Thanks, Jim

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my husband

Dear pacer and ICD friends,

I just wanted you all to know that my husband lost his battle with heart disease last night. He was very very sick and just couldn't do it anymore. I want to thank you all for being such a great support and source of information while I was searching for answers for him.

Please keep up your good work and stay strong. God bless you all.

Kathy

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Thanks

Thanks for your messages guys they make me feel a lot better. I told my boyfriend about this site when I visited him in hospital today and he can't wait to have a look at it when he gets out - hopefully soon, and with his new pacemaker!

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Seatbelt problem

I never could understand why some of you pacers out there were having such discomfort from the driver's seat belt/shoulder harness position. Well, I drove my son's car today - and Holy Moley! Could they make the shoulder belt any lower, tighter or pacemaker unfriendly? It was a Chevy Trailblazer and I could not get it comfortable. Thankfully, I won't have to drive it again. Now I know what some of you are talking about.
I guess we all have to not only test drive future cars, but look for...

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New pacemaker

Hi everyone,

My boyfriend, who's 23 years old, is waiting to have a pacemaker fitted, after he collapsed at home 3 weeks ago. He's been in the local hospital in South Wales ever since waiting for a bed in the specialist hospital 40 miles away, where the op will be done. He was born with a murmur (which disappeared), a 2:1 heart block and AV and sinus node disease, so we knew he'd probably need a pacemaker some day, just not in these circumstances. I was just wondering if anyone has an...

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How to stay alive and healthy

Go to the three below Web Sites and live long and healthy:

http://www.angioprim.com/Learnmore/howitworks.asp?RepID=20534

http://www.plaqueprevention.com/?RepID=20534

http://personal.lig.bellsouth.net/g/a/gagliant/Email/HelpfulHints(4).html

Let me know what you think.

Cheers and good health to you and yours,

Anthony J. (Tony) Gagliano, Sr.

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FOUR WEEKS

HELLO

I AM IN MY FOURTH WEEK SINCE MY PM WAS IMPLANTED. AM FINALLY STARTING TO FEEL BETER, CANNOT GO BACK TO WORK AS OF YET (ONLY A PART-TIME JOB). I STILL HAVE RESTRICTIONS THAT WOULD LIMIT MY WORK POSITION. I WISH MY DOCTOR HAD SAT DOWN AND EXPLAINED WHAT THINGS TO LOOK FOR THAT WERE NORMAL AFTER A PM. HAVE HAD TO CALL THE DOCTOR SEVERAL TIMES TO ASK QUETIONS. HAVE A GREAT DAY!!!

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Auntie's Recovery

I posted the other day on something that took the family by storm. My auntie had a acute heart attack. She was sweating and her chest was hurting so bad. She couldn't go up the stairs and decided to call her son to take her to the hospital. After taking her to the hospital they did and EKG and the nurse ripped the paper out of the EKG machine and took off out of the room. My cousin was a bit confused and frighten. Few minutes later and they rushed her to the back and gave her a room. Righ...

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cancer

to-night i need the prayers of the group. my sister-in-law is still hanging on to life barely after no food or drink for 9 days. she is very weak and almost comatose now. we hope that god will take her this night as her husband and children can barely take anymore. it is so hard to see someone you love suffer like this.life does not seem fair at times. it is a cruel disease for sure. it strips people of all dignity. please pray for us. jessie

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WAKING UP AT NIGHT

Hi everyone,

I'm so glad I discovered this site. I have an 18 month old who had a pacemaker implanted 2 months after he was born due to complete heart block -atrioventricular. As he's growing he seems to be having less complete night sleep as he wakes up about the same time almost every night (between 3 and 3:45AM), kicking, stretching forcefully, and upset. He still tries to go to sleep as you can see he's loving his night rest but something is bothering him. I don't understand why t...

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FEELING BETTER AFTER PM

I HAD A PM INSTALLED JUNE 24, 2007. HOW LONG CAN I EXPECT TO NOT FEEL GOOD. I HAVE SOME DAYS OKAY AND O THERS NOT OKAY. SOME SAY IT TAKES SIX TO EIGHT WEEKS .

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weird sensations

Hello everyone:
I had my PM implanted in 2004. For the last 3 months, or so,
I 've been feeling when the heart is stimulated and I feel the shock going up to my throat and short of breath for a couple of seconds. I don't feel dizzy or fainting. Has anyone experience these sensations ?
Thanks,

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