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100 % Pacemaker Dependent

  • by J B
  • 2019-07-05 10:18:53
  • Coping
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In early Apirl I had my pacemaker installed.  Then 2 months later I found out that I was going to have to have an AV Node Ablation, after which my pacemaker would then be doing 100% of my heart's work. I had the procedure 2 1/2 weeks ago and am now 100% dependent.

I am trying to find information on what happens when my pacemaker quits (battery dies).  Will there be enough time to get a new battery/pacemaker or when this battery dies is that the end of me?  This probab...

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anxiety post AV ablation and pacemaker insertion 6/20

Hello Folks, I am new to this sight and grateful to have found it. I'm 100% paced and have had an AV ablaton as well. I am 100% dependent on the pacemaker. The pacemaker was put in on the 20th of June. Since then I still feel the palpitations (from persistent afib) but not as bad. An SA node ablation was not possible due to my mitral valve repair in 2003. I understood from my heart surgeon that the afib would still be there, but hopefully my palpitation would be less. My PM is set at 90-1...

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Anxiety

Hey Folks! I’m six days post PM insertion. I think recovery is going well. I’m still tired and have a new symptom of bpm that shoots up to the 130s when I stand up. My EP has increased my dosage of Flecainide so hopefully that will get better.  However, my biggest road block throughout my heart journey has been my terrible anxiety. I have been on meds for 14 years for my anxiety. The crippling anxiety attacks I have been having since my ablation in December 2018, are nex...

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Feeling groggy since my last tuneup

Just wondering is it normal to feel groggy after having what I refer to as a tune up.  I am new to the forum. Received my PM in  April 2018.  First installed I was told it would kickin like a hybrid car would when gas was needed.  After more tuneups it turns out I am totally dependent on my PM.  I had another tune up a few weeks ago. There was a setting turned off, which is now turned on to have the PM keep up with me when I exhurted myself, which was possibly why I w...

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3 weeks post op

Good Morning All

i am glad I am finally 3 weeks post as everyone says first few weeks are the worst.

i felt great two days in a row this week and then by third day tired headache off and on but made it through the day and now this morning I am feeling tired and dizzy off and on and day just started.

i don’t go for first check until July 1...

is this all normal ?

appreciate thoughts 

Blessed Day!

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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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Yesterday I moved to a new place in my mind and realized how bad I felt 'before' and the difference my pacemaker has made.