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CORRECTION FROM POST EARLIER

I met to say i'm working at the liquor and smoke shop at Safeway...... I apoloize for misspell..It's been a long 3 days, 8 1/2 hours 2 days, on my feet and 4 hours sitting for testing........

But I do need to be advices on my earlier post please.

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question

Hey all,

I have a question, I went back to work this past Sat for the first time in 8 yrs. I've had my pm now 5 yrs this yr. I have a question, I'll be working at safeway grocery store @ their Liquid store, and I was told i had to left up to 30 - 50 pds, and no exception, Pm or Not.... Can someone tell me, if a business is allow to say this to you?

Or do they, have to work with me on this?

Please advice. I really want to keep my job, cuz Its Union benfits and c...

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Blood Pressure!

Lately I have been feeling weak. I was really hoping that getting the pacemaker placed in would makes things get better but it doesn't seem that things work that way it sure does take a process. I called in last week b/c my left hand was completely numb and I had so much chest discomfort and was also dizzy. They got me in and said my b/p was low and I was dehydrated. They said that the hand was going numb because of my voltage being high and that they wouldn't lower in until 6 weeks. It is set a...

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How long does it take

Hi everyone~ I have posted before but now am under a different name due to the changes on the site. I'm wondering-how long does it take to feel better? Had my 1st PM put in on 12/28/06 and felt very tired to begin with and have been feeling more energenic but at times still get very tired. All my PM checks have been good so I don't think there is a problem there. Am I just hoping to recover faster than what it really takes. Can finally walk on the treadmill 20 minutes at a slow pace but sti...

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running

I'm curious about what runners experienced after they got a pm and tried to get back into running. I'm 47 and getting back into it but find I'm nowhere near where I was.
Thanks,
Rusty

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Where am I?

Blake , I went into list of members and I am not there, Can you help find me???lol Colleen

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swelling in left arm

Hi y'all,
Has anyone ever had swelling and numbness down the left arm? This feels a lot like when I had the superior vena cava blockage, but this is only my left arm. Also, my pacemaker pocket has been opened 3 times in the last 5 years, and now where there used to be a bulge and I could feel the outline of the pacer, there is now a large indentation where the pacemaker used to be and the pacemaker can be felt way over to the side. Can it move? Thanks for any thoughts. Bambi

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Hashimoto's Disease & PM

$6Mman asked about Hashimoto's & problems with lab tests.I was unable to post until now because I wasn't recognized, but I have a comment.If you have Hash, it is not good enough to rely upon the TSH value when determining exogenous levothyroid.Hash is a condition in which the body itself destroys the circulating levothyroid. Therefore, the appropriate blood tests should focus on the amount of thyroid hormone actually circulating in the blood. To do this, you must be tested for Free T3 and Free...

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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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Weird Question...

I'm looking at possibly having my pacemaker replaced in the near future (or whenever the battery dies) and mine is pretty old, so its bigger than the ones are now. My question is, won't the pocket be too big?? Is it going to look funny?? And what if I decide not to get one put back in at all (this may be an option for me) will it leave a large indent?? I had my PM put in when I was 11, so the muscle grew around, its flat , doesn't stick out at all. Thanks for any info!! -Patti

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Remove old leads before it is too late

Old leads can cause major problems. They can calisify and get into spots that cause interfernce in thef future.

It happened to me on vacation. I had a pacer inserted 30 yrs ago. When the attereies wore out the pacer was reoved and leads left in. Five yrs after remval I ned a new pacer. The cappedleads were uncaped and used. 11 yrs la leads.er the batteries wore out and a new pacer was installed with the old leads.

In March 2007 major problems crept into the picture and pa...

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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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Lipitor & Statins

I was in perfect health until I started taking Lipitor. I have been an avid runner for 30 years and days after taking Lipitor I couldn't run one block. I only took it for 2 weeks and stopped. One month later I was in the hospital with a double block and had to have a pacemaker installed. Has anyone else had problems with Lipitor or other statin drugs?

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Will my heartrate go back down?

Hello:
Before I needed a pacemaker my resting heartrate was 60. Then I went into double block - my heart would beat 70-80 to get to 45. Now I had my pacemaker installed 3 days ago and I've been staying in the 75-80 range. Will my rate go back down to 60 again?
Thanks.

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Can't Sleep

I just had my pacemaker installed 3 days ago and have been home for 2 days. I can't sleep. Anyone else have this problem? Does it go away? What causes it?

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HELP-fast

I am to go into hospital on 4/02 to begin either sotolol or tikosyn. I have had a idc for many years for v-fib Now cardo wants me to start one of these meds. I had not had any shocks for 8 years but had one in nov. 06 and one 2 weeks ago. I am so tired each day and if I have to take any more meds that slow me down I will look like a female Budda Hope someone is awake out there. I live in rural area and have never had anyone to talk to about having icd. I DON'T WANT TO GET SHOCKED AGAIN WHI...

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PLEASE HELP

In July of 04 I was diagnosed with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, with a 15 - 20% ejection fraction. I also have CHF and COPD. I had my ICD implanted in February of 06. I felt like a whole new person at first. I received my first shock about 8 months ago so they raised me to 180 threshold. Again, I felt great. For the last 2 months I have been very tired, I never feel good and I get these sensations in my chest that feel like I am going to have an anxiety attack but they go away after a few...

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WE SHOULD ALL THANK MR. JOHN HOPPS

John Hopps, a Canadian, invented the first heart pacemaker. At the age of 21, he joined the National Research Council in 1941 after training at the University of Manitoba as an electrical engineer. He found that by using mechanical means the heart could be artificially started again after it was exposed to a cooling process. With this discovery, Hopps was able to build the first pacemaker in 1950.


In 1958, the first pacemaker was implanted in a human body. Unfortunately in...

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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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Flack jacket

I see that there has been some comment about wearing a light in weight chest protector if you are a tennis player. Rarely do you take a ball in the chest but it can happen looking for feed back and which one do you like thanks

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