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Hiking and Your PM

My husband and I are hikers, and I wear a Camelbak when hiking (it has an adjustable sternum strap). Any other pm recipients here who are also hikers? Do you wear a pack? Any problems? Mine doesn't really rub my pm area or sit too much on it, but I was just curious what you had to say! I go back at the end of May for another pm check and will ask doc if all is ok to wear it (I'm sure it is). Any feedback you have will be appreciated!

If you want to swap hiking stories or info....

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easter

i would like to wish everyone on this site a happy easter or passover and to wish that everyone has a great day to-morrow being with family if possible or just enjoying the day. i was implanted in august of 2006 and have done quite well considering it wasn't diagnosed fro 4 months. it is important to me to be able to wish other pacers a happy holiday. god bless jessie

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Looking for pacemaker clinc?

I am looking for a place in Canada (or New England) where I can inquire about getting a pacemaker.

Can anybody help me?

Thanks very much

setch

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You cant BEAT this deal....

I cold suggest a good place to get your next pacemaker. They are offering a lifetime warranty with each new pacemaker....

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pericarditis

I have been trying to respond for a week or more, and have been unable to get my responses posted. To the person with the reoccurring pericardial effusions-me too! And as for posting being important, I could not agree more-respond nicely, without judgement. Happy Easter-Happy Birthday-Happy posting!

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REMEMBER THIS DAY

We stand underneath the same winds and skies that our God has given unto the first man. The very waters that man has been given is still here today. The sun that God has commanded to be will not fail to give us it's shining light. The seasons that never fall out of order continue to show us that God's word is still being obeyed. The stars will stand in their places to guide us in the night. What would we do if God's word were not real. How could we control the wind? How could we chang...

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DR. never mentioned medication

I am awaiting a pacemaker. While waiting, I read on this site that there are medications, also. My Dr. never even mentioned that there was any at all. Is it common to at least TRY medications before having the surgery for implant of the pacemaker? Should I get another Dr's. opinion first? My Dr. is unavailable for a month, so I can not ask him why he never mentioned medication. Or, is the medication not generally used except for special cases?

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[singing] "celebration time; come on" lol.

Great, now I have that song in my head!
Anyway.....
Happy 180th Birthday TRISH!! Hehehehe, just kidding.
Well, your birthday starts in 2 and a half hours (midnight).
So, you were an Easter baby! That’s cool. I hope they didn’t mistake you as a chocolate bunny and bite off your ears, lol!
Well, now that you think I’m psycho, I think I’ll stop typing, lol!
I hope you have a wonderful birthday and that you get everything you wished for.

~*~Trish: April 8,...

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THANK YOU ALL

I made my first post yesterday "TOLD I NEED A PACEMAKER"...

I just wanted to say a big thank you to all that responded. This is an amazing site and I feel better than I did yesterday. I believe that reality of me getting a pacemaker is going to me soon or in the near future but I am still going for other opinions since I believe I have the time to do that.

I have decided to venture to the top rate cardiac hospital in the country..The Cleveland clinic. I will keep you all po...

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Vehicle motor interference

I just had a Medtronic Pacemaker "installed" replacing a previous pacemaker that was 12 years old. I find that when I start the car engine and also during the trip, I have an unusual feeling the whole time I am driving. I have never had this before with the other PM (another brand). Does anyone else get this same sensation? It has been adjusted once and seems to be better, but I still feel a slight sensation.
This is my third PM. I have not ever had any kind of problems before.

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operation

having pm put in thurs. do they give you medicine for your heart afterwards, not including blood pressure and coumidin

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sleep apnea??

Has anyone heard about the relationship between sleep apnea and the relationship to arrhythmias?

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condition

thurs havingm y operation any pain involved. should i stay in hospital overnight. when do they check out pm after implant. when a pulse is sent from pm to heart how strong isice it. if a person has a regular heart attack who has a pm and hs heart stops, will this device get it going again.

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No heart beat at checking resistance

I have a pacemaker due to a complete AV-block which means that I have no own pulse. So, when the doctors check the pacemaker, I feel every little tiny difference in the pulse.

In the past years, when checking the resistance of the signal to the ventriculum, my heart stopped for a few seconds according to the quick reaction of the doctor - when he/she stopped the function, the signal was back again immediatly and my heart kept on beating.

Last August, I got a new pacemaker (...

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having p.m done

is there a difference between a pace maker or a icd. is a st jude and leads the best. after operation do i have to stay on coumadin forever. how long after operation before i can go for a walk and get out. i sleep on my stomach is that alright. i have irregular heartbeat and misses beats will p.m. help. many questions sorry

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Thanks!

I wanted to thank you all for the encouragement. I have been starting to do a little more now and that is nice. My left hand still has been going numb and I continue to have the spasms but they aren't as bad as they were or i'm starting to just get more use to it. I scheduled an early apt. for next week because I still have been getting dizzy some. My surgeon told me that I still most likely will have the neurally mediated syncope but I was overall hoping I wouldn't. I was also wondering if an...

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chat

Hello all,
I have never found anyone at the chat site. Does anyone use it? Am I in a different time zone than those listed?
Rusty

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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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Ablations?

I'm scheduled for an ablation on May 23. I have at least three bad electric circuits in my heart that are causing me to go in and out of atrial flutter. I'm told this problem is common for adult congenial patients who had surgeries as a child. From what I've read and have been told by my doctors is that the success rate for such a procedure is high. I hope so! I want to get back to feeling "normal" and off my blood thinners or should I say rat poison.

Does anyone have information...

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You know you're wired when...

You have rhythm.

Member Quotes

So, my advice is to go about your daily routine and forget that you have a pacemaker implanted in your body.