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Ipods and Pacemakers

Hey Everyone,

Please check this out, very interesting article on PM’s and Ipods, they mention how many people who have pacemakers aren’t affected by Ipods becuase they don’t use them.. But I am 23 years old have a PaceMaker and use an Ipod I guess I should stop using them... anyone have thoughts?

http://www.cnn.com/2007/HEALTH/
conditions/05/10/heart.ipods....

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Anyone my Age

Hey!

I was just wondering if there was anyone my age with a PaceMaker? I am 23 years old and my friends make fun of me becuase I am like an old person who was on a blood thinner and have a pacemaker....

Just curious!

Hope all is well with everyone...

Alexis

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2nd pm in a couple of weeks

It has taken me to long to find this site. My first pm was implanted 8 years ago when I was 29 just 8 months after my son was born. I'm 100% paced and I am challenging case so the team of doctors tell me. The first 6.5 years of with my pm were great - I was able to do all my normal activities plus exercise. About year and half ago I started having extreme fatigue, light headed, daily activities can be challenging and shortness of breath. We have done every test on my heart and we decided C...

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Support.....

To everyone who lives in Edmonton and surrounding areas..... let's get some sort of support group together..... where all can meet mutally - 1 - 2 times per month. It would be a good way to network, meet individuals who have a pm, and support individuals who may be struggling.....and have fun in the process! This system is great, however, meeting face to face would be even better!

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cell phone

I noticed this posting about IPods....which led me to wonder how many people with pm's use cell phones, and do you notice anything happening good, bad or indifferent! I have been told to not use them at all, and if I have too then for a very short time, and to not use the same ear as the side my pm is on.

Suzzy

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Doing some work on the site

Hi:

I'm doing a bit of work on the site today -- mostly trying to stamp on some oddities with the chat. This may require a restart of the application, which takes about 30 seconds, although I will try to avoid doing so during daylight hours. If things go away, just wait a few seconds and try again.

I promise to try my best to avoid restarting things, but thought I'd post a warning just to be safe.

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Chat should work fine

I believe that the slow response times for chatting are resolved, and that the list of active users is now working properly. Also, you should be notified when a user enters or leaves the chat room. Let me know, via private message, if you have any problems.

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2nd PM installed today

I had my 2nd PM installed today (medtronics adapta addr01) it replaced my first PM which was 8 years old. My question is I have a great deal of swelling around the incision (same opening as original). I know there seemed to be a great deal of pulling and pushing to get the old one out. Is this normal and to be expected? It sounded so simple, small incision, take the old one out, place the new one in, a few stiches - no big deal or so everyone said. Thanks for any input.

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Muscle Spasms.

Hi,

Today, for most of the day, I was feeling spasms just under my PM. Has anyone else felt this and what did the Doc say about it. Still can't get my head around the whole PM thing. I mean, I am 37 years old and all.

Clark

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ipods and pacemakers do not mix.

I just heard this on the news, and I want to share it with you.
To make it easier than having to copy the whole article, and comments, I invite all of you, to visit:
http://arstechnica.com/journals/apple.ars/
2007/05/10/study-ipods-and-pacemakers-do-not-mix

I think you’ll all enjoy the comments.
Take care everybody,
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I'm home!!

I so have this guys... I'm home from surgery. Got my PM put in yesterday. I was in and out of surgery and recovery to my room. I had some pain in the back of my shoulder...and a little low blood pressure scare around 5am...but all is well and I got sent home. Not raising my arm stinks...Pony tails are a pain! lol. seriously though...it was easy for me. I only hope that my recovery continues to be as smooth. Thanks for all of your answers to my questions... And even though my fiance will never re...

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Low Energy Level

10 weeks and its doing the job. I am back to weight lifting and that goes well but the tennis low energy level lack of energy to move fast my serve is not any where near where it was before the Pace Maker. When made to move fast i run out of gas maybe it takes time comments

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missed beats

This seems a little elementary but I have a couple questions.
My pm is set for a minimum 60bpm. Is it possible for my heart to skip a beat if it's beating at that minimum 60bpm. Lately it seems that it's missing beats occasionally.
I'm also having occasional tics or twitches below my left pectoral. These twitches keep beat with my heart. It's been just uncomfortable but lately, it aches some in that area. I'm getting dismissed by the doctor's office on this one. Has anyone else d...

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Level "A" SCBA Respirator

Is anyone with a PM Level "A" SCBA certified to wear a respirator?

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Poem from My bro-in-law's heart.

I just received this from my Brother-in-law Dave. I thought I would share this with my fellow pacers.

Twinkle Twinkle in your heart,
it really gave us quite a start.

Electrodes, wires and Lithium Cell,
is all that is needed to bid you well.

Beating strongly in your chest,
timed just right to serve you best.

We are greatful God kept you away,
from his palace and here to stay.

Here on earth we need you still,

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Back to the Chat Room Again!

I would really love to ejoy the chat room that is provided to us by Blake, but this is not working! Anyway it would be great for all of us to communicate in a nice enviroment. Blake can you have the room open all the time? Without specific times? that way when we log we can go directly there after reading postings of course and chat?? Anyway I am inviting all into my Facebook site...
Please help us out here Blake!

Love Colleen

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Incision site

Can anyone who has had their pm, or wires replaced tell me if the surgeon went through the origional incision or did they make a new one? Thanks for any info.

Riley

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Changing doctors

I have no luck with doctors lately. About 3 years ago my primary care doctor took early retirement. I was upset beacuse I liked him and had him for about 14 years. Then about 6 months ago the new one I had sent a letter saying he was moving. Fine, I found a new one. well, a few days ago I get a letter from my cardiologist (I have had him for about 3 years) saying he was moving. Is it me? Luckily there are 3 or 4 other cardiologists in his practice (and thet're looking for a new one) so I don't h...

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admin

this may seem really stupid but I was wondering if anyone in Admni could tell me one of two things. One I have noticed that the person known as denise.theobald is always logged on .I was wondering if you can find out if this is a mistake, in which it is not my concern, or two could you check into who this is in case something has happened to them and no one knows it. I am sure this person has not logged off of the site in aat least a week maybe two. It concerns me. If this person is on to colle...

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future technology

Just had a phone conversation with a friend who works in the computer technology field, and he mentioned an article he read in Business 2.0 magazine about the future of "broadcast power" which would allow various devices to be re-charged without plugging into a cord (or under-going surgery) -- including pacemakers! This is all future stuff of course. Thought it was interesting. I’m not sure whether links work in postings here, but if so, here’s the story. Take care, Cath...

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You know you're wired when...

Your favorite poem is “Ode to a Cardiac Node”.

Member Quotes

Yesterday was my first day mountain biking after my implant. I wiped out several times and everything is fine. There are sports after pacemakers!