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nned your input regarding protective gear

Hi pacers!
I need your inout. I am working on a product, along with an athletic trainer, that I made for my daughter who is now eight and has been pacing since she was three. It is a protective device/gear for when she plays sports. It is patent pending and we are in the marketing/devolpment phase. I have brought the product to both of her cardiologists(Columbia Pres. in NYC) and they both encouraged this product. I was wondering if you could give me feed back if you would use/need this typ...

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God is relevant

Yes I do hope you and God can see I meant to say "relevant" hee hee
Even I can make mistakes but I can laugh at myself!!!!
I can crack myself up too!

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I need your input

Hi pacers!
I need your inout. I am working on a product, along with an athletic trainer, that I made for my daughter who is now eight and has been pacing since she was three. It is a protective device/gear for when she plays sports. It is patent pending and we are in the marketing/devolpment phase. I have brought the product to both of her cardiologists(Columbia Pres. in NYC) and they both encouraged this product. I was wondering if you could give me feed back if you would use/need thi...

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slowhands

Hello Slowhands....

In reply to your recent post about God.... I must tell you something. You crack me up! You come along and with a straight face (I'm sure) and tell people that you think that God is irrelevant. It takes a lot of guts to say something like that.

Considering you were a Math teacher and are probably a man (if I am mistaken may God please forgive me) your mind runs on a different track than the majority.

Here is my take .... You may voice...

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Pm for tachycardia

I am so glad I found this site. I am 25 yrs. old. I don't know if anyone is familiar with POTS? Postural Orthostatics Tachycardia Syndrome?? Well, I have it. It was diagnosed about 4-5 years ago. Basically my heart beats to fast and they don't know why. I have been on Metoprolol, Toprol XL, Lisinopril, Cardizem, Bisoprolol, Propanalol, and now I am on Nadolol and midodrine. My question is I guess two things: Has anyone had a PM put in for tachycardia? Or, has someone had a PM for POTS? Any info...

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Pacemaker Problems or valve Problems

Hello my name is Doreen and I had surgery for a valve replacement on Sept 11 th and then I had to have a pacemaker put in a week later after the surgery . Has anyone had this happen to them ?? After the surgery and the heart rate was very low they told my family that I may need a pacemaker if my rate does not go up . So after a week they implanted it , I wasn't very happy having to go back in the operating room again to say the least , but I have not felt good , I thought after the surgery I...

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new PM questions

greetings all. i want to thank you all for your great information on this site, it has been invaluable to me since my 12/14/07 implanting.
i am 2.5 weeks into recovery and am doing all that is asked of me in regards to lifting etc. my PM is just below the collar bone which seems normal from reading this site but it feels like a 5 pound rock! is this normal and if so how long can i expect to feel this way? i am following the movement restrictions but every movement of the arm creates a feeli...

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birthday

Hello everyone,

Its my birthday and im feeling a little down at the moment. Although seeing all the kind messages in my inbox has lifted my spirits. So thankyou

katherine x

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Another question about 2yr old w/pm

Hi:
I have a question....i asked something the other day and got great answers about my 2 year old w/pm....he goes to the doctor on the 7th to address the issue of the coughing while exercising. however someone said something in the reply that struck a nerve and hoping someone can also add something....when my son was born he had that hole in his heart that is common that usually closes up by the time they are a couple of months old....my son's didnt close up...they said it's completely no...

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Just interested to know

When you had your pacemaker leads fitted,did you feel pain in your heart when they were srewed in place?

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A New Beginning.

Dear members and friends.

I would like to share with all of you a beautiful prayer I came across, which I feel is very appropriate at this time.

~ Dominique ~

Prayer for the New Year
by Tom Norvell


Father,

Give us a new year. Not just a new number, but a truly new year. Give us a year full of new things, new adventures, new attitudes, and visions. Lord, give us a new year full of new ideas and refresh some of our old ideas. Give u...

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riding a motorbike

G'day! Can anyone please tell me whether it's still ok to ride a motorbike once the pacemaker settles in?

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Best Wishes to all for 2008!

Good Morning everyone!

I would like to wish you all a very healthy and happy 2008!

May all our hearts beat with perfect rhythm and hum a happy tune.

May the ICD's enjoy a shockless year!

May all our hearts be filled with love and joy.

May you once again find wonder in the things that delight you.

May you find peace and rest when needed.

And.... May you enjoy new friendships as you grow as a Pacer family.

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New beginnings....

Dear Marisa, I was wondering where you have been....

Just so you know, I was have missed you. I hope you have had a beautiful Christmas!

Now... I have been guilty of putting my two cents in where is was not needed and to make things worse completely and totally off base. I have survived and so will you. All is well and I so hope I will see your beautiful laughter and happiness attitude back on a regular basic.

There isn't one of us perfect here. I really c...

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SORRY

I'm sorry to Uva. I hope my idiotic behavior does not change your view on this site based on how I acted towards you. This is a great site, full of great people (I'm obviously not one of them right now). I should have talked to you about it first. So I'm sorry, and mean it with all my hole-y heart and pacemaker.

Marisa
P.S I hope you all had a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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bulging pacemaker

Hi everyone
I had my pacemaker put in on 12/18/07 , i have had constant pain since then and the cardio nurse told me it was healing fine ??? i have noticed the last two days it seems like it is bulging out a lot! i can tell something is happining b/c my skin feels really tight. Has anyone had this happen?
thanks
Steve

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hot tub

hi is it ok to use a hot tub a month after getting a pacemaker ,thanks

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new year

Well seems I'm always fortunate to see, or meet someone who has it just as bad or worse then I, and I say,"there but for the grace of God go I." Happy New Year, thanks for hope and cheer placed here. J.T.

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Hi

Hi everyone -
I just wish to say HAPPY NEW YEAR to all batterya and lead users lol.
It is not very good having to have a pacemaker but it is very nice to know that there are people out there whereever they are, near or far who totally rely on pm's.
KEEP UP THE GOOD SPIRIT
Regards
Fluzy Suzy

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Newbie

Hello Everyone,

I am new to this site and am very glad i found it. I am a fellow pacing patient but i also happen to be a cardiac physiologist here is the UK. I actually perform the tests, help implant devices and work in follow-up clinics. My experience has been very much like the ones i have read here, except i have had a bit extra knowledge to freak me out! But i want to help here. If anyone wants to, please feel free to message me with anything you think i may be able to help with...

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You have a dymo-powered bike.

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