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Happy Holidays!

I just wanted to wish everyone a very happy holiday season. I hope that everyone enjoys the time spent with family and friends.
I am behind a week on reading everyones post due to my grandma being in the hospital. She just got home which is really nice. I
To update those who know my situation well. I went in for my pm check and I am clear from a-fib now. Which was great news. The nurse read to me what my doctor wrote to my regular dr and he said that he is pretty sure that I do ha...

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MERRY CHRISTMAS

JUST WANTED TO SAY MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL, AND A HEALTHY AND PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR!

MARGARET

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Question

I have had my pm for a month. I was taken by ambulance to hospital with complete heart block so am totally reliant on pm. The recovery seems slow but keep moving forward. I have noticed that when I bend over I feel light headed. Do any of you have this happen.

Merry Christmas to all

Kay

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Happy Holidays!!!

I wish to extend warm wishes for a happy holiday season and a healthy new year to all members. I will be travelling over the holiday season (visitiing family) and will have limited access to the Internet. If you email the club or post a message for admin, it may be a few days before you get a reply.

I'm in need or some rest and relaxation. Thanks to my device, I've been real busy at work, home and the shopping malls in December :-)

Happy Holidays,

Blake

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Daily self test on PM

I just had by PM replaced in April 07 as it was time to replace battery. The new model they gave me does a self test everyday. Does anybody have information regarding this? I found out about it when I asked the Medtronic Technician to see what was happening at 1 and 2 am. as I was waking up while I was sleeping and unable to go back to sleep. They've set it now at 5 and 6 am, and now I sleep through the night waking up at 5 am! I told them I would like that feature shut off or to have it se...

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healthy

everyone needs to be in shape. you need to exersice and eat right. everything you do needs to right or good so you can do what you want to do. everybody even parents need to be in shape. being in shape everyday of your natural life. so stay healthy.

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Anyone on....

FACEBOOK......specificaly, a pacemaker group site?

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Malaria tablets

I will be going away to Gambia on the 9 January until the 23 January and will be in the middle of a course of malaria tablets?

I am having a pacemaker fitted on 28 January, and wondered if anyone had information of inter reaction with malaria tablets before I have the surgery.

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28 with a pacer

HI Im 28 and just had my pacer installed 12-17-07. Merry Christmas to me =) IST for 3 years then all of a sudden Brady with a missing P wave so they slapped one in. No other heart issues or conditions that run in the family. I wasnt born with any defect and I dont have any heart disease or structural issues. I have two kids at home. A 2 year old and a 4 week old. I have been told I cant pick my 4 week old up or even support her wieght for at least 4 weeks. How restrictive do I really have to be?...

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Warming Hearts

Hello NUKA, you are an inspiration to me. I live in Kansas US and I work downtown. We have a lot of homeless people here. Many of them are Veterans. I will purchase Brand New Socks and I will hand them out as I pass the homeless on the streets. I will tell them that the socks are from a friend her name is NUKA!
God Bless you!
Merry Christmas!!
pacergirl
p.s. for all the worriers out there yes, i will be careful, I see these people everyday, and I will take a friend along.

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Warming The Heart

Hi All,
I hope you will forgive me for sharing a little story with you that has nothing to do with my PM...or yours in fact. lol

We live in Winnipeg, Manitoba where the winters are usually brutal. We are terribly worried about the homeless and how they must be struggling for survival. My spouse and I contacted our children and asked them to bring $10.00 each so that we could buy new warm socks to give to our street people. This would allow us to buy about 25-35 pairs.....and they...

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New Pacemaker!

I had a new pacemaker installed a little over 2 weeks ago and want to know (since it is so ugly) if I can put cream on the whole area now or so I have to wait to call the doctor....This is much larger than my old one and is the size of a pack of cards and the scar which is not healed yet looks like I have been gored by a tiger.....Would appreciate any information. Also, every once in awhile it gives me pacemaker type hiccups or slammers to the pacemaker as I call them, not real hicupps. Thanks....

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in general

i really dont know how to post this message, but i am going to do my best. if i ramble on, please excuse me.
i am sorry if i have caused any distress over the answer that i posted to marisab's post. but i did feel that something needed to be said. i think this matter could have been handled privately not posted for all to see. i just didn't want to see anyone get hurt and miss out on all the information that this web site can give others and that it has given me. first of all i did no...

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Hammer throwing

Recently i asked for your advice regarding returning to the Hammer throw. for those that responded, thank you for the interest. If you dont know what hammer throwing is, check out u tube hammer throwing videos. . I have followed my DR's. advice and started slowly, so far so good . I have returned to wt. training and throwing the Shot Pt, Discus and Hammer or wt. throw. so far I have regained strength enough to train with regularity. I sure hope my understanding of my body helps determine my l...

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Shopping

There are quite a number of items I would like to buy from our club but being in Australia I wonder how to pay. Can anyone help me here. I' love a key ring and a tee shirt.

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No meds so far...

I have not needed to be on meds, and I got my PM just minutes after birth! Being on meds seems very strange to me... but I guess it all depends on the kind of situation you're in...

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be nice

i thought that i would say a few words to you guys. parents and kids need to spend more time together because some kids that i know say that they don't spend enough time together. i want parents to think that we are special and we need special care of us. my parents don't think about how gifted i am but i make them realize that i'm worth something. i love them but they act like jerks sometimes. but they love me and i love them and that is all that matters.

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Snow shovelling...

You guys who live in the sunny south will without a doubt never have to worry about the answer to this question - but; we here in the great country of Canada definitely do. How many people with pm's shovel, and how do you feel after?

Keep smiling all & Merry Christmas....

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New type of ICD with no wires

Hi,
I was just wondering if anyone had heard of this.
While at my last visit to my Cardiologist I asked him about new technologies on the horizon for ICD's. He told me that in a few years ICD's won't even have leads anymore. They are apparently coming out with a technology where they somehow screw or attach a bullet shaped device (that's how he described it) into the heart and it communicates wirelessly with the box in your chest. This supposedly will eliminate any problems with broken...

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Badminton

I am a league and county vets palyer. I had the PM fitted Wednesday this week. Doctor says that after three weeks I should be ok to play. Is this true? Will I be able to play in the same fashion without interferaing with the PM?

Regards

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I, too, am feeling tons better since my implant.