Hi pacer friends,
Just had to share this one...
I recently purchased an ipod and I had it in my pocket(away from the pacemaker). Had the earbuds in. It must have bumped against something as I moved about because it shut itself off. I reached in and pressed the on button. Felt a jolt to my system like I never experienced before. It was really frighteneing. All I remember was hoping I could call 911 before I collapsed. I quickly tossed the ipod on the desk and moved away.
Had chest pain and felt out of sorts for awhile, but my heart rate returned to normal quite quickly.
I'm thinking maybe there was a power surge when I turned it on, and the wires to the earbuds were over the pacemaker, even though the ipod itself was not. If anyone else is using an ipod, you might want to be careful when turning it on, to have it completely away from your body. I'm not an expert on this,so I don't really know exactly what happened, but just wanted to put it out there in case anyone else is using one.