New member, new pacer
Hello to all! I recently had a pacer implant 2/26/2007 and am happy to say that I am on the mend w/o any complications thus far. I had experienced "episodes" that would often involve seizure like activity. One recent episode was witnessed by my son which
scared the living daylights out of him. I had recently changed PCP and mentioned this to him upon a follow up for a back injury. He quickly made referrals to an EP and a neurophysiologist after the results of a Holter. One test led to another and to another and to another which ultimately ended up with pacer placement. A far cry from the previous Drs. who dismissed my concerns, or went so far as to suggest that things weren't serious (panic attacks), or that the problem may be self-induced, as it was in my head.I read this forum with great interest and plan to continue to do so. Best to all!
You know you're wired when...
You can take a lickin and keep on tickin.
I had a pacemaker when I was 11. I never once thought I wasn't a 'normal kid' nor was I ever treated differently because of it. I could do everything all my friends were doing; I just happened to have a battery attached to my heart to help it work.