My Lump

Hi, my name is Paul and I live in Austin, Tx. I just received my device 4 weeks ago (st. jude #365) and its been very difficult. I found this site and viewed some postings and see that I am far from being alone! My device moves when I lift my arm just like the other member was saying....phew glad to hear that. I must go find a job now, although I get tired so easy I am scared. I am glad that this site is here and I wish fellow members a hello and smile. Thanks for allowing me your time. Paul


2 Comments

Your lump??

by johng - 2007-03-19 07:03:58

Hi !, Paul you need to give you body time to fix the Pacemaker in one place. The reason they tell you not to lift your arm for about six weeks, is to allow tissue to form round the Leads and the Pacemaker. Take your time, you have the rest of your life to become accustomed to your new addition. Best of luck, Johng

Fellow Austinite!

by maryruthramirez - 2007-03-19 12:03:30

Hi Paul! I also live in Austin, Tx. I had my pacemaker put in 10 days ago and already am feeling so much better than I have felt in years. My medication was no longer working for me, that is why I decided to go ahead with the pacer. It was mentioned to me many years ago but decided to stay on medications until they no longer worked, and the time had come when they didn't work any more. I have a Meftronics rate responsive pacer. Hopefully things will get better for you. Thanks for listening, Mary

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