I'm a few days out from having an emergency pacemaker installed. Woke up the other morning to what the cardiologist is calling a type iii block which caused my heart rate to drop to the 20's. The whole incident lasted about 4 hours and caused me to blackout. I'm a health conscious and very fit male in my early forties with no other health issues. I'm still in shock and denial about what happened. Honestly, I feel really depressed about this whole thing and wonder if a pacemaker was even necessary. If I'm honest, I may still be in denial. I feel like this means the loss of my youth and potential vitality going forward. I'm very greatfull to be alive but still feel very sad and afraid of what's ahead. Anybody else out there with a similar experience? How'd it work out for you?