hi I’m 49 I got my PM at the end of Sept. Boston Scientific I think I’m starting to get used to it. It is sticking out a lot which someone just wrote was normal. Before I got it I was obsessed with my heart rate and I still am a bit but it’s boring because it’s normal. I have so many questions that it’s frustrating one thing I found out is that I can call Boston scientific at anytime and they will answer any question I have. The problem is I’m a physician a pediatric one at that so I’m used t being able to look up medical things and understand them but electrophysiology is on a whole other planet besides the fact that I haven’t done adult medicine in almost 25 years and that was only as a medical student the electrophysiologist does 3 year internal medicine residency then 3 year cardiology fellowship then 2-4 year electrophysiology fellowship. Everything I looked up online was very simple “your pacemaker will help your heart beat better “ I finally found some sophisticated videos on YouTube but even those I could only understand half of it. I’m counting down the days to my 3 mo interrogation. But I want to know why they said I’m not going to be seeing my electrophysiologist any more? I was literally crying I took 3 years to decide on getting the pacemaker (now that I have it I see why I should’ve gotten it day one) and my app says that I’m scheduled for a remote interrogation 4 mo after my 3 mo appt. But actually 6 mo after my 2 wk appt So is that my 6 mo appt? No in person? I’m looking forward to asking my tech all my questions (he’s really nice) and getting y print out which he gives me. Why do they do only every 6 months? Can Boston scientific mail me my report from the remote? What they need to adjust settings they can’t do that remotely. Another thing I’m confused about is I read people with sick sinus syndrome usually deteriorate except people with pacemakers fare better. What does that mean? We will start being ventricular paved? I also can’t understand why I have dual chamber when my problem is in my sinus node. Thanks for your input looking forward to your your response and shared experience
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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.