Hey gang

Hi everybody,
I just had an ICD implanted for the first time last week. I heard about this site and thought it would be nice to be in touch with folks with similar experiences. So far my chest is a little achey from getting a piece of technology lodged in it but apart from that I'm feeling good and looking forward to worrying a little less about my rebellious heart giving me trouble at inoportune times. I just wanted to say hi to everybody. So.."Hi!"




by Christmmpace - 2007-04-16 04:04:13

Welcome to this awesome web of hope. It's really nice to meet you and I hope everything gets better by the day. This site offers some great advice and friendship. Take care and God bless you this day and always.



by Suze - 2007-04-16 04:04:27

Hi Cory,
Welcome to this site. You will like it here. It's helped me tremendously. It's nice to know how many people out there also have a piece of technology implanted in their chests.

Again, welcome.


by tcrabtree85 - 2007-04-16 06:04:18

Hi Cory,
Just wanted to say welcome. This site has helped me a lot and I hope the same will happened for you. You are in my thoughts and prayers!


by Surferman - 2007-04-16 11:04:41

Welcome, Cory. You're going to love this site and the people on it. They are so caring, concerned and compassionate. Probably because we've all been where you are now and have found knowledge that helps us deal with our new bionic side. I had my implant 5 1/2 weeks ago; the first few weeks were the worst, dealing with the awkwardness of wearing a sling 24 hrs. a day, all the swelling. and the limited mobility - but it all will pass and you'll be the better for it. My heartbeat used to drop into the low 30's when I slept; until I got my PM I used to wonder if I'd awaken in the morning. But those
days are behind both of us now.

Again, welcome. You've found a whole new group of wonderful friends. Surferman


by CathrynB - 2007-04-17 01:04:58

Hi Cory! Welcome to the site. I got my first PM in January and found this website to be the best thing that ever came along. As others have said, the people here are caring, knowledgeable, and ever willing to share their experience. I have a wonderful family with outstanding support, but they are not able to provide me with the "I get it!" experience that people here can. You need both! I hope your recovery continues well and this improves your life. Please keep us posted on how you're doing. Take care, Cathryn


by angelo - 2007-04-17 07:04:11

Hi Cory its been 6 weeks for me and I feel great still a little pensive but assured that all will be well. Discomfort goes away in a a few days and soon you will forget you even have a PM and wonder if it really happened. Be blessed you have a second chance at life enjoy.


by jessie - 2007-04-19 06:04:32

welcome to the pacemaker site. it is a wonderfully supportive group of people who are there for youas you are there for them. i got my p.m. in august after 4 months of fainting and exhaustion that i had never felt before. so what a diffference in my life. i am active and healthy and have been given a second chance. so welcome again jessie

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