New to the pacemaker world
Got my pacemaker 4 days ago after 15years of syncope with no knowledge of what was causing it. After having a Medtronic Reveal device put in a year ago I found out I was having constant ventricular standstills of 20-30 seconds and so a pacemaker it is (or more hospitalisations for the concussions when collapsing).
I know it's only been 4days but currently I'm feeling pretty apprehensive about the device and the way it makes me feel. The implant site itself is allgood and the pain is to be expected after surgery but I cant seem to shake the feeling that I'm not sure if this was a good idea (which I know sounds very silly considering the alternatives). Anyone else have this feeling when they first got their implant and did it go away? I can feel my heart beating alot more and at times I feel dizzy from it. It's just so unusual and different from what I have experienced for at least the last 15 years. I also am struggling a bit with the concept of having this device inside my body and being able to feel it and it makes me feel physically ill if I brush past it with my hand or when I feel it as I'm getting dressed. Do you get used to this?
I'm hoping that in 10months time (for my 30th) I'll feel so much better about it and happy to go away on holiday but for now I'm staying close to home and feeling a bit unsure of what's next.
You know you're wired when...
You have an excuse for gaining an extra ounce or two.
My eight year old son had a pacemaker since he was 6 months old. He does very well, plays soccer, baseball, and rides his bike. I am so glad he is not ashamed of his pacemaker. He will proudly show his "battery" to anyone.