One more new guy - procedure scheduled for June 29
Greetings everyone, I am glad I have found this site and group.
I have had a slow heartbeat as long as I can remember (around 42 bpm) . I have had tests and ECG's in the past and doctors have never gone any further with it and I always thought I was just incredibly calm (!). Fast Forward to 2020 and my wife and I have both retired and relocated from Colorado to Kentucky to be closer to family and I found a new doctor. On my initial appointment she immediately said something wasn't right and within 10 days I had seen a cardiologist and the electrophysiologist and have an appointment to have a pacemaker inserted on the 29th of June. It's been a bit of a whirlwind.
I'm not scared of the procedure itself and have done my homework on it, but it's nice to be able to talk with other people in the same situation and get other viewpoints on it. I also have Type 2 diabetes which I control pretty well with insulin, sensible diet and exercise in the form of walking. My biggest worry is not being able to take my normal meds on the day of the procedure and also not being able to eat which might give the added problem of having my blood sugars drop low. Hopefully that part will take care of itself on the day.
Looking forward to getting this over and done with and starting on the next stage of my life. Thanks for listening.