Honeymoon with recent PM implant

I'm 22 years old and I just got a pacemaker implanted a week ago. I'm getting married in 3 weeks and we're planning on flying to Colorado for our honeymoon. What do you think about flying so soon after having a pacemaker put in? I've never flown, so I'm a little nervous about that, plus flying across the country with a new pacemaker (I live in VA).

Also, my family is traveling to Disney World in June. I'm hesitant about riding the rides with shoulder harnesses because of the contact it might have with my pacemaker and any rides that could jolt me. What is anyone's experience with Disney World rides and pacemakers?

Thanks,

Paula


3 Comments

traveling with implant

by LDianne - 2007-04-30 04:04:54

You will be perfectly fine to fly. I was on vacation when I had my PM implanted and 3,000 miles from home. Finshed my vacation and flew home a week later. No Problem! That was almost three years ago. I just recently returned from Florida and visiting Disney World and there were no problems with the rides. I do not do rollercoasters, so can't say anything about them. They do have warnings on some of the rides about heart and high blood pressure. Heed warnings if you are not sure. Have a wonderful honeymoon and enjoy Disney.

DS

Traveling with implant

by bowlrbob - 2007-04-30 06:04:05

The plane part should be no problem. As stated above most of the rides should be no problem but check with your Doctor. After you heal up completely even Roller Coasters should be no problem. 6 to 8 weeks is probably enough. But again check with the Doc. Mine gave me permission to try the Roller Coasters. I did and it was fine. His only caution was to make sure that the restraint did not sit directly on the pacer. He felt that would not be good. You can ask them at the rides where the harnesses fit. Bowlrbob

Travling with implant

by megthered1 - 2007-04-30 09:04:32

I had no problem flying with my PM, but my doctor will not let me ride rollercoasters, which I really love. I think it's kind of silly because I ride a motorcycle.
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