Settings on impending implantation.
So reassuring to have this forum! However, it also raises many questions I'm not knowledgeable enough to answer, or sometimes even to ask. I'm 74 but previously lived an active lifestyle. I'm scheduled for a ON in Nov for TackyBrady from Sick Sinus Syndrome in response to Metropolol used for AFib.
I asked the EP everything I could think of,but frankly, I keep thinking if new ones. Of those I know who got PM's, they came home and lived. No tweaking. I can now see it can be much more.
I have a resting heart rate currently of 47. At night it goes down to 42. It seems they usually set lower HR to 60. I think I will feel anxious at 60 Do they usually start lower and work up to 60?
For the upper end I've struggled for awhile to get to 130 on inclines during daily walks. Some days it only goes to 85. I walk alone and am apprehensive of HR suddenly shooting to whatever. If it is set to even higher as the upper end, I think I might faint. My rate does return very quickly. All I know to do is tell the doctor of this concern.
I met with two EPs and while the first was at a major university and highly thought of, he and his staff were dismissive. I'm Type I Diabetic and when I made suggestions in managing it for the day of implantation, his PA stated they do not have patients dictating the treatment. Ok. I don't have strangers changing 40 years of out of their specialty treatment. Even pleading that I can't risk out of control time when infection is a concern didn't result in our working together.. The second doctor ias open to my suggestions. Of course my Endo was offered to consult.
A big concern is that I live alone so if I come home and am dizzy and/or fainting, I'm not sure what I can do.
I guess I have to trust at some point. Are these valid concerns or am I too anxious?
Thank you for reading through this!