I am one week post op of getting my PM. My hospital (IU Health) has a patient portal where I can view test results, summaries, etc. I had my first Appointment Monday at the Pacemaker clinic and with My Dr's Nurse practioner. I was curious and went searching on the summary of Her Notes. Farther down I saw Dr Kilra's notes of his diagnosis.... SSS. Before my Pacemaker surgery the Attending Dr (i had went to the ER for slow hr that weekend) had diagnosed Me with Av block. The SSS makes sense due to the last year ( May 2019 to present) of everything i have went through. Passing out at niece's graduation, episodes where I would laugh and then black out, more fainting spells (last one at the grocery store), and then lastly my low hr that would not climb back up to normal.
I have still the "feeling" that it is still going to happen. I lived in such fear that I was going to pass out that I've come to expect it. When Dr Kilra said that I needed a pacemaker... i said ... "I just want my life back!" .
Anyway...sorry for rambling on. But it has been a blessing finding this website. I have read through some posts and everyone's situations, comments and encouraging words have been a big help. I know My Husband is eager for me to get back to "living" again. It's been hard on Him as well.
But other than learning to rely on my new little friend and not Fearing the "Before" ... things are getting better each day. Incision healing and feeling better each day. I can't believe how far I have come in just 1 week.