New To Club
Just had my pacemaker installed ( A Boston scientific L331) last week and Ive been healing up physically pretty good but whats getting to me right now is the mental brusiing that I received after learning that I had Sick Sinus Syndrome and Bradycardia and needed a pacemaker. I am a depressed and anxious and worried that I will not be able to get my old life back. I was very active prior to this diagnosis; lots of exercising, weights, boxing gym, snowmobling, waverunners and traveling active sex life etc. I am 54 and honestly never saw this coming. Am I on the yound side to be needing a pacemaker?? Im just curious about what some of your thoughts were and how you felt right after your diagnosis and recieving your device? Im scared and feel like I have a long road ahead of me and now I pretty much have to give up the life I once had. Im also worried about if my life span has been significantly decreased as a result of this. I need some honest commentary and maybe a little inspiration from my fellow members that have lived through this and have been living with their devices for sometime.
Im trying to avoid faling into a deep depression here!!!
Thanks you all in advance and happy to come onboard.
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I have a well tuned pacer. I hardly know I have it. I am 76 year old, hike and camp alone in the desert. I have more energy than I have had in a long time. The only problem is my wife wants to have a knob installed so she can turn the pacer down.