So good to hear from folk who know.
In January this year, I had a 2:1 partial heart block, which saw me taken to hospital, then an op (for a dual chamber pacemaker implant), very quickly performed. I had 3/4 hour notice; my heart rate had been 33 BPM.
I had complications and a further week in hospital (total of 9 days), due to vomiting and post procedure pericarditis/pericardial effusion (fluid around heart). I have made slow, but steady progress, but last night slept on my right side and awoke with awful pain in left chest area, up my neck and into left arm. I don't know if this is a common thing, or something to be in any way to be concerned about; and would appreciate any helpful comments. I had always understood that a pacemaker insertion was a "walk in the Park", but this has not been my experience. I feel I should be well on my way to normal life again but, as I haven't done this stuff before, I really am a novice, and am not really sure what to expect.
You know you're wired when...
You forecast electrical storms better than the weather network.
I'm 35 and got my pacemaker a little over a year ago. It definitely is not a burden to me. In fact, I have more energy (which my husband enjoys), can do more things with my kids and have weight because of having the energy.