I just got my pacemaker after a whirlwind weekend of emergency phone calls from my cardiologist. I got the call at work to get to a hospital asap. Apparently when reviewing my halter monitor results they saw a 30 sec pause. Holy moley. Before this all my doctors just chocked my fainting episodes up to vasovagal.
Its been 3 days and I feel some tightness and fluttering in my chest, occasional shortness of breath, and some pain at my incision sight. I understand this is all par for the course and I'm riding the wave. Its still so surreal that 2 weeks ago I was winter camping, and now I'm one of the newest members of the pacemaker club. I'm glad I found this forum and I'm looking forward to connecting with other young people with pacemakers.
Feel free to shoot me any and all advice for the coming weeks and months! This is all so new!
You know you're wired when...
Your license plate reads Pacer4Life.
The pacer systems are really very reliable. The main problem is the incompetent programming of them. If yours is working well for you, get on with life and enjoy it. You probably are more at risk of problems with a valve job than the pacer.