Post PM Implant
I'm a newbie to the club. Just had my PM implanted two weeks ago tomorrow. April 9, 2021. Still trying to process all of the events that lead up to it. I'm a 58 year old woman and NEVER had any issues at all with my health. A two days leading up to my ER visit, I felt as though I wanted to pass out. The night before my ER visit I passed out in bed and came to. The morning of my ER visit, I told my husband what had happend the night before. He asked if I was feeling ok. I said yes, but was concerned. About 20 minutes later, I was sitting there watching TV sipping on my coffee and passed out again. When I came to, I immediately told my husband and said that there was definitely something was wrong. We both agreed I should call my doctor. My husband then helped my upstairs and put me to bed. I got a hold of my doctor's office and told them what was happening and they scheduled me to come in, but in the meantime when my husband came in to check on me, I started to pass out and yelled out "It's happening again". I called my doctor back and they put me through to adivce nurse. She thought I was having a stroke and said I needed to get to the ER immediately. She wanted to call an ambulance, but my husband said he could get me there quicker. Once I arrived to the ER, they were treating me as though I was having a stroke and did and MRI and CT Scan which both came back negative. The ER doctor kept asking me if I had anxiety. I said no. Maybe another 20-30 mintues passed and I was asked to give urine sample. I got up to use the restroom and when I came out, thought I was going to pass out again. One of the nurses there, saw me and came rushing up and grabbed me and brought me back to my bed. At this point I am getting more and more scared.
Another 20 minutes passed and my husband and I were chatting and right in the middle of the conversation I shouted out "Oh, no its happening again". My husband said in that moment, my eyes rolled to the back of my head and my heart stopped. As in flatline. I came to when the nurse and my husband were shouting my name. About 5minutes later the ER doctor came rushing in and said he caught it all and already had notified a cardiologist. Within 15 minutes they had me up in ICU and the cardiologis put in a temporary PM and scheduled me to have a permanent one put in the next day. Even with the temporary PM, I still had a couple of episodes and thankfully did not pass out. As of today, 4/21 I haven't passed out.
Sorry this is so long. As I mentioned earlier, I am still trying to process everything. I have moments where I just start crying although, its getting better.
Just want to know how everyone else is feeling and perhaps share their stories. Thank you for reading!