Feeling the correction
Healthy 44 year old male (considering),
I was fitted with my pacemaker in June for sinus node pauses of seven seconds plus. The procedure was severely emotionally and physically gassing for me. Post procedure I had PVCs for about a month, I believe it may have been caused by a wound during installation. I was in and out of consciousness and heard "oh, a lead came out, let's try that again". I said "huh?!" And, was injected with something to put me back to sleep. Lol. Good times.
Fast forward to today, I will randomly feel the correction of my pacemaker sending a signal to my heart when a sinus node pause happens. Sometimes I can go two-three weeks without feeling anything, sometimes I seem to feel the annoying correction of symptoms of a pause about to happen (hot neck, weird chest sensation, I know it's coming) then I feel the pauses of a couple seconds, instead of getting dizzy like pre-pacer, I now feel my heart very distinctly sputter and flip and start beating correctly. Very scary, and annoying, the whole ordeal. However, I'm not dizzy anymore.
Some of you, the lucky ones, never have to experience this annomoly. I'm looking for the patients that do. Sometimes I'll get my pauses when I sit, or lay, hardly ever when standing. Familiar to anyone? Also, how do you cope with the "correction" beats that follow the pacer doing its job?
Anyone here get several sinus node pauses a day, and feel the correction beats that follow? I've read people on here state that they feel their pacer working...I think they're describing the post efforts of the pacer (correction beats).
Anyway. I'm in the gym, lifting weights, running, active...did 20 years in the army and was given a green light for "anything" from my progressive cardiologist, even Brazilian Jiu Jitsu!
Any words of encouragement would be nice. I'm worried I'm going to fall over dead when I feel this dance between my heart and pacer.