I had no warning of needing a pacemaker other than knowing my pulse wasn't right most of the time for the past few months. I was a fool for not going to get checked out sooner. My abnormally slow pulse was discovered when I went to get treated for a blood clot. I don't know if the clot is related to the cardiac block, but I guess it doesn't matter now. I'm grateful for this device, and it's working well so far. What I can't get over is that my poor choices, weight, and lack of exercise caused this frightening thing that I never anticipated facing. I'm feeling a mixture of guilt and relief. One of my parents had some abnormal heartbeat issues, but I can't help blaming myself almost 100%.
You know you're wired when...
You play MP3 files on your pacer.
But I think it will make me feel a lot better. My stamina to walk is already better, even right after surgery. They had me walk all around the floor before they would release me. I did so without being exhausted and winded the way I had been.