Hello from UK - Loopy Lou here!
IT'S BEEN A WHILE!
Hello to the usual suspects! It has been ages since I have been in here!
Just reaching out to say hi from UK, hope you are all doing well.
I am on my second pacemaker - Gerry - and due for a new one in around 17 months.
SCARS: how many of you have lots of scars due to new pacemakers? Or did your surgeon manage to go in on the same scar?
I begged my surgeon to go in on the last scar and he said he would see what he could do. I don't have issues with keloids or anything else. A cosmetic surgeon checked the scars too and said there should be no issue... but he created a new scar. At the follow up he said he was sorry and knew I would be upset!!!!!!!! Gave no reason other than it was easier for him.
So I have one on my left, and two on my right and now wondering where on earth the next one will go!
Yes, I know I am alive, and grateful, and some of you will say 'badge of honour' and yes, I get that too.... but I don't like the scars on my chest..... anyway.....
Love and fluffy hugs to all - including that special one..... you know who you are!!
You know you're wired when...
You always have something close to your heart.
To tell you the truth I never even give it a second thought. While growing up it never stopped me from doing anything and to this day my girlfriend or my kids need to remind me that I have one!