Just had my second pacemaker put in, and I feel even better than before

Hello and I thought I would update.  My first pacemaker was put in January of 2014 for Sick Sinus Syndrome.  I immediately felt better.  I am 66 now, still working and my second pacemaker was put in last month.  There was some type of perceived problem with the lead in the left ventricle.  My surgery was four hours and there were no problems.  The catheters and the IVs were much more bothersome than the surgery itself.  I went back to work 7 days later.  I am exercising now on a treadmill and a stationary bike, and I feel great.  I will also add that the fantastic medical team where I am thankful to be in their care also found out last fall  that I had Primary Aldosteronism (look it up), and that has also made huge improvements - I am on a steroid - and within 2 months I saw HUGE improvement. Your high blood pressure could be caused by Primary Aldosteronism.  I cannot say enough about how thankful I am and I want you to know that you too can feel 45 when you are 66.  Do NOT be AFRAID.  Best wishes to everyone..... Grandmother of two, Mother of three, husband somehow puts up with me.  ( - :


Glad to be positive

by Scout - 2023-04-12 15:05:25

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by BradyJohn - 2023-05-06 16:33:51

Thanks for sharing Scout.  I've only had a PM for three years but there seems to be some sort of issue with one of the leads so they are following me fairly closely.  We'll see what happens.  I'm glad your story has gone so well.



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