Unanswered question by Dr.
I went this week for my every-couple-of-months check in with my doctor. I had my pm installed in May of this year. I have tachy-brady syndrome. I'm becoming unhappy with my doctor because he isn't giving me answers when I ask. I asked this visit if I could get a full interrogation to learn how much/often my pacemaker is working for me. He asked me why -- that "curiosity killed the cat." What kind of answer is that? I just meekly said, I would like to know. I didn't even know what I'm set at. His assistant told me I'm set at 60 and she is also the one who told me the name of my condition. He has also told me to just forget I even have it and go about my normal life.
I guess I've gone about this backward. Looking back, I think I've been in shock about the whole deal. The doc is kind and highly recommended by my regular md, but don't we deserve a straight answer? We're the ones walking around with a hunk of metal and wires in our chests.
Any advice if I should ditch this doctor and find one that listens. Looking back at what I've just written, I guess it is pretty clear, isn't it? I look forward to any moral support you can give me.
Patsy in Houston
You know you're wired when...
You have a dymo-powered bike.
I have a well tuned pacer. I hardly know I have it. I am 76 year old, hike and camp alone in the desert. I have more energy than I have had in a long time. The only problem is my wife wants to have a knob installed so she can turn the pacer down.