Hi PM pals,
Well, I am 5 weeks after surgery, and had my first check-up today. Or should I say, tried to? They were able to tune my pacemaker to a different setting, and could tell that everything was working, but they couldn't do a "interrogation reading" because I was so shook up, my heart rate went up to 113, I said to the Tech, please take it off (magnet) I have to sit up, she said "Janice, I haven't even did anything yet. That is your own heart rate." So apparently, they can't turn the machine up higher, because it would be dangerous? I tried to settle down after that, but they said they would re-book another appt. for me to come in. I feel so stupid. What if this happens every time I go in? What can I do? She kept telling me - just keep thinking: This is only a test, this is only a test....but my heart felt like it was jumping out of my chest. Then my Cardiologist came into the room, and together they adjusted my settings to 45 and 120. Has anyone ever had an experience like this? I feel like an idiot.
Thanks for listening.