Tested my pacemakers ruggedness
Yesterday I gave my pacemaker a real test! I was out in the desert near home doing some photography and slipped on a rounded rock covered with sandy soil. The result was that my feet went out from under me and I landed on my left side. That would have been enough, but the camera was on a strap around my neck and it was between me and the ground, or actually between my pacemaker site and the ground. I waited a couple of minutes taking my pulse to see if I had damaged the pacer or leads but all was still ticking away. I was a little sore around the pacer site last nite, but feel fine today. I checked it on my ecg and all looks normal, so I can chalk one up for Medtronic. They make rugged pacers.