NEW MEMBER..8 DAYS POST IMPLANT

HI EVERYONE..I AM A NEW MEMBER, I WAS LOOKING FOR A GROUP (SUPPORT). I AM 8 DAYS POST IMPLANT OF A PACEMAKER AFTER HAVING 2 ABLATIONS LAST YEAR..FOR INAPPROPRATE SINUS TACHYCARDIA THAT WAS NOT HELPED BY MEDS..I HAD 1 MORE ABLATION ON 2/13/08..THE LAST ABLATION THEY DID TO MUCH BURNING AND WHILE I WAS RECOVERING AT HOME MY PULSE WAS GOING AROUND THE 40 RANGE THE DR. CALLED ME BACK TO BE EVALUATED AND PUT IN A PACEMAKER THE NEXT DAY..THIS HAPPENED SO VERY FAST. AND I HAVE HAD SO MUCH PAIN, SEE THE LAST ABLATION WHICH WAS DONE EPICARDIAL I HAD WAS ON THE 13TH OF THIS MONTH AND EXACTLY 1 WEEK LATER 1 HAD TO HAVE THE PACEMAKER PUT IN..SO I HAVE TO ESENTIALLY RECOVER FROM BOTH PROCEDURES AT THE SAME TIME..I WAS READING SOME OF THE POSTS AND THEY WERE HELPFUL..I AM SO TIRED AND SORE..I AM SOOO SORRY THIS IS LONG..IF ANY ONE CAN HELP OUT AND GIVE SOME ADVISE TO SOMEONE WHO IS VERY NEW AT THIS I WOULD GREATLY APPRECIATE IT...THANKS FOR YOUR HELP AND SUPPORT....


4 Comments

Welcome!

by tcrabtree85 - 2008-02-28 01:02:35

Hi and Welcome to the club. I have had many ablations also for IST also. I know that getting a pm is not a fun process to go through. I was not expecting one either but am blessed that I don't feel like I am going to pass out 24/7. If you have any questions feel free to ask. I am a open ear. Many thoughts and prayers as you are recovering. Take it easy and sit back and enjoy relaxing and watching some tv and movies.

Blessings,
Tammy

Welcome

by amanda - 2008-02-28 08:02:00

Hello and Welcome to the Pacemaker Club. You have come to the right place to find information and support.
You have been through two procedures and it does take time to recover from these. Please give yourself plenty of time to heal, Were you given any information following your pace-maker such as no heavy lifting or reaching up above your shoulder?. Take it easy and if you are concerned about anything bring it up with your health care provider.
All the Best, Amanda

Welcome

by NH - 2008-02-28 09:02:54

Welcome to the PM club. You will get support here! I now have my 2nd PM and it has saved my life and kept me from becoming an invalid.

Remember the no lifting over 5 pounds for at least the first month and do not raise your arm on the PM side for a while until your lead sets.

Take care and again welcome!

NH

Private Message

by scadnama - 2008-02-28 11:02:00

Welcome!
I am sending you a private message regarding regarding IST. Hope to hear from you soon!
Take it easy and hang in there!
Amanda

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