Most Recent Messages in General Posting
The suspense is over, Valerie, help is on the way. I hope it cures your headache. ( sigh! )
THE GREEN MILE
~ Dominique ~
Thanks Valerie for sending out the update. I just got home and what do you know the first thing I do get on here. This time the pain is far worse than the others. The drugs sure don't last as long as I wish. They took my entire SA Node and as Valerie said my pulse is now set to a normal speed at 70 entering into surgery it was sitting at 130 he said it didn't take much work figuring out things.
I probably won't be on for a couple days because i'm lazy and just wanna sleep. Please know tha...
Well, no idea yet what's happening. Had lung scan, nothing. Ultrasounds of both legs and my arm show nothing. No clot evidence, at least not yet.
Yet, my left arm (the pacer side) continues to swelling in other places and the pain is just as unrelenting. When I was at the hosp the other day for my ultrasounds, I stopped in to visit the pacer people and showed them my arm. One of the nurses looked at both arms, felt them both and could tell a noticeable differen...
Hello to all!
My name is Jenny and I am 26 years old. I have been a member for about 4 years, but it has been a least a year or two since I last logged on. I thought I would see what was new with everyone and read up on some of the posts.
I had a dual chamber pacemaker implanted in 2002. I have had problems with 2nd degree heart block, tachycardia, bradycardia, PAC's, PVC's, and minor atrial fib. since I was about 14 years old. In 2002, I had an EP study done and had a...
"Heartland" (t.v. series): Two thumbs down. Dont bother watching it. lol
Hi Dan my name is Ashley Amaro I just turned 18 on june 18,2007 anyways I just read your story on pacemaker club and you said do you know anything about pacemakers will iIdo I had mine inplanted on December 19,2001 scince then I got to do everything from fishing to rock climbing to playing basketball to hannging out with my familay and friends so lets keep in tauch and if you have a questions on coucers just give me e-mail at email@example.com.
Hi again. My 2nd posting. I'm having an ICD put in on 4th July 2007, a week later than the original date of 27th June. (Happy Independence to America).
Can anyone answer these?
1. What is a basic explanation of how the ICD works when the heart rate is too fast?
2. Does the ICD shock you according to what it detects - or is that preset by your doctor?
3. Are there any activities that can set off a shock that are unrelated to problems with the heart?...
Since we found out that using a bodyfat tester was not recommended for ICD patients I was wondering if the same applies to touch-screen monitors. I know that they use some kind of electric current to calculate where your finger is pressing on the screen. With things like the iPhone coming out and other entertainment devices like touch-screen games you see at bars etc. I wonder if there is a risk of unnecessary shock from using touch screens. Hmmmm....
This post has nothing to do with pacemakers, it's all for fun.
Over the course of his career, Stephen King has provided plenty of material for Hollywood to work with. Can you unscramble his other page-to-screen titles?
ETH REGNE LEMI
~ Dominique ~
I am only one month post-op with my PM, but am looking forward to going to the pool soon. Do any ladies have ideas of a suit style that will hide my scar (I read that sun exposure will cause darkening), and cover my "bump"? There has to be others who have had to figure this out among you all. Thanks
Hi pacer world,
I'm sure you all remember Tammy (member name: tcrabtree85). Well, I just got an update from her and she made it through her ablation and she is feeling well (she just sounds a bit tired, but that's expected). Her ablation lasted 3 hours, which she said is the shortest one she's had. Her pulse is now 70! (vs. 100 or so before the ablation).
She is just waiting to get the okay to move around, and she should be discharged tomorrow afternoon. Why they are unleashing this...
The weather has not been the best here in Alberta, Canada and lately we have been getting our fair share of rain, thunder and lightening. My question is, does anyone have concerns about being out when lightening is happening - we are probably be more succeptable in being hit then someone without a pm. Within the last week, several people have been hit by lightening here in Alberta.
has anyone read this book? I'm curious if it's worth $50
Canadian hospitals participate in first-ever clinical trial to evaluate new pacemaker system designed for use in MRI machines
Monday June 18
Unique pacemaker and lead features could enable hundreds of thousands of people worldwide to get MRI scans even with an implanted cardiac device.
Physicians at Royal Jubilee Hospital in Victoria, B.C., Foothills HSC in Calgary, AB, Hôpital Laval in Québec, Montreal Heart Institute, Québec, and the London HSC in Ontario are partici...
Hello My Friends - I am back and so happy to be reading and sending messages. Other than a great big "OWIE" I am doing great. Thank you all for your prayers and good thoughts on my behalf. It is appreciated more than I can ever tell you. And, our little Valerie surely made everything so much better from the moment I saw her. What a lovely, sweet young lady. Her parents have done a fine job raising her; I wish more parents raised children like Val! I love you all for your caring and kindne...
Some cardiac-device recipients don't want to give up sports, so a medical registry tracks how they're doing.
BY CHRISTOPHER SNOWBECK PIONEER PRESS
For heart patients who have defibrillators implanted in their chests, the conventional wisdom when it comes to competitive sports is simple: Stick to golf. Or bowling.
Doctors worry that rigorous athletic activity could stress a patient's heart and prompt either an appropriate or inappropriate shoc...
Good morning to All,
Well a year is almost passed that pacemaker was implanted and Thankful for new lease on life. Still have some issue that need answering but have not found them yet!! so here it goes to all of you any suggestion /comments ? Is this the way it will always be????
1) Still the numbness continue on the letf side and yes the arm too always seems asleep Why?
2) When I bend over to tie shoes are scrub floors the chest feels so very heavy Why?
3) Sometimes I...
Just here to introduce myself...and I must say, I'm quite thankful that a club like this exists! So far, the information that I've learned has been extremely helpful, especially in calming my nerves.
Please, drop me a line...would adore meeting you!
happy father's day to all the father's out there. our sight is made up of young old men women and there are many father's who to-day are honoured for being there. as for my own father he was great. life was different then and the expectations were different. all i can say is he took little for himself and saw that all five of us were educated and could fend for ourselves. he stayed when many would not have. he didn't have a father long himself so he had no one to identify with. so my advice is l...
hi have anyone with a icd had problens with reciveing dissability