Most Recent Messages in General Posting

Looking for pacemaker clinc?

I am looking for a place in Canada (or New England) where I can inquire about getting a pacemaker.

Can anybody help me?

Thanks very much

setch

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You cant BEAT this deal....

I cold suggest a good place to get your next pacemaker. They are offering a lifetime warranty with each new pacemaker....

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pericarditis

I have been trying to respond for a week or more, and have been unable to get my responses posted. To the person with the reoccurring pericardial effusions-me too! And as for posting being important, I could not agree more-respond nicely, without judgement. Happy Easter-Happy Birthday-Happy posting!

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REMEMBER THIS DAY

We stand underneath the same winds and skies that our God has given unto the first man. The very waters that man has been given is still here today. The sun that God has commanded to be will not fail to give us it's shining light. The seasons that never fall out of order continue to show us that God's word is still being obeyed. The stars will stand in their places to guide us in the night. What would we do if God's word were not real. How could we control the wind? How could we chang...

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DR. never mentioned medication

I am awaiting a pacemaker. While waiting, I read on this site that there are medications, also. My Dr. never even mentioned that there was any at all. Is it common to at least TRY medications before having the surgery for implant of the pacemaker? Should I get another Dr's. opinion first? My Dr. is unavailable for a month, so I can not ask him why he never mentioned medication. Or, is the medication not generally used except for special cases?

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[singing] "celebration time; come on" lol.

Great, now I have that song in my head!
Anyway.....
Happy 180th Birthday TRISH!! Hehehehe, just kidding.
Well, your birthday starts in 2 and a half hours (midnight).
So, you were an Easter baby! That’s cool. I hope they didn’t mistake you as a chocolate bunny and bite off your ears, lol!
Well, now that you think I’m psycho, I think I’ll stop typing, lol!
I hope you have a wonderful birthday and that you get everything you wished for.

~*~Trish: April 8,...

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THANK YOU ALL

I made my first post yesterday "TOLD I NEED A PACEMAKER"...

I just wanted to say a big thank you to all that responded. This is an amazing site and I feel better than I did yesterday. I believe that reality of me getting a pacemaker is going to me soon or in the near future but I am still going for other opinions since I believe I have the time to do that.

I have decided to venture to the top rate cardiac hospital in the country..The Cleveland clinic. I will keep you all po...

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Thanks!

I wanted to thank you all for the encouragement. I have been starting to do a little more now and that is nice. My left hand still has been going numb and I continue to have the spasms but they aren't as bad as they were or i'm starting to just get more use to it. I scheduled an early apt. for next week because I still have been getting dizzy some. My surgeon told me that I still most likely will have the neurally mediated syncope but I was overall hoping I wouldn't. I was also wondering if an...

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chat

Hello all,
I have never found anyone at the chat site. Does anyone use it? Am I in a different time zone than those listed?
Rusty

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Bi-Ventricular Pacemakers

I just got a Bi-V pm a month ago. Any information on them would be great. Lots of postings on the standard pm from what I can tell. Forgive the ignorance, but what is a dual chamber pm? A little info on pm terms would be great. Thank you

AMY

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starting to see a lites at the tunnel

For the ones of you, that has flowwed up with me on my heart condition and problems with no medical care in cardiology has really been a rough road.

Well, the area I live in In Alaska, got a Guardian Angel, He is a Cardiologist from Idaho....He start seeing patients by referrals this week.

My internist actually set it up for me to see him and I so far now don't have to go to Seattle Washignton a 5 hour flight to get care........

First off, this Cardiologist is...

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calling all nurses

Hi~ I am an RN and am retuning back to work and ak wondering if anyone knows of any problems with having a PM and working in the OR? I saw that Lenora is logged on and I know from readingyour posts you are a nurse..I'm wondering about cautery, laser, etc..I love working in the OR but want to make sure I can do it safely. Thanks!!

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For Parents of kids with Congenital Heart Block

Please join us if your child has congenital heart block and/or neonatal lupus.

http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/heartblockkids/

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New Member Needs Help


I had a dual-chamber Medtronics pacemaker implanted in November '06 after a symptomatic ER admission to a major Heartland hospital and a subsequent diagnosis of sick sinus syndrome. This "Adapta" pacemaker was reimplanted in the other side of my chest later that month following the onset of unusual, new symptoms which arose at home one week after the initial surgery. These symptoms included significant left jugular vein distension; frequent belching and hiccuping especially when the disten...

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To all pacers living in.........

Edmonton, Alberta - Canada.....

Drop a line.....and lets start figuring something out where we can all meet.

Suzzy

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We got our dog!

Hi Everyone - For those of you who were on this site a month ago you know our little 10 y/o poodle, Charlie, died March 2 from a heart attack. All you dog lovers know exactly what my husband and I went through. My kids and grandkids, too. Well, Sunday, April 1 we adopted a little 2.5 y/o blond-colored, male miniature poodle. I started looking online just a couple of days after we lost our Charlie. We knew we wanted a rescued poodle if we could possibly find one locally. We named him, Shugg...

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circulation

Has anyone ever experienced a change of skin color in their arm from the pacemaker. I have noticed quite often my left arm and hand are visibly darker in color than my right arm.

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Help me Sleep!

Helo all: Colleen here, I have posted this before but nobody let me know what they thought. I have a big problemsince I got my ICD in 2005. I cant sleep. I have been taking Gravol every night since and I have to admit that I am addicted to them. It seems to be the only thing tht helps me fall asleep. I have tried everything from sleep aids to warm milk to relaxation periods to herbal remedies. I am so scared that I am addicted that I tried for two nights of not taking the gravol, but slept maybe...

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My Mother-in-law

My mother-in-law has a pace/defib since 2005, she is in her late 70's and her health is failing. It is like her body is dying but her heart is still strong! Is the pac/defib designed to keep her heart beating even if the rest of her body is withering away?

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Looking for.........

a support group for members to actually meet in Edmonton, Alberta.

Take care all & keep smiling

Suzzy123

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You know you're wired when...

Your license plate reads “Pacer4Life”.

Member Quotes

I finished 29th in London in 2 hours 20 minutes 30 seconds which is my fastest with or without a device so clearly it didn’t slow me down ! I had no problems apart from some slight chaffing on my scar - more Vaseline next time.