Most Recent Messages in Surgery & Recovery

Arm Pain

Hello members. Had pacemaker implanted June 22. Wondering how long it usually takes to have complete use of arm on implant side and be pain free. I still experience pain when raising arm above shoulder.

Thank you

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Incision

I had pacemaker surgery 3 1/2 weeks ago & I was stitched inside then steri strips & glue on the outside, they just came off, on one side it looks like it is way too open, the rest still has glue, should I put antiseptic on & keep it covered, since it's Saturday & I can't reach the Dr until Monday.

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Diet

My husband recently has had a CRT-D implanted 2 days ago. He is aged 38 and is a bit of a foodie. Just wanted to ask about the dietary restrictions/requirements post the device implantation. Thanks! 

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After effects of pacemaker procedure

I have found that I am more breathless now,even walking short distance on level ground since pacemaker,cardiolgists cant find reason for this,has anyone else had this problem

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When Do I feel Better?

I've always had a slow heart beat.  It was in the mid-40's and then as I got older it started to slip into the 30's.  That's when they convinced me to go with a pace maker, even though I didn't feel bad or exhibit symptoms.  The device was impalnted Friday (4 days ago), and I feel worse now than before the surgery.  It's hard to describe the feeling, but I just don't feel right.  At times I feel great and then I feel sluggish as if I&#...

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Bruising / shortness of breath

Hello,

Very new to all of this just had surgery on the 21st.  Biotronik put in and I am type 2 diabetic.  I have really bad bruising on underside of left arm and left side is this normal?  I also get short of breath when I go from room to room.  Am I expecting to much to soon?  I am 85.

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Sub pectoral fitting

Hi 

My first post

I am having a dual chamber pacemaker fitted on the 10th to correct night time bradycardia. Am thinking of asking for it to be fitted sub pectorally as am quite active. Any thoughts on the benefits or downsides of this?
 

 

 

 

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wound

on average how long does it take for wound to heal. I'm 3 wks post surgery and strips remain 

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SOB

Hi, 

My pace maker was placed 2 weeks ago and I am feeling light headed when bending over and recently some SOB. EP turned on the automactic reposne that adjust to my hert rate does anyone experience this?
Belinda 

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New Pacemaker

Hi,

I'm very new to all this having had a pacemaker fitted yesterday.

Recovery is going ok I think, it's a reactive one so should only be active when my heartbeat drops below a certain level. While relaxing tonight I'm getting sensations of what feels like one large palpitation every now and again.

Has anyone else had this? Feels very odd and unsettling! Is this a normal feeling to have while things are new and settling down?

James

 

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wound

Going on 3rd week and somewhat slower than expected . Bruising was extensive and slow to heal. Am wondering how long before strips begin to fall off. Mine don't seem to want to. Been following the rule faithfully .7-8 showers in full mode. Nurse ws going to send something to get them started. Anyone use something . Thanks

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When can i ride my bike?

Hi everyone, i did try to do a search in the forums for an answer but i did not find anything specific or i dont know how to properly search. lol... anyway... had my PM installed on July 2, today is the 25th so just over 3 weeks ago. I have a dual chamber Medtronic something or other for bradycaria... i feel my healing process is going well, i still have a noticable lump where i was glued back up and it feels like dead skin, i am thinking this will go away with time so not too worried about t...

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Pics are amazing

Guys you are great! Looking good in surgery pics.

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Thanks for comment

Tracey

Thank you so much for info. The more I know the better I feel about what to expect and being prepared.

Best wishes

Izzy

PS Where do you find gallery pics?

 

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Sometimes I post daft messages

Gemita

Thank you for your kindness and patience. I really appreciate the help you have given in answering my more serious posts. The last post didn't quite come out right. It seemed trivial for me to be asking about what you can and can't  wear when my other posts were very serious so I was trying to make a joke of it.!

I had read that you have to be careful with straps and pressure on the site, so didn't know what type of bra is best. Also I had read about one ma...

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Hi I'm back for more

This is a great site. I am so grateful for the comments as I had no idea how to get info before from people with first hand experience. I have now been told I have AV type 2, stage 2 block, if that helps. (Sounds like an exam cert!). I haven't any symptoms. I had my pulse taken for something else and was found to have a slow heart rate and eventually had an appointment for an ECG. I don't think they expected to find anything. Obviously, I am one of the lucky ones. I just wish I could...

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Thanks guys

Your comments today have been really helpful and cheered me up. Now I feel apprehensive  rather than terrified!

Bye for now

All the best

Izzy

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So what does it look like?!!!

Hi fellow club members

Would anyone like to tell me how large the scars are and if you get another one when the batteries are replaced?

Thanks in anticipation.

All  good wishes

Izzy

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Thank you

Hi

Not sure how you reply to individual comments. Do you message direct?

I really  appreciate you taking the trouble to reply. It's so good to know there are people out there who understand.

Very best wishes

Izzy

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Should I get a pacemaker?

Hi

I am a new user in the UK and this is my first post.

I have been advised to have a PM fitted due to AV stage 2. At present I don't  have any symptoms. I Zumba dance, do the garden and pretend to go to the gym.

Having found this problem they have advised me to have the PM as a preventative measure. Obviously, if I had symptoms I would be really grateful. 

I would prefer to carry on as I am. Does level 2 always progress to stage 3?

I am worried tha...

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You know you're wired when...

You play MP3 files on your pacer.

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My pacemaker was installed in 1998 and I have not felt better. The mental part is the toughest.