Most Recent Messages in Surgery & Recovery
thanks for having me.
i am curious to know what others felt after the surgery.
im feeling i have a sort of a cold like tickle behind my breast bone that makes me cough and now its kind of sore from the coughing i think. i just got my pacemaker installed on the january 17th. a boston scientifc model.
is this just my body geting used to the wires?
im a paranoid of sorts.
any input is appreciated
Hello everyone....I was wondering if anyone had use Mederma Scar Cream on their pm scar. I wanted to try and use it to lighten up my scar because it is really red and it stands out alot.
Are lead extractions done under general anesthesia, or can they be done without being put to sleep?
I'm happy to report that my auntie went through a quadruple bypass surgery yesterday and the latest report is telling that she's coming alone just fine. I'm excited and still a bit nervous about the whole thing. I'm sure she's going to be okay. I'm hoping she'll be able to come over and have a nice tilapia and penne pasta dinner, prepared of course by muwha. Please keep her in your thoughts and prayers. Special thanks to Ela-girl, Smitty, Jessie and Carol for your testimonies. God...
Hi all. I'm going tomorrow to get my first bi-ventricular pacemaker. I've had open heart surgery before, so I guess this should be a piece of cake (tell that to my nerves!). I really love this website and have gotten a lot of good information from your posts (thanks for asking the sex question - I was dreading asking my dr about that in front of my parents). :-)
I'm having the device put in under the muscle. For those of you who have done that - how noticeable is it going to be?...
Just wanted to let you all know im doing better! I actually went to the ER the other day because of the pain ( i had a doc apt. on monday but couldnt wait) The ER doc told me that I had some kind of build up. He said that it looked as if I had a cold when they went in to put the pacemaker in and that was the build up! I have no clue!! lol Thats just what he said. But my pain on the right side and my neck are getting alot better!! I feel so much better its not funny! My heart rate is still a lil...
so I go in the morning for my second PM. They don't know if I need new wires or not yet... One of the leads attached itself to the aorta and caused a paricardialo effusion that had over 2.5 liters, has anyone else ever had anyone like this before??? Have you gotten a second one? How did it go? I'm kind of nervous. It's going to be at 6:30am and I've never talked to anyone else with these circumstances... I'm tired of hearing that I'm in everyone's prayers and thoughts... It's sweet, but gets old...
Hi everyone, I am new to the site I found it looking up pain after pm surgery. I had a replacement on Jan. 3, 08 not wires just pm everything looks fine with the incision but the last 3 days I have been getting this pain in that general area and in my breast area in the same location. Now this pain goes from being faint to like a sharp pain it is very uncomfortable and I wasn't sure if I should be concerned. Has anyone else had this happen to them? Thanks, Roxanne
Well thanks to everyone who has been asking about me! Im doing ALOT better! I have pain, more then I thought I would but I called the doc and I have an apt. on Monday. He thinks I may have some kind of infection. I have been having alot of pain in my right chest and neck. (pm is on left) I thought maybe it was from the av node ablation but he said it shouldnt be.
I know I have told you guys thanks a million times but really you have helped more then you know. I wasnt in shock about a...
I am having a my pacemaker changed next week and I was wondering how long I need to wait before I can use a hot tub. I planned a surprise vacation for my husband, and I paid more for a room with a balcolny and hot tub. I hope I didn't waste my money. Does anyone remember what their Dr's reccomendations were?
Thanks for you help!
Well I finally got my pm yesterday!!! Im so glad its over. I dont really feel up to typing a long post so I just wanted to let you know I was okay and I will get back with everyone later. I am in alot more pain then I thought I would be but I had the av node ablation. Which prolly wouldnt be so bad. One the other hand im "blessed" up top so it pulls on the site!!! Thanks to everyone who has been there for me!! It means more then you will ever know!
I'm getting my second pacemaker in a week. My doctors told me the battery is so low that they can't even run more tests on it because it would take too much voltage. For the past few weeks I've felt tired and lightheaded all of the time. I'm only 21 and that isn't normally the case. Could this have anything to do with the PM? How did y'all feel right before you needed a new one? Any thoughts would be great. Thanks!
I am 7 months post-op and doing fine but for my incision still itches. Not constantly, but frequent enough to be bothersome. I've used the major scar creams and oils to help relieve the irritation, but they haven't helped. Have any of you been bothered with problem? Any home remedies out there that you've tried?
Thanks and best wishes for a healthy and happy New Year. Patsy
So Im 28. Just had a baby 6 weeks ago, just had a pm implanted 12-17-07. My OB will be releasing me to have sex tomorow, I really dont feel like calling my EP and asking if its safe to have sex. So let me have it. How long did you all wait? How should I limit myself?
Hello my name is Doreen and I had surgery for a valve replacement on Sept 11 th and then I had to have a pacemaker put in a week later after the surgery . Has anyone had this happen to them ?? After the surgery and the heart rate was very low they told my family that I may need a pacemaker if my rate does not go up . So after a week they implanted it , I wasn't very happy having to go back in the operating room again to say the least , but I have not felt good , I thought after the surgery I...
I am new to the site - what a great resource! I just had my old pacemaker (implanted March 1st, 2007) removed and replaced with a new device in a new position. Since I am on Coumadin, and had to switch to Lovenox for the surgery, I developed a hemotoma at the surgical site, about the size of a half lemon. I was in the hospital a week instead of overnight, and iced the site 24/7 for that week. I have now received advice to begin hot compresses for 20 minutes 3 or 4 times a day...
HI Im 28 and just had my pacer installed 12-17-07. Merry Christmas to me =) IST for 3 years then all of a sudden Brady with a missing P wave so they slapped one in. No other heart issues or conditions that run in the family. I wasnt born with any defect and I dont have any heart disease or structural issues. I have two kids at home. A 2 year old and a 4 week old. I have been told I cant pick my 4 week old up or even support her wieght for at least 4 weeks. How restrictive do I really have to be?...
I was just wondering how easy it was to pull a lead. I was about a week and a half after surgery and i tripped over the dog. I was wondering if it was possible that I pulled a lead out. I got back for a check up but im worried what the dr is going to say.........Any one got anytips?
Hi all, Monday I had my PM changed for a new one, with one new lead also being added (the lower chamber lead) The old lead was left in situ as the Doc said because it had been there for 11 years the risk of damage to the heart was to great it was best to leave it.
Whilst the Operation wasn't the nicest of experiences ( the sedative given via the drip didn't seem to have any effect at all ) Any pain or discomfort felt was bearable. Since having it done I feel 100% better, in fact the moment...
Well, the deed has been done. I got home about 4 hours ago, and am now the proud owner of a St Jude Medical 5826 PM, with an IsoFlex S 1645K Atrial lead and a St Jude 1688TC ventricular lead. I have no idea what any of the numbers etc actually mean, but apart from a very achey left arm, I feel great - Yey!!!
Valerie, can I add my new arrival to the PM birthday please? He/she hasn't got a name yet, but as he/she was 'born' today it makes them a 'Sagittauirus' ;...