Most Recent Messages in Surgery & Recovery

Mr

Hi everyone my first posting and just interested to know our my present symptoms common.

Had dual Pacemaker fitted 2 Weeks ago and guess I"m a little ffrustrated I still suffer fatigue and bouts of a kind of Lightheadedness.

My Blood Pressure has always been Spot on and my Fatiue only set in after I fainted at Work on the 20th December.

For the following 8 Weeks I could hardly function correctly due to Fatigue and the more Sle...

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When will I consistently feel well again

Hello Everyone . I just got a dual chamber St Jude PM implanted last Tuesday. So I'm a week in and how I feel is not consistent at all. I'm still in a sling , and that might be affecting the quality of sleep. But when I wake up most days I feel really really good. But a few hours into my day and symptoms sometimes reappear leaving me feeling dizzy, flush, and short of breath . Yesterday , was the worst day I've had. Woke up feeling great had some incision pain and a headache so I...

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Recovery time

Hi,'can anyone tell me what the recovery time is from Bracardia after PM implant?  I lived, at least the past few years in the low 30's while I slept.  Brain fog no energy sleep 14 hours a day.  Ok two weeks ago I got the implant.  I feel much more clear when I awake but will I ever get my strength and motivation back?  So tired all the time?  

 

 

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I need a pacemaker fitted

Hi, I’m new to this. I’m 62yrs old, in the UK (currently in lockdown). I have always kept myself reasonably fit and healthy (sport, running, cycling, swimming, hiking etc), but have felt progressively unwell over the last 2yrs, and am now getting regular episodes of nearly passing out, being drained of all energy & aware of my heart not coping. I also have chronic asthma. I’m under a cardiologist who has found my heart rate to be slow (bradycardia) and occasionally...

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new pacemaker

Hi, I just had a pacemaker installed yesterday. Its very painful and swollen, is that normal?

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Sharp jabs

Hi, I had a pacemaker put in on 3 April - not too bad, sore neck muscles in particular and my arm but site was good.  All OK so far - but the last couple of days I've had a couple of sharp jabs down my left side - kind of electricial/nerve type jabs - and in the early hours of this morning, it woke me - and hasn't eased, I can feel sharp jabs in waves just left of my navel and that goes up to mid-chest - making me feel quite worried.  Any ideas or suggestions?

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Still feeling dizzy

Hey guys, I'm 21 years old and just over a month ago I was diagnozed with Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome with symptoms of dizzyness or foggy mind as they call it. I had an ablation 4 weeks ago but had a complication which put me into complete heart block for just over 2 weeks during which my dizziness became much worse and I felt extremely tired.

5 days ago I had a His pacemaker implanted and my heart rythm seems to be normal but I still feel a bit dizzy like I did before the ablati...

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Pacemaker put in 2 weeks ago

First message for me

I had a pacemaker implanted 2 weeks ago only using a local no Anesthesia 

Im getting a little stronger every day but still feel fatigued. Doctor wanted me to take 5 weeks off 

work before going back. I'm 72. Hope I start getting my energy back 

My heart had paused for 13 seconds which was recorded on the heart monitor I was wearing thats why they did the pacemaker 

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pacemaker for sss

I am 4 1/2 weeks post op.  I have started back to yoga and pilates, can anyone tell me if it's too soon to start doing planks and slowly lifting my arm over my head?

I have been a triathlete for overe 30 years and came into the surgery very fit. I am a woman of 67 years old.

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Nervous about PM implant

Hi everyone. I am super nervous about getting my pacemaker for the 1st time on Thursday. I am only 41 years old but have passed out twice with serious injuries including breaking my neck. I am an active runner hiker and love to travel. I also love playing sports with my kids. Would like to know how the surgery to implant the pacemaker is. Are you completely awake or really drowsy? Also any young people like myself on this form?  Thanks everyone hoping to get support on this website thank...

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Leads

I had a pacemaker implant on January 21, 2020.  I am able to feel the leads under my skin, the surgical area, is this normal or should I be concerned.  The area is still tender and is this normal

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PACEMAKER REMOVAL

Hi There,

I had a pacemaker inserted 2.5 years ago (36 years old). It now appears that I no longer need it (I had an electrical issue related to damage to my vagus nerve which has now repaired itself) and am looking to have it removed. Has anyone recently had theirs removed? Or done so in the past? Are there risks if I just leave the wires in and have the unit removed? Does anyone know the process of removing leads if they are screws or have tines on them? I have two young kids and I am...

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Surgery on Thursday for a pacemaker

This is all new and a bit unexpected to me, but long story short, I'm having surgery in a week.  I have to travel to Seattle for this surgery.  Is getting dressed after surgery and the week following?  I imagine pulling on pants or having a pull over head shirt will be difficult.  So, I guess I'm just wondering what you all did that first week.  I have got a lot to learn about all this and appreciate this club!  Thanks!

Jana

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ablation

as stated in a previous post, i have an ablation coming up in the near future. Currently i can't do much, any time i exercise or even make fast movements and exert myself my heart starts to go crazy and i have arrhythmias, this is due to my heart condition and i also believe the medication i am currently on. basically, my question is, how much will an ablation actually help? will i be able to go back to "normal" things or not? what's your guys experiences with this

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Ablation

what's an ablation like? gotta have one soon due to recent VT attack, doc said it should reduce the risk of it happening again. Was just wondering what it was like? pain? recovery? etc. Thanks 

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Magnetic field

I am having my pacemaker surgery next week. 
am a little or a lot afraid of the unknown. 
Magnetic field is on my mind a lot. 
should I be afraid or not??

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Newbie with a question

Hello All:

I recieved my ICD on March 13th after a diagnosis of complete heart block.  For some reason I needed to visit the Cath Lab again on the morning of the 14th to reattach one of the leads that had come off during the night. I was wearing a sling so I don't think it was something I did, but who knows.

I recieved a lot of information at the hospital, most of it direct and clear, but the subject of how long to avoid raising my left arm over my head was ambiguous, wit...

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Getting Defibrillator on Friday

I'm 52/F who had a LAD Heart attack (aka Widowmaker) Jun, 2019. At the time my ejection fraction was 10-15%. After hard work, eating better and losing lots of weight, it went to 35-40%. Last week, echo revealed that it is now 20-25% so I was referred to an Electrophysiologist. My appointment was earlier today and they scheduled the procedure for this Friday. 
 

I was definitely scared out of my mind but I wanted to thank everyone posting for sharing your sto...

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Pacemaker implant one week ago

Hi,

I had a pacemaker implant one week ago. Occasionally I get a burning sensation in the middle of my chest that sort of feels like a "Hotwire". Anyone else experienced this or can you tell me if this is normal one week after surgery? I have not had my pacemaker checked yet I have to wait another week for that . Thank you for any insight you can provide. 

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Replacement

I just received a message that it's time to replace my pacemaker. Approximately how long will it be before my surgery?

please share how long you may have waited 

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