Most Recent Messages in Coping
I am executor for an 89 year old female who has a 6 year old pacemaker shortly due to be replaced.
Yesterday she commented that she thought she would not have it replaced and what did I think. Of course, I told her I wasn't able to give advice on such an action but now I want to find out the ramifications of what might happen if she does refuse a replacement.
Would she just fade away or would she get horrific complications? I am sure I can guide her through this as she has a l...
Hi Allan (41)
from Edinburgh Scotland here.
been having really heavy thoughts lately.I know it is vital to everybody in this club to encourage each other and i have felt helped by what i have read.I just feel sad that I am coming to the end of my hearts natural existence before pace maker implantation next wedensday.It makes me wonder if i will ever feel natural again.Can you truly ever forget about your pace makers presence?.
I dont think anyone can truly get there...
My name is Brendaa and I am 40 years old. I had a pacemaker put in 8 weeks ago and am still in shock. My severe bradycardia and fibrosis came out of nowhere and I am having a hard time accepting my limitations. Because of my age, I was given a PM with a large battery and I am constanly experiencing discomfort. I spend most of my days crying and cannot find a support group in my area. I feel very much alone.
allan(41) from edinburgh here.
I would just like to thank all the kind people who responded to my very first letter a few days ago.I am about to be fitted with my first pace maker in under two weeks and just being able to know you are not alone and can talk to people who really understand is brilliant.
I understand so much more about the procedure and what to expect and i would be a liar if i said I wasnt scared but I am armed with a lot more knowledge wh...
Hi again - I'm the new battery-operated trumpet player in the group. You might get tired of hearing from me. My wife picks at me and says I've been jabbering like a magpie since I can talk without gasping for air following the pacemaker implant less than a week ago.
I work as a senior public relations advisor for the Army. It's a stressful job normally, but with the Army conducting operations in an unpopular war, it's really been tough. The workload and expectations can be unrea...
My father Kenneth was admitted to A&E early June and fitted with a pacemaker. At the end of July was admitted into hospital again and diagnosed with a extensive left temporel inhomogeneous - high grade glioma cancer in the brain.
At first we were all shocked but agreed to be a very happy family to spend as much time together and to find as many alternative therapies. ie Essiac Tea, Coral Calcium C10 and Oxy-Element. I have started praying and have been trying to faith heal, which s...
Hi, I think this site is great, I often come on here to read your stories when I need a boost or to know I'm not alone.
I had my pacemaker fitted when I was 22 in 2004, I am now 26. I sometimes feel a bit alone as my husband has never been able to fully understand how it effects me. He didn't come to the hospital when I went into have the operation (we weren't married or living together then, but had been dating for 6 years) and he's never really been able to talk about it with me. He says...
Hi, I had my pacemaker put in 2 years ago this month and was so scared I didn't know what to do. I posted a few messages and eventually started feeling better. I had passed out once in the back yard and just thought I was over doing. Then a week later passed out at work and then 5 times before the ambulance took me away and they put a pacemaker in right away. I'm 100% dependant and have had some anxiety attacks. One thing that does bother it is big powerful speakers. I went to a work party...
hi everyone who was so kind to me. john is good now. he spent 4 days in icu but it was because his b.p. was very low and they had to give him drugs to raise it. then they had to slowly wean him off. he is discharged in the a.m. he is doing well. meanwhile i woke up sunday a.m. and every muscle ached and i could barely walk. i had a fever and so i went to e.r. they found out i had 2 infections so put me on antibiotics. our daughter is flying here to care for us.for a week, i think it will be bett...
Okay fellow club members,
I need more help here... I have posted a few things I have been feelinf since my PM install. I now know there are two issues:
1) My lower lead likely has to be repositioned because it's stimulating a nerve. So, I'm getting that dealt with, no problem.
2) Some of my throat/squeezing sensations are likely caused by PVCs
SO MY QUESTION(S)
- Can any of you who suffer from being able to feel your PVCs or PVBs tell me what it feels like (throat, sque...
Hi everyone - I am a 51 year old (was active) female who enjoyed riding and showing her horses....I had my PM on 09/10/07 came home two days later - ended up at ER last evening, because I was having some heart palpatations which scared me. Now, am I just over-reacting, wishing for results to soon or what. I have totally lost my appitite, I'm weak, can't seem to sleep well (anticipating things), and my wonderful husband is so exhausted over me. Are these feelings norm! The cardiologist want...
I had my first icd implanted in 2001...no problems, then the battery went dead, had a new one implanted in Aug 2005. I have cardiomyophy, enlarged heart, very enlarged, I'm told, was dignosed in 1992, told I had about 1 year to live...well, here it is almost 15 yrs later, still here. I was cutting the grass yesterday and knew I was overdoing it, but just had one more cut to make...well, I made it and was shocked the first time, I headed for the front door, and was shocked again be...
I just wanted to pass on the latest. My dad is doing well after surgery. My mom is staying at a hotel close by and does not have access to a computer. The surgery went well, he is a bit restless but over all is doing well. The nurse said the vent should be taken out sometime in the next few hours. His BP and pulse rate are good. Thank you for all your prayers and good wishes. And Dominique I know my mom would be chatting with you right now but can't so I will just...
I was looking at Christine's message again. I responded in hopes that we can have a better world for our children and I do think that is vitally important. But I also want to say with her, remember the hero's and they are angels that helped, sometimes lost their lives and their families. May God Bless.
My mom is an amazing person. Tomorrow my dad is going in for by-pass. She is strong, as she always has been and I know she will get through it. I just want to acknowledge all the prayers and good thoughts sent to her. She has been through so much this year with her pm. She is strong, great and the best. I know all of our thoughts are with my dad.
I just had a pacemaker implanted 3 days ago. I had an ablation for SVT 7 years ago and in the process the doctor damaged my
AV node causing me to have 1st degree and 2nd degree heart block at times. Wednesday I passed out leading me to my pacemaker.
I'm glad I found this site to talk to others who have a pacemaker like me because most don't understand the fears and thoughts that go through our minds.
Look forward to talking with you.
Hello again, well its been a week since i had my icd installed and iam doing fine pain is gone no shocks going monday to remove stitches and back to life , amyone need any hael or questions just ask ill help all i can....
Hi everyone. im from the uk i am 42 and i have just had my first pacemaker fitted which came as quite a shock to me as i had been feeling tired had all my bloods tested and they were fine, it was only by chance that i had to have a laporoscopy that they did a pre med ecg where they found i had a ectopic heartbeat within a month i was fitted with my pacemaker on the whole i feel 100% better. but when the surgeon stiched me back up he overflaped my skin and when they took the stiches out the woun...
I really hope you have a very happy birthday.
what can I say
hope you don't have to answer
to many woe's for help on the pacemaker site today.
Thanks for all of your help
Debbie, Edith, Kenneth and Julie
Had my PM installed in May. This has happened to me about 5 times since. I get a quick sharp pain in my chest (like one quick heart beat) and break out in a cold sweat.
Went EMERG the first time it happened and had blood work and ECG. All looked to be "normal", but this can't be normal... can it?