Most Recent Messages in Coping

1st timer

where do start, i know i know other people have a pm younger than me, but i cant get my head around what happened. i led a physical life since the age of 18, i was a paratrooper in the U.S. Army, worked construction for 40 years, even worked 3 to 4 days at week at a golf course when i retired. heart rate was 48 up and down 36 back to 44 etc. finally heart stopped REALLY, got me going and placed a temp pm until following day when i receieved my little friend for life. there was no heart i...

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Day 6...

Well I had my pacemaker installed last Wednesday at age 52.  I have been doing well with things for the most part.  The hardest part for me is dealing with these restrictions.  I am trying my hardest not to mess up because the last thing I want to do is have to go back in under the knife again.  Last night was the moment that scared me the most.  I woke up in the middle of the night finding myself laying on my left side with my left arm stretched out toward the headbo...

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re-pacemaker after surguer

had procedure done one month ago still feeling not great with a stomach problem feeling  upsetsmall cuo of ginger ale and it settles down how long should this last doctorsays all looks well and lungs and heart sound fine says maybe it is i am de-hydrated drinking much more wate rso far not really helping but will see because this is an awfull side effect since procedure  thanks fo r all of nice folks on this site i can reach out to    robert   arizona

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Needed help sleeping the first few weeks

So I'm 3 months post op and I was just remembering that on the first weeks after the surgery I had to put some show on netflix so I could go to sleep. To give a little background, I've never been someone to need a nightlight or sounds to fall asleep, but if I'm sleeping with someone and they wanna watch tv while I sleep I've never had an issue with it, even though I'm a relatively light sleeper. Also for the surgery I was extremely calm, despite everyone around me bei...

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ejection fraction

My latest news is a well connected and working CRT device BUT poor jection fraction still 25-30%...how should I interpret this..any views appreciated..?

 

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Not sitting up right causing chest pain?

Hi All, I got my new CRT in December and a new job that unfortunately puts me sitting behind a desk (it doesn’t stand). 

I haven’t had the best posture and have caught myself hunching over like Smeegal over the last couple days/weeks and have had chest pain as a result.

My night monitor says all is ok, no alarms on the doctors side at all and according to them all is good.

The pain is like a big discomfort, slightly sore, stiff around the heart and upper lef...

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New Adventure

Hello all, I think I am getting ready to join your club! I was hospitalized this December for light headedness and heart rate at 47. Event monitor picked up heart rate in the 30's at night, I did well on the treadmill test and my echo, accordiing to my cardiologist was good.  Based on this, it was decided to hold off the pacemaker. But as of the last few days, my heart rate has been in the low 50's and upper 40's but now Im having chest pain, and feel short of breath even tho...

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Hello from the uk

Hi just need to say this somewhere...

 

12th of February I passed out 4 times heart stopped 16 seconds we think each time  ambulance recorded it  the 4th time .  So 18th had a pace maker fitted all went well home next day felt amazing ..... 6 days later 1 lead had some our  screw in type.

Was an instant patient I then had a reinsertion operation 4 days later this went wrong the harpoon type that was being used got lodged in one of my valves after an...

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First Pacemaker- Ouch!

So I just got my first sub-pectoral pacemaker implanted on Friday, (Mar 8). Its now Monday. It hurts sooooooo bad! I always thought I had a pretty high pain tolerance. I don't even wanna lift up a cup of coffee that's how bad it hurts. I know they said to expect it to hurt more because it's sub pec, and he put it up closer to my armpit area. My whole left arm/shoulder/peck muscle just aches constantly. How much longer before I get better????

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Newby

Good day

I am going for Sergey tomorrow and I am scarred. It is my fist time. My hobby is spraying cares, riding motorcycle, hunting and fishing, welding and woodworking. I perhaps need to stop these things or don't I. 

Regards

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Palpitations = Trouble sleeping

Hi everyone, thrilled to find this support group!

I am only 10 days in after receiving my Pace Maker, and mostly everything is going well.

I'm 37, needed Pace Maker due to bradychardia / heart block -came out of no where pretty much.

The thing I was let down on was the whole "What to expect" part post surgery. Didn't get much information from the doctors, and naturally, wasn't sure what to ask...

During the day, I'm usually feeling pretty good...

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pacemaker placement

I have had my PM for 6 weeks and it protrudes quite a bit towards my left arm.  A bra strap rubs up next to it.  I am 78, 120 lbs 5'.  Is this normal?  I keep thinking something will jam into it, as am unsure how stable the PM is.  Thanks for help.   

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Sub-pec discomfort

Anybody with sub-pec find that it’s more uncomfortable than sub-dermal? Particularly with laying down? I notice every morning it is sore. I’ve had it for a year and a half. The ones before didn’t do that and they were sub-dermal... just seems like more pressure maybe? Other than that it has healed much better than the last time I posted 

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Chiropractics and Physiotherapy

Whenever I go for one of these treatments, I always remind the practitioner about my pacemaker and even indicate where it is. Nevertheless some of them seem to go all "automatic" on me and either apply force or extreme pressure to the pacemaker area. I feel like wearing a placard or large brooch over the area. For one thing, It feels uncomfortable when they do anything over the pacemaker site but I wonder, as well, if it is potentially harmful.

Any thoughts or suggestions?

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trouble since day 1

Had the thing (pacemaker) implanted in 2014 due to 2:1 heart block.  Have had nothing but trouble since.  Constant pain at the site, problems with settings, can't do any exercise using left arm or lift any weight at all without pain, it has never been comfortable, I have never gotten used to it... I can go on and on.  Have changed doctors several times, had SO many tests, they all say the thing is operating fine, and there's nothing wrong with my heart (e...

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Iritation - tingling

I had a Biotrinik Eluna 8 DR-T installed Nov18 as precaution since there was no definitive diagnosis.

I frequently experience tingling around the  PM which I'm told it is nerves reacting or recovering from the PM.  Sometimes it appears my shirt may touch or rub and trigger the discomfort. But then  it will occur when I'm  shirtless  (advantage of working from home)  specifically to avoid  this issue.

There doesn't appear to...

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new implant discomfort

I had my PM implanted about 2 weeks ago... 

after about 10 days I've started having incredible discomfort at the site. feels like it rubbing against my colar bone..  it that normal?  Will it go away? 

TIA for the support....

 

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pacemaker site

I have had my pacemaker for 7 years and lately I am having pain and discomfort where it is implanted - its like an ache and sometimes gets stronger. Don't know if I should let the Dr know or just wait until my next visit and ask.  Anyone else have this problem?

thanks

Pam

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Airplane travel with PM

I will be traveling soon for the first time with my new PaceMaker.  I am a little  anxious about the airport security.  I do  have the PM card to show.  Will I still be going thru the screening and how does that affect the  PM?  Thanks so much for all the advice, it has really helped as my Dr. hasn't been very connected or available.  

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New Pacemaker CRT-P excercise concerns as well as aches and pains!!

Hi Guys Very new to this game so treat me gently please!

Im 78yrs of age,and very quickly is that over the last 12 months I have endured being told I suffer from severe heart failure in the shape of left venticular block.PLus a great deal of work as follows.

I had an emrgency trip on the 14th Feb 2018 to have stent fitted to my main artery(which Im told saved my life).I then went on to have a series of tests,some such as the cardio MRI 90 minutes sqeezed into a small tube,very dif...

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I just want to share about the quality of life after my pacemaker, and hopefully increase awareness that lifestyles do not have to be drastically modified just because we are pacemaker recipients.