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Police officer with pacemaker

Hi,

49 year old police officer, just got a pacemaker. I’m more concerned about training than working the road. Shooting a sluggger on that side, defensive tactics. Anyone find difficulties with training activities? 

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Appointment with fetal specialist and pediatric cardiologist

I'm 25 weeks pregnant baby girl has a complete heart block I just had my first appointment they said all they can do is monitor for hydrops..the specialist already seen slight fluid in babys heart but nothing significant heart structure is good, and they won't even consider c-section before 36 weeks. Just looking for anyone having gone through this and baby making it everything I read on hydrops points to fetal demise they wont even consider steroids and she said it's pointing to...

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Pacemaker discomfort

Hi everyone I had my pacemaker implanted on 03/04 2019 I’m in quite a bit of discomfort it feels heavy in the area it’s implanted I’m getting pain in my collarbone and left shoulder and sometimes the left side of my chin and my left arm feels stiff does anyone know if these are normal symptoms for the time I’ve had it done and if it will get any easier I would be grateful for any advice or tips that may help thanks in advance.

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32 and wired!

I’m 32 and 5 weeks ago after having my baby they found that a had ventricular tachycardia by coincidence. I had to have a c section so I was hooked up to a heart monitor and as I was laying with my baby in the hospital bed talking to the nurse machines started going off and the nurse kept asking if I were okay and or going to pass out? No, I’m fine was my response but the machines kept going off. Finally she called the on call doctor and she kept saying that she’s in vtach a...

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Pre pacemaker one week out

I am new to the group but love reading all of your stories.

i was told a week ago I need a pacemaker. I have bradycardia and or SSS.

i am 60 years old and usually pretty active. I work full time and enjoy life.

i find myself now sitting here waiting and the anxiety is real. I just want my normal back. I my bpm goes up and down lows 42 to 80's but when low just want to sleep or am so dizzy. Sometimes feel nauseous with this.

anyone out there that can share what I am...

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last ablation to be 100% pacemaker dependaent/ failed.

Had first ablation in june 2017.  Pacemaker Oct. 2018 and final ablation to make me 100% pacemakerdependent  the end of march 2019.

Haven't been right since I left hosp.  Cardiologist told me yesterday that all my symptoms, and hospitalizations recently which the Dr;s thought was that I had a slight heart attack, proved false was the following fact:

In reality, this last ablation has failed and I need it redone.  have anyone of you been in th...

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Doing labour

  • by Dug
  • 2019-05-02 11:30:15
  • Coping
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I am 70 years old and I am wanting to know if there is someone out there who has a pacemaker and has manually dug and hand augered i know it might sound funny a post hole . I want to do my own and was courious if someone else has done so without complications . 

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Moving ON

I've had my PM for 1 month now and the bruising and muscle pain are gone.  I've done my first transmission and was told that all was well. My question is, does the anxiety / worry / concern go away.  Physically I don't feel too bad and really think I'm recovering and doing ok, but my thoughts and worry is what I want to move away from.  Thanks.

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rhythm

Just curious, I’m not sure what you call it but I have a rhythm jump is about the best way to describe it. My doctor says it is with the pacemaker and not heart. It shows on my device check. I notice it every now and then but catches me off guard. Anyone have that happen?  Doctor says not to worry.

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Post PM instillation life changes?

Hey All

Now that I have the PM installed(One week today), is there any lifestyle changes that should be made or any preventative maintenance decisions? i.e.

See a nutritionist and have full diet changed(I have a decent one at the mo, Porridge for Bfast, ceaser-salad for lunch and meat dinners)

Start taking vitamins

Walk/Run 1h a day, ETC

Whatever it takes to prolong life expectancy post the PM instillation, given that there’s articles I'm reading s...

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Just had fitted a pacemaker

First pacemaker fitted I am 58 and now feel better than ever hope to train for next marathon for British heart foundation 

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New to the Club

Just received PM this past Monday. Was diagnosed with tachy/brady, with several AFib bouts in the past few months. I’m 58, played soccer most my life, and consider myself to be in good shape. All cardiac test indicated no valve, artery, or structural issues. Only lighter in the wallet.

Hard to get used to 60 bpm rest setting when I was “normally” 48-52 or even less.  I still get arrhythmia several times a day, which never fails to scare the shit out of me, bu...

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New to this pacemaker life

Hi, l had one put in 2 weeks ago, after a fluke finding when l was having seizures, l feeling lost and useless, lm a casual worker so l have no money coming in and dont know what my future holds. am l  the only one that feels this way or is it normal

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The struggle is real...

 OK this may sound really odd but I was curious to know if there’s anyone out there like me. I got my pacemaker December 16, 2016, making it now more than two years ago. I do not have any issues, and completely healthy and for the most part I forget  I even have it    But then there are times when I am very aware of it!   I am a very queasy person who has a very weak stomach.  I have a very difficult time touching it and honestly it creeps me out! &nbs...

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welcome to the club you didn't want to belong to

THE COMMENT, 'WELCOME TO THE CLUB YOU DIDN'T WANT TO BELONG TO' MADE ME LAUGH OUT LOUD.  ISN'T THAT THE TRUTH!

I NEEDED A LAUGH TODAY. TIRED OF DOCTOR'S APPTS, TIRED OF MEDS/COSTS/MANAGEMENT, TIRED OF NEGATIVE RESULTS/DECLINES, JUST PLAIN TIRED.

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Help

Hi  7 months in dual ch pm and im still feeling crap have a few good days then here we go again feeling shitty sick on and off for days been told everything fine with pm .its just getting me down now anyone feel like this 😔

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Short of breath

I had a PM inserted 8 months ago for complete heart block and SSS. I am still struggling with SOB on exertion. PM set at 60/120. I have asked if it could be raised, but told no. It is fine. Had several appts with pulmonologist and he says my lungs are functioning fine. Checked for asthma: none. Have been taking iron for slight anemia (10.6) but still SOB. What is wrong with me?! I am 68 and used to being fairly active. Now I can barely rake the leaves in my yard (left over from last fall when...

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New installee

I just had my pacemaker installed last week.

The dressing came off yesterdatay. I did not know the pacemker would show on my chest. I am a bit freaked out. Does that later fit into the chest more or will the view not change? Also having pain in left arm; how long before that subsides?

 

Thanks

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Unanswered questions

Hi guys!

I’ve literally only just stumbled across this site by chance tonight and after reading some public posts, saw how positive everyone was and felt like i wanted to be a part of this group.

I had my first pacemaker fitted 4 years ago but unfortunately had a car accident 11 days later which caused it to tear from the ‘pocket’ so had it repositioned under GA 4 months later. 

I was 29 when I first had it fitted and had no history of any heart p...

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Downward Slide

Hi,

I’ll make this as brief as possible. A year ago I presented with 3rd degree block, was diagnosed with sick sinus and given a Pacemaker. Exactly 6 months later I received an ICD. Exactly a year to the day I was first diagnosed, I was shocked while working out. I’m sliding down a slippery slope to a state of unhealthy and I’m terrified. I just turned 50 and have been exceptionally healthy my entire life. There has been no diagnosis in a year, just two devices and inc...

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