Most Recent Messages in Exercise & Sports
I "make" my son (12) wear a chest protector (heart guard) when he plays baseball (hardball). Do you know if it is actually necessary? He did get hit last year and we all heard the clunk so were pleased he was wearing it. It is uncomfortable and doesn't stay in place. He is a trooper. Any suggestions?
7 months post op here with a dual chamber St. Judes PM for a 3rd degree heart block. Had it installed just before October and when I posted then, it was the end of the golfing season here in snowy western PA. It was a long winter and oh did I have cabin fever. Today was about 70 degrees and sunny so it was finally time to test the golf swing... I have read many posts about golfing with a PM in and really had no concerns about it, especailly after 7 months of healing. I did however call my c...
Just so everyone knows, you can maintain an active life with a PM. I just completed my first ever 2007 Boston Marathon in 5 hrs with no issues or complications. I also trained with the Polar F2 heart rate monitor without issue. What a feeling crossing that finish line !
I've had some troubles with my PM and running (see Breakdown at 130 posting) and have recently bought a Polar F6 heart rate monitor to keep an eye on my heart rate during running, biking, etc. I talked to Medtronic and they didn't think it (heart rate monitor) would interfere with my PM. Polar (manufacturer of the HR monitor) didn't know. Does anyone with a Pacemaker have any experience using a training type heart rate monitor. Thanks.
I'm a backpacker and was wondering how to protect my PM from a heavy backpack strap. Are there any devices available commercially to 'attach' to a backpack strap that will protect my PM. Thanks for any ideas.
I'm hoping to find someone here with similar experience/situation who received a PM and had his/her problems solved. I've read thro' several posts here but nothing fits exactly. I'm primarily looking for advice on whether a PM will help me.
My problem, after 4 years of testing and some missteps by docs along the way appears to be that my heart rate does not go up with exercise as it should. I get dizzy, never have passed out, if I start exerting at some point. It's getting worse. 4 ye...
I got my first PM 4 weeks ago, I have 3rd degree of heart block which I noticed it about month ago. I was shocked when I heard that for the first time. Right after 7 days, I played soccer for about 30 min. I could not run much but I just wanted to convince myself that I am still alive! And can move, sine I love soccer and running. 2 days after I played soccer again for about 1hr. I went home and then the symptoms that I had before PM started. At the hospital they said the lead h...
It's going on 4 weeks since I got my pm. It was a rocky start but I have been doing better daily, for the most part. I still don't feel 100% yet. I'm writing today because today was the marathon I was hoping to run. I had trained and lost 50 lbs but due to bradychardia I was given the pm and my first marathon went out the window. I went out to cheer on my friend and training partner. I was so sad at first but when he ran by I jumped out and ran with him to talk to him. He...
I am 28 years old and have a pacemaker since 1992. Since I've always been interested in picking up and trying the sport of fencing, I was wondering if that would interfere with my pacemaker?
I thought I heard something a long time ago about that, that it would. I am trying to find out for sure now so that I know.
Does anybody know for sure?
Thanks for any info.
Fishing has been a lifelong hobby and of course running a boat motor along with it. Now I will soon have an ICD implanted and wonder if I will be able to run the tiller boat motor or will I have to buy a boat with a steering wheel, in order to put some distance between me and the alternator on the boat motor.
Any other fishermen out there with experience?
I recently had a Pacemaker implanted and was told that I would be able to get back to my normal routine of running and biking after a 6 or 8 week break. When I came back and started running, all went well at first (1st month or so). After that I started having trouble running at all. When I got my heart rate to about 100, I'd start getting missed beats (about 1 in 3 was missing). So, obviously I couldn't keep running, so I'd start walking until my heart 'steadied out'. Then I'd repeat and have...
My husband and I are hikers, and I wear a Camelbak when hiking (it has an adjustable sternum strap). Any other pm recipients here who are also hikers? Do you wear a pack? Any problems? Mine doesn't really rub my pm area or sit too much on it, but I was just curious what you had to say! I go back at the end of May for another pm check and will ask doc if all is ok to wear it (I'm sure it is). Any feedback you have will be appreciated!
If you want to swap hiking stories or info....
I'm curious about what runners experienced after they got a pm and tried to get back into running. I'm 47 and getting back into it but find I'm nowhere near where I was.
I see that there has been some comment about wearing a light in weight chest protector if you are a tennis player. Rarely do you take a ball in the chest but it can happen looking for feed back and which one do you like thanks
This is my first post because of some password issues I have had. I got my PM in August, 2006 and have been feeling great since. Reading this site has been very helful as it made me comfortable before the surgery.
I am now getting ready to go on my honeymoon in May and hope to do some activities that include taking a ride up a Mountain to see the sunset. My question is whether I will have any problems being at high elevations (approx 13,000 feet). I am a 32...
I'm writing to share with you all that I'm going to take ballroom dancing class coming up in June. I've been feeling a little better lately thanks to all the prayers from all my buddies on this site. I wish we can all get together some day soon. You guys are my hopeful comfort and I thank you for being here when I need you.
If anyone who lives in the South Jersey area and would like to come and learn some dancing moves leave me a message. I don't know how I will do, but I'm...
Does anyone know whether it is possible to use an exercise bike with a magnetic wheel with a pacemaker?
I recently had a "new" medtronic pacer put in. The batteries on my old one pooped out. I feel like this pacer does a better job.
I have noticed during exercise that I am less short of breath now, then I was with the older Medtronic. Could this be possible or am I just imaginging it?
Are life expentancies the same with pacemakers or are they lowered?