Feeling Nervous

Hello, Finally after a ten week wait (NHS Tayside) I will be having my pacemaker fitted and my meds sorted tomorrow. I must say I am a tad nervous but it has been a long wait and two a&e visits when my paf kicked in big time.This community is great I have learned so much about paf/sick sinus syndrome/pacemakers and do feel now knowledge is power and I thank you all for that.

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  • Good luck Arbrathsmokie - am very interested to hear what they do and how you get on. Everyone seems to find pace makers very helpful

    all the best and let us know how it goes

  • Thank you rosyG will let you know. Best Wishes to you.

  • My best wishes to you Arbroathsmokie.


    Hope all goes well, keep us posted on progress.

    Have you used this web site, pacemakerclub.com which will answer all your pacemaker questions.


    in Sunny Dumfries :)

  • Hi Arbroathsmokie,

    Best wishes from me as well. Hope everything goes well.


    In North Lanarkshire

  • Good morning Arbroathsmoke

    You will be fine my brother has a pacemaker he is ok no problems,

    We shall be thinking of you.

    Take care.


  • Hi Arbroathsmokie - Best wishes. Will be thinking of you and waiting to hear how it all went.


  • All the best for tomorrow. I am on the list for a DDDR Mode Switching pacemaker and I have been told it will be 10 to 16 weeks (Treliske Hospital! Truro, Cornwall).

    I will be very interested to hear how you get on.


  • All the best, Arbroathsmokie! Let us know how you go :)

  • I am also waiting for a pacemaker - hope it goes well

  • Glad your getting sorted ! I had a pacemaker fitted just over a year ago, don't worry you won't feel a thing, you will have a mild tranquilizer, local anaesthetic for the wound site and before you know it you'll be back in the ward! It's quite straightforward and you'll be told to take it easy for a few weeks and try not to raise the left arm too high.

    It has helped me a lot and am also on beta blockers and digoxin as well now, as my heart rate would drop to 24 beats then straight up to 220, now I feel slightly more human apart from still being tired all the time, but have just found out I am anaemic so that may have a lot to so with it, easy enough to say don't worry, but honestly don't ! It's painless, yes you will have bruising and scarring but all that fades in time and am sure you'll be feeling the difference in weeks! Good luck !!

  • Wishing you well. I have a pacemaker and I don't even think about it now. You will soon get used to it and I think you will feel a lot more confident. Very Best Wishes. Sunigirl

  • Hello AF Forum. This is Arbroathsmokie's hubby. Elizabeth had the procedure about three hours ago and all went well. I have left her at the Hospital to rest and returned home in the meantime. She will be really pleased with all good wishes and replies and will, no doubt, reply to you all when she is able. Thanks. Clive. P.s. How does this washing machine thing work ?

  • Hi Arbroathsmokies hubby,Glad to hear alls well,tell her to take it easy for a week or so she,ll be fine.Had mine fit last June feeling brill,PS if you find out about the washy thing let me know.

  • I have been told I am having a pace and Ablate this year, but I had to get my breathing problem sorted out first. I have been confirmed with Restrictive Lung Disease and lose 12.5% when lying flat from my 57% lung function when upright.

    Good luck with your pacemaker.

  • Best wishes , hope all went well x

  • How are you doing ? Hope your feelng well ?

    I'm sure your glad it's over with.

    Take care.

  • I had a three lead pacemaker, best thing that happened to me, all the Best

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