Hi Marlee. . . I am sorry to hear about your husband. The people I have known over the years with a pacemaker have done really well and feel better for it, so we'll pray that your old man will too :) The best of luck and God bless you!!!
Try not to stress too much about hubby, he is going to be fine!
My sister has a pacemaker (she is 54) due to having "cardiomyopathy" and she has never felt so good. The only thing you have to do with a pacemaker is get a new one put in after time because the battery wears out.
Being a little anxious is normal- like you said it is the heart. But it has become a very simple procedure.
We are here for you!
this is stressful! I find that if something is wrong with me, thats ok, i can handle it. If its my husband, I stress way more. I, like you, NEED that man.
try to stress less, doctors are great. my 80 year old grandfather had open heart surgery last feb, and is doing great. its amazing what modern medicine can do.
I'm sending my anti-stress wishes your way today!
Try not to stress out too much...........I am sure he will be just fine.
My grandmother had a pacemaker put in at the age of 90, due to a slow heart rate and she lived to be 100.
You and your DH are in my prayers
I'm sorry, I didnt see this till now!! I will keep you and Ken in my prayers, but from what I have read in these responses, I feel confident too. Other than this heart beat problem, he is a healthy man..right? They will probably do tests that day (Nov 11) as well. Have they done an ultra sound on his heart, or that nuclear stuff in his veins at all yet? If there is a blockage..that would pick it up immediately. Did the doc say he suspects a possible block? If so..then he would be doing the tests to find it before they put the pacemaker in...am I right?
I have a good feeling hon, and we all know how much power there is in prayer. Just know that lot of us here will be sending them. They say there is strength in numbers..so I hope this will help you calm down a bit. I wish I could give you a hug in person.
Keep the faith,
I would be scared, too. Listen to Sherrine and others. This isn't a major surgery like it used to be, right? And it is a big blessing that they know there is a problem and know a way to fix it. In the meantime, we will be praying for you and him. Take care of yourself during this time.
Marlee, I just saw your post. My mother and brother-in-law both had this procedure done, my mother twice. Due to other complications my mother had ( she was/ is on Coumadin) she had to be in before and after for couple days. The procedure went well and she could feel the difference by the time she got home. My BIL had it done yrs. before my DM, and he felt so much better. My BIL has always been a man of action, had to be doing something. He was so drained all the time, the Pacemaker made such a difference in his life. I won't tell you not to worry, I would worry about anything that concerned my DH, too. That's what wives do, and do it so well. You know you and Ken are in my prayers.
Focus on your 40th Anniversary, that is a tremendous accomplishment!! Just think of the joy when you celebrate your 50th. We will all be waiting for the invites to your party. You are catching the problem before it causes a BIG problem, focus on the positive and we will be right here with you.
God bless. Alice.