Joined the pacemaker club on Friday

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tde44
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Date Joined Dec 2014
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   Posted 12/21/2015 12:32 PM (GMT -6)   
After dealing with Prostate Cancer in 2014 and then a large Hiatal Hernia this year I was having Bradycardia - my resting heart rate was in the low 40's and by the time I had the pacemaker installed it was down to the very low 40's with an occasional dip to the high 30's.

Had a dual lead Boston Scientific implanted Friday afternoon - wow, what a change. It's set to a minimum of 50.

Aside from the pain of the implant, I feel soooo much better now. I can focus better, don't tire as easily and generally feel better. Can't wait until I can start to exercise and use my arm (about 6 weeks overall).
Bradycardia-dual lead pacemaker implanted 12/18/2015
Large hiatal hernia repair-Nissen fundo wrap 7/27/2015
Prostate Cancer@55. G3+3=6 T1C
PSA 2/2014: 5.5 7/2014: 7.00 11/2014 (6 weeks after HDR): 4.80
2/2015: 4.23 5/2015: 3.67 8/2015: 4.01 11/2015: 1.46 (Finasteride)
HDR mono-therapy (4 rounds)
No symptoms, problems, etc. until my PSA went up from less than 4 the prior year

Melissuh
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Date Joined May 2015
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   Posted 12/21/2015 7:30 PM (GMT -6)   
Congratulations!
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theHTreturns...
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Date Joined Mar 2009
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   Posted 12/22/2015 4:23 AM (GMT -6)   
awesome. keep us posted on how you are doin'. good stuff. pace makers are life savers and are well made today. good post. keep strong.
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