|Forum topic by Karson||posted 1749 days ago||1757 views||0 times favorited||90 replies|
1749 days ago
Tomorrow 5-27-2009 I enter the bionic, electric generation.
I’m going in for a pacemaker implant. My heart rate fluctiates between 40 and 150 and in order to bring the upper range down through medication they need to put a floor on the lower rate. I also have had the heart pause for 2.4 sec between beats. That’s passout time and I would hate to be leaning over a table saw and that were to happen.
So the pacemaker will be set for 60 beats per minute as the minimum and then they will try to bring the upper range down.
I’m not suppose to drive for 3 weeks and to lift anything heavy for 4 weeks, and the left arm over my head for about the same time.
The Dr said it’s not the driving that causes problems, it’s the idiots that drive and pull out in front of you and you swerve to miss them.
The pacemaker is attached to a wire and the wire to a screw that is screwed into the mussle wall of the heart. The screw will have tissue grow over it and thats the 3-4 weeks time. hey don’t want the screw to come out.
We all know what happens when screws get loose.
I don’t want anyone telling me that I’ve got a loose screw.
So I’ll see you on the other side.
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