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Tue Dec 29, 2020, 04:43 AM

My 5th week with a pacemaker.

Jogged 3 times this week. Miles, 3, 5 and 4. Average speed 13 and half minute per mile. Out side in the cold.

Feeling great and less tired during and after my runs. I have put on an extra 10 pounds. I'm 71 years old.

My resting pulse is now 80 beats per minute. A month before I got the pacemaker it was 45 and the week or two before I went it dropped to the high 30s and was at 28 the day I went to the ER.

I now wear a mask when I run. I can breath easier with it on as it warms the air I breath in and keeps pollen and dust out of my nose.

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safeinOhio Dec 2020 OP
DFW Dec 2020 #1
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safeinOhio Dec 2020 #4
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safeinOhio Dec 2020 #6

Response to safeinOhio (Original post)

Tue Dec 29, 2020, 06:24 AM

1. The few people i know/knew said a pacemaker improved their lives significantly

Even my grandfather, who got one put in at age 98. He said he didn't want anything that would artificially prolong his life. His doc said, it wouldn't do that, but it would make the rest of it better, so he consented, and lived another four years.

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Response to DFW (Reply #1)

Tue Dec 29, 2020, 09:49 AM

2. It was like lifting a curtain and coming out

of the fog. One great thing is my memory seems much better. I can find my phone and glasses now.

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Response to safeinOhio (Reply #2)

Tue Dec 29, 2020, 10:05 AM

3. I heard that, too

Not specifically phones and glasses, but in general.

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Response to DFW (Reply #3)

Tue Dec 29, 2020, 10:11 AM

4. About the only negative is my tremor.

For about the last 10 years I've had an essential tremor. Not very bad and not noticeable. It seems a little worse now.

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Response to safeinOhio (Reply #4)

Tue Dec 29, 2020, 10:17 AM

5. Maybe a neurologist could check it out and see if there some cause and effect there? n/t

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Response to DFW (Reply #5)

Tue Dec 29, 2020, 10:53 AM

6. I have one I see once a year.

My latest research into it, I've found a correlation between tremors, blood flow and cognition. Pubmed.Gov is your friend. So, I get get the cognitive test once a year. He told me I have mild cognitive impairment. This year, I'll have lots to bring up with him.

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