FIL has had a Pacemaker fitted today. He didn't even tell us. He's had prostate cancer and had treatment for it for over ten years but had to have some medication stopped this year because it was affecting his bones badly...
Now, he's had a pacemaker fitted! He never even told us. He texted DH just before he went in!
We;re worried but DH is being non-dramatic....will FIL be oK?
I have a friend who's 77 and had a pacemaker fitted 6 months ago. He was feeling faint a lot of the time, went to see his doctor who said he had a slow heart rate. Doc made a hospital appointment for him for the next day. He was kept in and had his pacemaker fitted. He was very careful with himself in the beggining, but he went away on holiday 2 weeks after the pacemaker was fitted, and now he's pretty much back to normal. He feels so much better.
My DM had one, very simple operation. There are a couple of things you aren't supposed to do, like keeping your mobile phone in a top pocket, but apart from that I can't actually remember any. Never gave her any problems and she felt so much better after having it.