When it does not apply to us individually, we tend not to read threads that we know nothing about or have nothing to contribute to. Or at least I try, and I think some people should try more. ;-)
It looks like I may have to get a pacemaker next week. I know this has been discussed in the past, but I would like to hear from people here with pacemakers, and how they have been affected. I know that some months have passed since the thread was here, so there are months of experiences to be reported and updated. I have been Googling, and it seems high magnetic fields are the worst things, and I wonder about the ratings of these fields when rated for
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and other things in the shop that can jump up and bite me.
I really don't know what the doctor will say when I ask them about continuing welding, as they said NO POWER TOOLS (it was in caps there, too) in the coumadin literature I got. Yeah, right, was my thought! I do have to say that in the last 7.5 years since surgery, I have not had a bad cut, but I have been very conscious when working with sharp stuff.
So, for those who'd like to chime in, I'd like to hear some things before I head out for a stay at Shady Acres.
From what I've seen and heard, pacemakers are no big deal to install, maintain, change, and they really make a difference on how one feels. Stories about that aspect appreciated, too.