Pacemakers and microwaves

I have just had a pacemaker fitted and have heard through the grapevine that you shouldnt stand anywhere near a microwave, Does anybody know if this is true. I would be very pleased to hear. Thanks in advance. Norma.

That is rubbish. You can buy a device to scan your microwave for any escaping microwaves. Lots of daft things said about them. They are great.
Dolla xx

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Hi Norma Jean – Ditto --what Dolla said. I"ve had a pacemaker for 3 years and use a microwave all the time- standing close to it while it’s on. I go for regular checkups and there has been no effect. Also, I researched this issue on the net and it was said that there is no danger from using any of the appliances one might have around the home. :slightly_smiling_face:Jeanne

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Thanks so much for the reply even the hospital when I phoned them didnt know the answer. I have took the dressings off this morning and had my first shower it was lovely, Norma

Thanks Jeanne you have both made me feel confident I dont use it that often as I am still recovering from a stroke and my husband does quite a lot for me. Norma.

Pleased to hear all went well @Norma_Jean_K and you’ve got the dressing off. That first shower after an op… Bliss :smiling_face_with_three_hearts::shower:

I’ve researched pacemakers (I have Bradycardia and a pacemaker could be in my future) and there is so much conflicting info around, if you read every article on them, no wonder it’s confusing.

Though, I have to say, I would have thought the cardiology team would have been able to provide solid advice for you.

As @axnr911 has had one for 3 years, her advice and experience is good to hear.

Best wishes

Hi again Norma Jean-- I have found the pacemaker to be something one really doesn’t have to worry about much. It’s no bother. The first few weeks (maybe a few months) you might find that you want them to adjust it( like rate of response, etc.), This is normal, but eventually everything works out and your body adjusts to it all. I don’t even think about it anymore. Except that I go for regular checkups every few months–no big deal. I’m so grateful we live in a time where medicine has such devices. My best to you. :slightly_smiling_face: :heart:Jeanne

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