Just after the 4th of July I noticed that my heart rate had dropped by one third. Yesterday I had a pacemaker put in. At the moment I am starting to overcome the pain which felt a lot like getting kicked in the chest by a horse. It will take at least 4 weeks to heal and I should be back to normal (what ever that is). My doctor (Ken W Lee MD) was very excited afterwards saying that he found the problem and was able to get my heart back to normal rhythm. So I’m sore but healing. I just can’t use my left arm much for a while until the pacemaker leads are firmly attached to the inside walls of my heart.