Hi all! I'm new to PMC, glad I stumbled upon it! Brief backstory, I'm 26 years old, I've had 5 previous ablations, my latest being two weeks ago. Unfortunately it put me into a brady junctional rhythm after I was discharged and I was throwing 6 second long pauses every couple of minutes so last week I had a Medtronic dual chamber pacemaker placed. They were able to implant it under the muscle so it wasn't as cosmetically noticeable (which I wasn't concerned about but they were due to my age) and the healing process has been quite painful. I'm not on any beta blockers anymore and am being paced approx 25-30% of the time. I know it has only been a week and I'm probably still in shock from everything that has happened.
I have quite a bit of questions so I thank you all in advance for any advice or insight you may have. How long did it take for your pain to go away after implantation and were you able to return to a normal life after the healing process? Have you found anything that interferes with your daily activity since having a pacemaker? How does it feel to get the batteries changed when needed? Are there things I should avoid? And lastly, is it normal to feel dizzy in the coming days after implantation and how do I know when/if my parameters need to be adjusted? Thank you again for any words of advice or help, I'm sorry for the lengthy post, I truly do appreciate it!
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