I had a pacemaker fitted on Thursday in Edinburgh. Due to complications with sedation, I had the operation under local anaesthetic. I felt such a hero. For about two hours, I felt great. And then the anaesthetic wore off.
The pain at the side and down my left arm is horrendous. I am not able to lie down and have to sleep sitting up, which is not something I find easy.
I also from time to time can feel a heartbeat. Sometimes two or three. My surgeon said that I will be able to feel a pacemaker, but on my brain screen it out fairly soon.
I would appreciate any any help or experiences and a heartbeat.
So glad to have found this group
You know you're wired when...
You have a $50,000 chest.
The experience of having a couple of lengths of wire fed into your heart muscle and an electronic 'box' tucked under the skin is not an insignificant event, but you will survive.