I had my PM implant 4 weeks ago. To say I'm worse since surgery would be an understatement. I was doing just fine, walking around a mile each day and feeling great. I haven't walked a mile or felt great a single day since.
First day after surgery in hospital told nurses about pain in muscles and difficulty breathing. I was told that a little pain was to be expected. Given Tylenol 3 and released from hospital. The problem was not the pain but more the failure of anyone telling me it was normal.
At home I only leave my recliner for bathroom room. I do have a day or two now without pain but now have trouble sleeping.
At an appointment last Friday, my doctor told me everything was working fine with the device, but glossed over my complaint of pain and set my next appointment a year from now.
I should mention that heating pad gives temporary relief to neck pain and stiffness. Also my PM is monitored by a device called a Merlin and can also be adjusted remotely.
Thanks for listening to my rant, however I wish I had read this right after surgery so I'd have known what was coming and that it was normal
You know you're wired when...
You can hear your heartbeat in your cell phone.
Good luck with your surgery. It will improve life amazingly.