Just a quick update...
Hello everyone, still no diagnosis.
Went to pain specialists...got more pain meds. They questioned whether my body is reacting to the pacemaker itself (good thought, except my EP doesn't buy it). Went to vasc guy--spent not more than 5 minutes with me without even looking at my arm (or even my legs with the bad varicose veins). His "intern" only did a little without even letting me completely tell him what was going on. Total waste of time.
Went on to ortho. Didn't take them 5 minutes before they said it wasn't an ortho problem. I asked about Thoracic outlet syndrome and he said no--despite my arm swelling he could not duplicate many of the symptoms in my arm. It is also definitely not cellulitis.
In the meantime things remain the same. Tomorrow I am headed to my EP's colleague who's expressed interest in extracting my device. I believe the pacemaker has a lot to do with this current problem, but why this problem is occurring in the first place still is undetermined. I could get the machine extracted and have it relocated (I need one to live) but I am concerned this whole thing could start all over again with the other side.
Well, here goes......