Healing post pm

l have been scanning through all the posts l could find in regards to healing/swelling post pm. It has been just on two weeks post biventricular pm. I have had the pm inserted into muscle rather than just under skin, hoping to return to CrossFit when able to do so. Doctor hasn’t said no but hasn’t commented at all on the subject so I’ll take that as an eventual yes. I’m guessing swelling and healing is generally slightly longer if in muscles than under skin (taking into account everyone heals different) I’ve only just removed the original dressing but it still appears slightly swollen so I’m hoping it will still reduce with time. Pain is more than manageable, just concerned now with reducing (even hopefully eliminating) the PVCs still occurring. Anyone else require further alternative treatment following pm insertion?? Would love to hear positive feedback. (Negative if absolutely necessary) 

cheers 

vivianne


4 Comments

recovery

by Tracey_E - 2018-12-13 10:12:48

Swelling at this point is to be expected. It can take 6 months up to a year for it to fully settle in. 

If you were able to do Crossfit before, there's no reason why you shouldn't be able to get back to it once you heal. I have been doing it since 2011, with my ep's blessing. Wait at leaset 6-8 weeks then ease back into it.

PVC's are extra little half beats between the full beats. The pacer can't usually do much about them. It is a gas pedal, not a brake. 

PM Placement

by Suzypoozy - 2018-12-17 02:23:13

Went to the Dr. on Wednesday because I just didn’t feel right for about the last three weeks and had a PM by Friday. Was in complete block. I had no time to research or learn anything about this condition, research doctors, etc. The question I have (one of many) is about the placement. The only pictures I can find are of people with a obvious rectangle on their  chest. Mine is closer to my armpit and seems deeper. Is this normal? Is it placed deeper in younger people? I know it’s swollen but you can’t make out any shape or feel it at all. I was released from the hospital on the weekend and barely got a chance to talk to Dr after surgery. What a wild ride.  Just in time for ski season:(

Pm placement

by Vivianne - 2018-12-17 02:53:00

I had a chance to research a little and yes mine was placed into muscle and it is closer to the armpit. You can’t feel any obvious pm but I have since found out it can take months for the swelling to go down and back to normal tissue. 

Placement

by Suzypoozy - 2018-12-17 03:03:37

Thank you for responding. Was just thrown into this world a few days ago so I’m still wrapping my head around the whole thing. Glad I found this club. 

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