I’m in my 6th week post procedure for pacemaker implant. First week getting use to the bump under my collarbone and dressing that was on site. After 7 days removed dressing and saw the new cut and lump of my new electrical friend. The site is really sore and you’ll learn to protect it. After the 2nd week was given permission to drive, all was good except the seat belt was riding on top of surgical site. Did not feel good. After 5th week I have started to lift weights again starting out with 10lb dumbbells the site still having some adjustments (dealing with change). In a week or 2 the next achievement back to society will be to go to golf range and see what motion is allowed for the golf swing. Golfing is a passion of mine if the pacemaker doesn’t effect my golf swing we are as good as gold. Pacemaker has sustained a resting 62 beats per minute and my workout pace has been around 125. All is good as far as the pacing goes a 10 week check up and study to be performed on Feb. 10. Wishing you all out their with the new and old devices to keep on pacing and may the electrical force be with you. Have a good day.
You know you're wired when...
You run like the bionic woman.
The pacer systems are really very reliable. The main problem is the incompetent programming of them. If yours is working well for you, get on with life and enjoy it. You probably are more at risk of problems with a valve job than the pacer.