Forearm crutch use after PM implantation
I lost my right leg to cancer when I was 10. I'm 55 now, in good shape - aside from having been diagnosed with heart failure 2 1/2 years ago, partially thanks to heart damage from the chemo drugs back then. I'll be getting a pm or ICD soon, I use forearm crutches and my main concern is using crutches during the initial recovery. Although forearm crutches don't come up anywhere near where the pm will be implanted, several chest muscles are used when walking with them in the area where the implant is. Does anyone else use this type of crutch and what has your experience been with them and a PM?