It's been 35 days since my PM placement. I want to know if I can submerge myself in water? Or if I should wait and keep the scar dry...?



by Theknotguy - 2019-02-18 11:50:07

I wouldn't swim until the pacemaker implant scar is completely healed over.  There is a chance for opening the wound and getting an infection.  

After the wound has completely healed I wouldn't do too strenuous of a workout swimming at first.  There is still some underlying tissue healing that goes on after the surface of the wound has healed.  

I started tossing the ball for the dog about eight weeks out.  Threw a little too hard and really pulled something underneath the skin.  Took it another month to heal enough so I wouldn't have pain while moving the arm too strenuously.  Didn't pull the leads or anything like that but it sure was sore.  

I know swimmers like to get out there as much as they can but you'll really want to take it easy at first.  

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In fact after the final "tweaks" of my pacemaker programming at the one year check up it is working so well that I forget I have it.