New to the Pacemaker Club
The information I have read on this site has been really helpful to me in my rocovery. I had no idea that there was a "Pacemaker Club".
Due to Sick Sinus Syndrome, my natural pacemaker was failing, I recently had a PM implanted on 2/6/19. Today, was my 2 week anniversary. I am feeling remarkably good today.
The first week after my procedure was pretty brutal. I was in a lot of pain and was advised by the nurse to take Tylenol or Aleve. Since I wasn't put on a blood thinner, this worked out fine and took the edge off of my pain.
The incision site is looking good and healing well. I still have some pain in my left shoulder. It has been difficult to actually sleep on that side. I have been able to lay gently on that side but only for a few minutes.
Keeping my left arm from raising above my head has been tricky. I live in fear of going back to my doctor tomorrow and having him tell me that my leads have become unattached. Hopefully, things are going well there. I will find out tomorrow and give you an update.
Anyway, thanks to everyone and the great information you have available here. It gives me a lot of comfort, mentally.