Wait time after implant


i had my pacemaker implanted this am. Release tomorrow. 

I am 71, very active. Free weight body builder 4-5 days a week.

my info this am was a 8 week light duty routine before I can return to free weights resistance training  

Or paddle board surfing, or yoga or housework where shoulders, or

push, pull and reach are needed

Has anyone been able to speed this time frame up? Can the scar tissue capture of wires and device be accelerated by diet or supplement?

thank you in advance 





Why Speed?

by Swangirl - 2019-03-12 14:00:51

This is an important time for your leads to securely attach.  Broken leads and misplaced leads are a big problem requiring more surgery.  I wouldn't chance it.  I was allowed to walk, hike, and play pickleball (right handed, PM on left) and do anything that didn't raise the affected side.  I would listen to medical advice and take it easy until you are cleared to get back to the gym.  


by MarshallGulch - 2019-03-12 14:50:24

That's terrific advice 

thank you



by MarshallGulch - 2019-03-13 03:31:06

Thanks for being clear. Stiffness is a problem I hadn't thought about. I ll work with your advice. 

Listen to your Dr.

by benne81 - 2019-03-14 21:57:26

You don't want to take any chances of having to get more surgery or cause any problems I would listen to yout Dr before you start back up with the weights in the gym or do any intense arm motions.


by MarshallGulch - 2019-03-14 22:22:15

I agree with you.  I m not try yo get a short cut. I was thinking there might be a way to stimulate the tissue capture. 

I can be patient. Actually, making coffee and my shower is about the most I ve done in 3 days. Thanks for commenting so late at night. Here it s mid day. 


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