My pacemaker is showing from my skin

Hi there, this is a question that I'm pretty sure is asked a lot around here.

So basically I had "eating disorders" when I was about 12-13, I didn't eat much food because I didn't feel hungry at all, and as a result I got extremely skinny.

I'm recovering, and I got a sort of "chubby belly" I guess, but you can clearly see the pacemaker as if it was fat.

Is this a bad thing or not?


It's a thing

by AgentX86 - 2019-04-29 16:12:01

Since you had/have an eating disorder, I'm guessing that you have an image problem. Your pacemaker showing isn't a good thing or a bad thing. It's just a thing. I'm not skinny, by any means (skinnier than I once was) and weigh in at just over 200lbs. By pacemaker and leads are clearly visible. There may be an 1/8" of skin over them. It looks mahhhvelous. It's keeping me alive.

I know it must be hard but don't sweat the small things. We all have enough big things to keep us in worries for the rest of our lives.

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