Still new to this. All advice still welcomed... But, I feel much better and stronger.
I'm coming up on my two week mark after having my ICD implanted. My strength level has returned oh, the pain has subsided substantially, and I can no longer feel my heart beating when I used to feel my PVCs all day all night and everywhere in between. Evidently the medication they put me on which is Lisinopril with hydrochlorothiazide and a beta blocker the starts with the letter C and I still can't pronounce, is doing its job in conjunction with my new low salt diet, exercise, and my new positive and proactive attitude. I do have one question for anybody that may know the answer. Can anybody tell me when it's safe to be able to lift my arm above my shoulder without fear of pulling the leads loose . Quite honestly I can't wait to be able to reach above my head and just stretch my muscles and have my full range of rotation back. There's really no pain to speak of but I don't want to cause any damage and have to have repair surgery done. Any help would be greatly appreciated guys. Thank you.