Good Morning 

Tomorrow is my surgery.

I have been waiting for two weeks for surgery . I am getting a two lead Biotronik PM. I am so ready to feel better.

any suggestions to make my post surgery more successful? You all have helped me deal with this with all your information and experiences....

Blessings All



What to do

by Gotrhythm - 2019-05-28 18:32:41

Recovery is pretty much the same as for any out-patient surgery.

You've probably gathered by now that many of us think you need to be very judicious in use of a sling, and use it for the shortest time possible.

Attitude matters. Stay positive. Ask for help when you need it.

That's all I can think of.

Be patient

by John K - 2019-05-28 19:21:10

I felt worse for the first few days, and was ready to turn the damn thing off. Pounding headache, and arrhythmia persisted. After a few days the headaches subsided, and with the right meds and PM adjustments life got much better

Post implantation blues...

by crustyg - 2019-05-28 20:12:11

I echo Gotrhythm's comments - stay positive and focus on how much better life can be with the gadget working for you.

I'm now on day eight: first few days I struggled with the thought of some hardware in me that others controlled, but then I tried doing some exercise that had become impossible and it was wonderful.

A positive attitude is your best tool.  And I keep saying that to myself!


by Kimmiee2 - 2019-05-28 20:55:54

Thank you all for wonderful input 😃

I am going to think positive vibes from now on! I have many plans moving forward. Retirement in about 4 months and moving to Idaho.....

Faith before Fear!!!!!

Positive attitude

by RedRocksGirl - 2019-05-29 02:16:14

Yep, although I felt like there so many questions unanswered I knew a positive attitude makes a HUGE difference in healing and recovery (have had bone cancer as a child and brain tumor 7 years ago, so some hefty experience in the surgery department). The other thing that I believe was a big contributor to a stryrecocery was rest, rest, rest. I’m super active so not as easy task, but there’s a lot more trauma to the body from surgery than one might think. Especially muscle trauma with pacemaker implants. So don’t do too much too soon, you’ll have plenty of time to get back to things. Your body will thank you for giving it the down time it needs to heal. 

Best of luck to you! 😊

Save your medical records

by marylandpm - 2019-05-29 09:28:56

  If your moving I think you should save all of your medical records to take with you. Also check for EPs in tha area you are going to be living. You might need to go to Salt Lake City or Denver.  


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I, too, am feeling tons better since my implant.