Hi All,

Just a quick question! I am having a dual chamber pm fitted on Friday and I am an avid runner and golfer. Could anyone let me know how long to expect to be out of action from running and golf please?




Best of luck for Friday !

by IAN MC - 2019-05-29 14:40:22

Hi Wickes :   I am tempted to say " Ask your doctor "  but ask 10 doctors and you will get 10 different lots of advice so, for what it's worth, this is what I did :-

GOLF :  I enjoyed the opportunity to practise my putting and chipping in weeks 2 to 5.  I then moved on to pitching and played a short round using only a half-swing  around week 6 . I felt ready to play a full round using a full swing at the end of week 8.

RUNNING :   I am a member of my local running club and joined the slower runners for a short jog after 2 or 3 weeks. After 6 weeks I felt happy running moreorless normally but found that I had lost a fair bit of stamina.

We are all different , I suggest you follow the old cliche and " Listen to your body"

It is important that you avoid heavy lifting , reaching above your head , and really vigorous exercise in the first 4 to 6 weeks.

Finally, I see that you too are in the UK so you are not allowed to drive in the first 7 days after implant. You need to notify the DVLA of your PM implant a.s.a.p after Friday via their website.

I hope all goes well on Friday ; it really is a relatively minor procedure.


Fitness after PM insertion.

by Selwyn - 2019-05-29 20:10:40

As Ian offers sensible advice, I would really just add that cycling after insertion is quite reasonable. Your arms are fairly static. Your legs do the exercise. As I was banned from driving for those 7 days after insertion, I took to cycling. I had no trouble.  It was certainly a good way of keeping cardiovascular fitness going so that once I was happy with the wound, I was ready to resume swimming. 

It was a reasonable excuse to give up vacuum cleaning the house for a couple of weeks as I am left handed and the PM is on the left side. I still ended up with the washing-up and cooking though!

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