ongoing pain after infection old site
Hi, I have had a pacemaker for 11 years and am on my 4th device. I developed a very nasty and serious pocket infection 18mths ago and had to have my device and leads removed. It was then re located to the other side of my chest. I have had no issues with the side where it is now located it healed well. However the site of the old device (this pocket had been operated on 5 times once was a revision) has caused me shocking pain ever since. The pain radiates directly behind into top shoulder blade and also down the arm. I also have weakness in that arm. I had waited quite a while to allow healing as had been told could take up to a year but now am at my wits end. Ive seen a neurologist recently who has conducted some nerve conduction studies that have showed reduced function but not huge amount. Not sure if anyone had anything similar and what type of specialist I need to see next? Ive done all the physio, natural medicine, osteo, massage, chiro etc
Thanks in advance
You know you're wired when...
Bad hair days can be blamed on your device shorting out.
I finished 29th in London in 2 hours 20 minutes 30 seconds which is my fastest with or without a device so clearly it didnt slow me down ! I had no problems apart from some slight chaffing on my scar - more Vaseline next time.