i might have moved my pacemaker -- and now it hurts

I was pretty close to being dead -- my heart was stopping, once I woke up about a foot above the floor, I had convulsed.  My heart had stopped, my body convulsed in an attempt to restart it, and as i said, I was a foot or so above the floor, headed down fast!, when I woke up.

All of this is ancient history since I've had my Boston Scientific pacemaker installed -- it saved my life.

Not one event of this kind and my health generally has been much better. 

But a few days ago I think I injured the area where my pacemaker is installed.  Several sharp pin-pricks, lot's of brusing, moving is painful in that area.

All bad news.

Now my question:

What can be done?

Is second-time surgery a good option?

I need answers.





by Tracey_E - 2019-08-06 09:03:12

Do you have a home monitor? If so, send a download and let your doctor know it's coming. It can't hurt to make sure everything is pacing as it should be.

The pacers are a lot tougher than we are. You more than likely bruised up the scar tissue around the box, not the box itself. Ice should help. If it doesn't get better, if it's really bugging you a few months from now, then relocating it is a consideration. But I've done this a handful of times, and it's always healed up just fine! 

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