Starting new job
My question is regarding long-term recovery from implantation of a FIRST pacemaker. I realize that everyone's experiences are different, but I'd really appreciate some input on what I might expect 2 to 6 weeks out in terms of overall health and energy levels, sleep, etc.
For some context, my surgery date might be 6 days before the start of a very rigorous (mentally, not physically) new job. This is a fantastic career opportunity for me, and I want to make a very strong first impression, and I'm concerned that I won't be able to give 110% 6 days post-op. And pushing back my start date isn't an option.
I'm a 44-year-old mom of 3 teens and have a long history of vasovagal syncope (which we now know is caused by 10-12 second pauses). Also, I often suffer from significant fatigue, which the doctors aren't convinced will be relieved by the PM, but which could already make the job transition tough.
I've dealt with the syncope off and on since I was a teen (misdiagnosed as seizures, etc), so part of me feels like I should wait until I'm settled in and find a better time to do this.