Hi everyone.  I'm new at this. Had pm placed 6 mo ago.  I love the beach. Does anyone know of ill effects from the sun?  I was told that it could be very sensitive. Just don't know about the heat.    Thanks.   



Not To Worry

by Swangirl - 2020-06-12 18:25:48

However you were affected by the beach and sun before will be no different with a pacemaker.  It sounds like a good tonic for you to frolic in the surf and sand.  I would love to be there too.


by Janessaa - 2020-06-12 18:50:46

although the beach and sun will be no different with a pacemaker like swangirl said, during the first year of your scar healing, exposure to the sun may permantely darken your scar (making it more noticeable) but if that's not a problem for you, then no worries and have fun at the beach!


by Tracey_E - 2020-06-13 10:53:39

Echoing Janessaa, it's important to keep the scar out of the sun, or at least slathered in good sunscreen, for the first year. I was careless last time and got burned, 4 years later that's my most prominent scar. The others have all but disappeared. 

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