I had my first 2 lead pacemaker put in last year July 21st. This is my 3rd pacemaker, I had my first one put in in 2003 and never had any problems with the first or second, but they were both single leads. Since I've had this one, I've been in constant pain around my pacemaker, into my arm, and up my neck. I had an infection for the first 8 weeks after it was put in, and there was a hole in the incision that didn't heal for 2 1/2 months.
Now I'm in so much pain that a new doctor is willing to move the generator to a new place higher up on my chest like the other 2 were. He has warned me extenextensively about infections, I'm nervous about that, but really looking forward to being out of constant pain.
Has anyone else had this type of surgery? If so how did it go and what was your recovery like?
Thank you so much for taking the time to read this.