Moving 1st PM Subcutaneous to Intra/Sub Pectoral
I just had my 1st PM implanted on 3/19/21 for AVB 2nd. I had asked the surgeon a couple of times before surgery how would it look and more importantly would it be safe around my two very active Boxer Dogs. He said just a "small bump," and "no problem" with the dogs.
However in reality, and I am feeling a great deal of concern and looking like Frankenstein(wife's word). The device (Medtronic AsureXT) is significantly raised above the surrounding area, so much so, the skin over the device feels stretched and subject to damage with any contact. For physical context, I am male, 66, 5'8", and 165lbs.
So now it looks like having the PM relocated to Intra/Sub Pectoral is in the near future. My question to the group, and hopefully some who have actually had to do this is...... how soon and what can I expect in terms of difficulty and recovery in this surgical process.
I look forward to your feedback and will really appreciate anything you might share.