Loss of feeling on pacemaker site

Will I recover any sense of touch on the pocket skin as it heals?  Now it is totally numb.  I had surgery 4 weeks ago.  The pacemaker is working very well and I can climb the steep block outside my house without pausing for breath--my gadget has overdrive!  No more bradycardia.


Loss of feeling

by AgentX86 - 2022-04-04 22:01:07

You'll probably regain feeling but there is no guarantee.  During any surgery nerves are cut so losing some sense of feeling isn't surprising.  People report all sorts of sensations shortly after implant and well into recovery.  As the nerves knit back together you may feel all sorts of things for as much as a year. Everything should return to something like normal eventually but, again, there are no guarantees.

It's great that you're doing so well already! For me it was almost like being high (but I didn't inhale) before I hit the recovery room.


Mine recovered

by crustyg - 2022-04-05 05:16:12

One side of the incision was totally without feeling for about 6 months but it came back.

Probably one of the reasons why I didn't have a lot of pain afterwards - although having it all done under local (without adrenaline) was more than a little uncomfortable.

Mine is still tender

by Julros - 2022-04-05 14:58:49

I only wish my incision was numb. After 2 21/2 years, its still tender to touch. 

pacemaker site

by skigrl3 - 2022-05-26 22:20:05

 i am 2 weeks in after pacemaker insertion and I do get occasional pinches in the area but overall still some numbness. Weirder is that all the steri strips are still intact except one that just fell off. I think I need to peel them off before they become one with me, haha. 

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