1st Battery Change Anxiety
I'm a new member here. Just came in for a little support.
I'm a 47 year old man who had my first pacemaker implanted in 1999 when I was 39 because of a 3rd degree heart block.
Tomorrow I go into Cedar Sinai Medical Center in LA, Ca. for my first battery replacement. Doc says it's a pretty easy outpatient procedure. But, for some reason I'm having more anxiety over this battery change than I did the original implant.
I'm sure many of you have had replacements over the years. Can anyone advise on expectations? I'm VERY active with golf, softball, whitewater kayaking, cycling, etc. I guess my biggest concern is that I will have to take it easy for a while.