Weird but brief complication of leg pain after PM procedure
This week is my 2-year anniversary of receiving a St. Jude PM, am finally taking the plunge and posting after 2 years of lurking.
The procedure went fine 2 years ago, no complications with anaestheia or anything. I was sent home the next day, and felt OK the rest of that day. The next day I could hardly walk. I could sit down and get up out of a chair all right, but when I tried to take a step forward, had extreme pain at the very tops of my legs, like the muscles wouldn't work right. Only there, nowhere else. Wished I had a walker/zimmer to lean on. The pain lasted the rest of that day. It was the weekend, of course, and so couldn't call doctor and didn't seem serious enough for ER visit, and that wasn't named in the list of complications to look out for in the documents they gave me to take home.
The following day the pain was gone and I haven't had it since. None of the doctors I have asked about this have known what might have caused it. All I can think of is that I laid without moving, in one position (partially recllined) in the hospital bed for 12+ hours, because of having a transvenous pacing in my neck until I could get the permanent PM, and I was afraid to dislodge something. I believe they put the catheter in my arm, not my groin, during the procedure. There's more to the whole story but didn't want my first post to be too long.
Anyone on the list have any ideas what would cause temporary leg pain? Thanks.
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