Hi, I am 47 years old, My pacemaker was installed at the end of March after a few episodes of Asystole and a 12 second pause but no real cardiac diagnosis prior. My question is perhaps in the wrong section but wasn't sure where was appropriate. I have lost about 60 pounds since my pacemaker was installed and because of this there is literally no "meat" between the pacemaker and my skin.. I feel like I need to constantly protect it because it is right under my skin.. I guess I am wondering if that's normal and expected.. When it first healed i could feel like the shape of it but now I think I can feel where the wires come out and everything. I don't try to move it or anything but even just my bra strap or seat belt even with a cushion on it feel like my pacemaker will rub right thru my skin..
Thanks in advance for reading.
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