If "no pain no gain " is a thing I am set for some HUGE gains with my new pacemaker !!!

the took my 3 year old one out and replaced it -

Removal which I was awake for hurt and now recovery hurts !

glad it's over and I'm excited for my expected gains !!



by Tracey_E - 2024-01-14 12:07:51

I've always begged to be knocked out lol. Glad it's over with for you. Are you icing? I found that helped with pain more than anything. 


by Pacer2019 - 2024-01-14 14:08:07

They hit me with versed , dialuded , and fentanyl ---- was wide awake.  Not what I was  expecting - was liking for a wake me up when it's over experience .

Coming home I was  as helpless as when I had bypass surgery - my wife had to "pull " me out of bed to stand .

i am icing which feels good .

I am also surprised they don't send you game with a day or two of pain medication ...

now when you ask they react  as if you're a drug dealer 

i am on day 4 and have more mobility but still hurts !

Pain after pacemaker insertion

by Selwyn - 2024-01-14 14:39:44




Please refer your physicians to the BJ Cardiology paper to improve their medical practice!



by Tracey_E - 2024-01-14 14:41:42

It's been years since I've been offered pain meds after a surgery, but usually they'll prescribe if asked. 


by Pacer2019 - 2024-01-14 16:54:30

That survey is impressive ! 
maybe if they told me I would be awake and it would hurt like hell I wouldn't have showed up !!!! 😂.

so they low key it 


by new to pace.... - 2024-01-14 20:34:07

Do not understand why they removed your only 3 year old one and replaced it?.  Why did they not just add a 2nd wire?.  Also why did you not ask to be put to sleep for this one?  Since you already had one implanted before.

new to pace


by Pacer2019 - 2024-01-14 21:51:38

The first one used one wire the new one multiple wires - i guess the old one wouldn't support what my heart needed so they installed one that would .

they gave me plenty of drugs just not enough 



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