New member- a few questions
I just joined this forum, thanks already for the helpful information.
I'm female and in my 30's and I got a pacemaker 3 weeks ago. I had a few cardiac arrests and went to the ER, so there wasn't much planning involved. The surgery was fine, but I ended up with a significant pnuemothorax, which bought me a few extra hospital days and a really fun chest tube. There's no real reason for the CA, except bradycardia and a funky sinus node.
Anyway, I want to know if anyone else has experienced some of the post-surgery things I have.
1) I have vague discomfort in my neck and chest near my heart and pacemaker, but nothing I can describe clearly.
2) Has anyone had their pacemaker moved to a less obvious and more comfortable position (I can't imagine it will be easy to backpack etc)?
3) I have two little children and I want to play with them and carry them, but I'm paranoid about pulling out my leads right now. Has this happened to anyone and what caused it? What did it feel like?
Any input is really appreciated. Overall, I'm happy to have my PM, it gives me lots of peace of mind.