recovery time

How long does it take to get back the energy to do workouts like you did before the PM surgery? Was doing 4 to 5 hours a day now 45 min seems to wear me out.


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re:Recovery Time

by chip - 2008-09-03 02:09:13

If you're like me it will about 5 weeks before you can do most of what you did prior to the implant. I was about 8 weeks post implant before I was completely back to my normal routine. The most important advice I can give you is to FOLLOW YOUR DOCTORS ORDERS and don’t try to be a hero. If your regular workout tires you too much talk to your doctor and see if could possibly be an issue with a setting. I know I tired easily when they changed my settings and was only being paced in one chamber. When the setting was changed back to dual pacing – wham – back to feeling great again. My pacemaker has given me a new lease on life, I feel great and have energy to burn (most of the time). It just seems that it sometimes takes a little tweaking with the settings to get it just right so don’t be shy and talk to your doctor.

Recovery time......

by maryanne - 2008-09-03 03:09:01

Sounds like you are a very active person.....chances are it won't take you long. Just remember you have had surgery....if you do weights you might have to weight 5 -6 weeks for the muscle around the sight to heal. Don't push it....good for you for getting back at. Always check with your doctor and let him know what it is you like to do for excercise and let it be a joint effort to get you back to your active self again.

Cheers and good health to you....

Also see for recovery time

by ccmoore - 2008-09-03 04:09:04

This web site has a ton of experiences archived on it.
Also go to the "Surgery & Recovery" tab and read up.

Later, Charlie

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But I think it will make me feel a lot better. My stamina to walk is already better, even right after surgery. They had me walk all around the floor before they would release me. I did so without being exhausted and winded the way I had been.