Three strikes and you're out!

Has anyone had this experience? In the past 10 months I have been into surgery, first to implant the PM and then to repair the leads twice. In each case I have become very ill two days after returning from the hospital. I mean sick in bed! No appetite, weak, sick to my stomach for two or three weeks! The Drs can't figure it out. They say you must of caught the flu in the hospital. Three out of three times? Could a PM make you sick like that in recovery? Help


Me Too

by saragunther - 2007-05-01 07:05:10

I also got very sick after my second surgery when they had to do a lead revision. When I came home from the hospital the very next day I felt like I had the flu which lasted for about a week.I believe I caught some sort of bug while I was in there. Let's face it there are alot of germs in there. I don't believe the PM made you sick. I guess it all depends on your immune system.I hope you are feeling better now.

That's strange

by admin - 2007-05-01 08:05:27

I have never heard of others getting sick from a new pacemaker being implanted. I'm not saying it's not possible, just that its a new side effect to me.

Please let us know how if you figure it out.


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