Pacemaker shoulder pain

I had a Biotronic pacemaker inserted on June 22, 2019. I needed a second lead. This is my 3rd pacemaker since initial insertion in October/2009. The first one had an abscess in behind the pacemaker. That pacemaker was removed in Dec/2009 and a new one was installed in the right side of my chest. In August/2017 I had a battery change.My shoulder was sore in January and after an ultrasound, showed there was inflammation. My doctor recommended a cortisone needle in the shoulder. I got the shot two weeks ago. However my arm has been sore before this. My pacemaker surgical site is healed, but gets very itchy. I also have pain through the site. Was wonderingif anyone else has developed an infection this long after their surgery.


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I am just now 40 but have had these blackouts all my life. I am thrilled with the pacer and would do it all over again.