Recovery time

I am a 68 yr old female had a pacemaker put in 5 weeks ago I still don’t feel great   Just wondered how long is the average time to bounce back I had a full electrical heartblock


3 Comments

My doctors advice

by Heid-i - 2019-10-25 20:27:14

I've only had my pacemaker for a week now so I can't yet share my experience but my doctors advice was that I still won't be able to do my normal activities till after the six week mark (including simple thing like raising my arm) and it will take six full months until completely healed 

They told me that after the six month mark I shouldn't really notice it anymore but till then I need to be mindful so it can heal

With that being said everyone is different!

If you're still feeling pain it can never hurt to check in with your doctors if you're concerned 

Recovery Time

by CMH22567 - 2019-10-26 07:13:15

Hi JimmyandJeremy

It took me 6 months. I am 48 with complete heart block.

Recovery Time.

by Graham M - 2019-10-27 18:06:12

Hi JimmyandJeremy,

I am still in the early stages (10 weeks in) and trying to come to terms.  I am 63 and have Mobitz  II block.  I took about 10 days for the surgical incision to heal and another 4 or 5 weeks before I started feeeling better.  For the first 6 weeks I continued to feel dizzy and my heart was still missing the odd beat, but this passed and I am now feeling better than I have for years.  I am back at work and trying to live as normal a life as possible.  I hope I continue to improve and hope you start feeling better soon. 

Graham.

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I had a pacemaker when I was 11. I never once thought I wasn't a 'normal kid' nor was I ever treated differently because of it. I could do everything all my friends were doing; I just happened to have a battery attached to my heart to help it work.