repositioning of ICD
I recently (3 weeks ago) had my first ICD implanted on the left side of my chest under muscle. I'm a small person and know the doctor didn't have much room to fit in the ICD. I feel like the ICD is pressing into my armpit and as a result have daily and what I feel is unnecessary pain in arm and shoulder. I've lost the ability to reach my left hand across my body to touch my right upper arm and shoulder. Walking vigorously irritates my arm and shoulder. Also, I can't sleep on my right side because there is no place to rest my arm where the ICD isn't pressing into it. Before you ask, yes, I'm using my arm and following doctor's orders to not lift it above shoulder height, behind me, pick up heavy things, etc...) When I saw the nurse last week and mentioned my concerns, she said I will likely need to have the device repositioned. I see the doctor for a device check in 2 weeks. My questions for you:
Is this common and has anyone else been in this situation? Could you offer advice or comments? Am I expecting too much too soon? Am I likely to lose something else if the device is repositioned? How long is recovery for this procedure?
I'm frustrated and feel like I'm wasting time when I could be busy getting back to my very active lifestyle.