I am 67 and had a complete heart block and had pacemaker put in Oct 8, 2019. On Oct 28, 2019 I was at emergency room sitting with my mom when I had dizzy spell. They rushed me to a room and was determined my heart rate was 30-40. I had to have the procedure redone. A lead was bad. I'm having a hard time sleeping in a bed. I definitely can't sleep on my left side where it's at under my collar bone. I'm short and surgeon had a hard time putting it in. But if I sleep on my right the PM bulges on one side. I'm worried about dislodging wires. Am I over thinking this? I've also decided on a different cardiologist. I was having palpitations and was told PM is working perfectly. The new doctor did Echogram. I had extra heartbeats that was causing it and they also adjusted the pacemaker and put me on a prescription a heart blocker. The palpitations are very few now! Glad I switched to one who listened to me. Also he's a specialist. I wish I could sleep in a bed.
You know you're wired when...
You have an excuse for being a couch potato.
I have had my pacer since 2005. At first it ruled my life. It took some time to calm down and make the mental adjustment. I had trouble sleeping and I worried a lot about pulling wires. Now I just live my life as I wish.