Newbie Here with Questions
On 12/30 I received my first PM. It is a Biotronik dual chamber PM. I am 39 years old and was diagnosed with sick sinus syndrome. The odd part is that mine was only when I slept. I have pretty bad OSA as well. During the day I had no pauses or bradycardia, but when I slept I would pause up to 8 seconds and my HR would drop really low. After they adjusted the pressure for my sleep apnea the pauses reduced to 4 seconds and under but it would happen nightly. As for the bradycardia the lowest BPM that was caught was 21BPM. Anyhow my question today is about my recovery. I am experiencing stabbing chest pain and back pain. I am really tired as well. Almost flu like symptoms, you know that tired, weak feeling? I know everyone heals different but thought I would see if anyone else has experienced this. I also should add that I was put to sleep during the procedure. I wasn't awake due to my OSA. The stabbing pain hurts more when I bend down or move really quickly and my chest feels sore as well. I don't have any signs of infection, my chest x-ray was normal, my blood work was normal and my docs think it will pass. They mentioned possible Pericarditis, but they don't think I would have it from the surgery. Anyhow any input would be appreciated. Thank you for reading my post and I hope everyone had a nice new years!