Pacemaker site

So my husband had the pacemaker surgery 2 years ago in May and ever since then the site in his chest has been very uncomfortable for him.  Mostly when trying to sleep, he can't find a position that doesn't hurt 🙁 any suggestions?


3 Comments

Sleeping with the pm

by Queen50 - 2020-01-31 21:51:15

I sleep every night with a firm square pillow (read decorator one) and drape one arm over it. I actually have 2 pillows so when I turn over I don’t have to take the pillow with me. I’m a side sleeper so basically I’m hugging the pillow all night. Works for me   Best wishes for a good night sleep!  

Sleeping with the pm

by Queen50 - 2020-01-31 21:52:33

I sleep every night with a firm square pillow (read decorator one) and drape one arm over it. I actually have 2 pillows so when I turn over I don’t have to take the pillow with me. I’m a side sleeper so basically I’m hugging the pillow all night. Works for me   Best wishes for a good night sleep!  

Sleeping with PM

by FaithGrace - 2020-02-01 14:34:13

Don't give up hope!  It took me a good 1.5 - 2 years to be able to sleep comfortably with my pacemaker.  Now I can sleep on my left & right sides most nights without thinking too much that I even have the device.  Also, as stated above, hugging a pillow was my greatest help when it did bother me.  Best wishes for a good nights rest & continued healing! 

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