My pacemaker placement was April 2019. Surgeon was behind schedule, I woke up during surgery and Fentanyl does not work on me. Lots of pain because one of the leads was not attacked properly so I know how it feels to be tazed from the inside. Second surgery the following day to attach lead in correct place.
I can not walk fast anymore without becoming light headed. I was told by PA that is my life now. Adjust. I am being mildly shocked on a daily basis which I was also told to live with it.
The original reason for the pacemaker was a left branch bundle block. All my other tests came back normal. No obstructions, valves and chambers normal. Now I have Afib, which I did not have before surgery. Two new meds to add to my growing list. Will be changing, for a third time, to new cardiologist.
More than anything I am disappointed that my life is less than it was. Anyone feel that way?