Recovering after pacemaker implant

  • by Tux
  • 2020-05-07 23:23:05
  • Coping

 It has been four weeks since I received my pacemaker.  Received it due to pauses in heart rate. I also have age of the relation.  Today trying to do normal housework cleaning out cupboards and refrigerator etc. had to constantly push myself so very very tired and weak. Question is this normal ?   Was not this week and tired before the pacemaker.


I still get tired.

by Sherry B - 2020-05-07 23:59:46

Im in my fith week after getting a pacemaker and I still get tired after doing household things I have to be careful not to over do it. I started back working 3 days a week for only 4 hours a day and I still find myself tired on my days off. I think its important to rest and not push to hard. My brain wants to do much more than my body is up to. I'm 72 

Adjustments at first checkup

by LondonAndy - 2020-05-08 05:28:12

Others may be able to comment better than I can, as mine was a "side show" to the main event, and was inserted due to surgical complication during heart surgery - so got mine a week after a much bigger operation.  However, just to say that when you go for your first checkup they will analyse the performance so far, and ask for your feedback on how you have felt, and they can make adjustments to the settings to improve, particularly regarding "rate reponse" - the technology by which the pacemaker increases the beats per minute to match your exertion.


by Tracey_E - 2020-05-08 09:52:57

It's possible you need your settings adjusted. I would not push it, if something makes you feel bad don't do it until you know what's going on. Give them a call if you don't already have a follow up soon. 

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