pacemaker

resently i had a pacemaker surgery. i want to know how long it will take to get back to my usual activity routine. Olus i would also want to ask can i do weigted training or strength training after or later have a pacemaker in me?

please reply to it, as soon as possible...


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healing

by Tracey_E - 2020-06-30 14:08:30

A lot will depend on why you got the pacer and what condition you were in before getting the pacer, but most of us are back to our old routines within 1-2 months. 

My doctor doesn't give me any restrictions. I do Crossfit, with his blessing so push ups, pull ups, Olympic lifting, running, rowing, etc.

If you feel up to it  and your doctor is ok with it, you can be out walking now. Don't get in the water or get too sweaty due to infection risk until the incision is well healed. Don't lift anything heavy or raise the left arm overhead for 4-6 weeks, or whatever they told you. Other than that, do what you feel up to. 

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by CyborgMike - 2020-06-30 21:49:13

David,

Welcome to the club. I've spent a fair amount of time in Kolkata - mostly down in Salt Lake on business, but no time in Iraq. You are young and it sounds like you have a demanding job. You didn't mention what condition triggered the need for the pacemaker -- that might be a bigger factor than the PM with regards to getting back to work. As Tracey says, you should be back in the kitchen very soon, light exercising by six weeks, and back to normal within 2-3 months. I did very light physical therapy stretches for my left arm in the first few months that really helped it recover.

Good luck!

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