Problems with pacemaker
Hi All had mine fitted 9 weeks ago during worst of Covid. Was done within a week of being told I needed it without any prior discussion. Worst experience of my life as surgery was both brutal and barbaric. Went home same day only to be on way back in two hours with chest pain and difficulty breathing. Back to theatre as vent lead had moved and punctured wall of heart. Pain was worse than b4 (sedation didn't work either ) pain was worse than day before as I was already so bruised and swollen Next thing was told I had pneumonia and then went into AF. The pacemaker is so high up that it catches on my bones when I move arm forward or turn over in bed. Told it will take 6 months to migrate. Now find myself on meds for AF and blood thinners and being told that I should ease back on my lifestyle. Don't really want to be in this club!! Are my experiences normal or have I just been unlucky?
You know you're wired when...
Your kids call you Cyborg.
I had a pacemaker when I was 11. I never once thought I wasn't a 'normal kid' nor was I ever treated differently because of it. I could do everything all my friends were doing; I just happened to have a battery attached to my heart to help it work.