Possible Infection after New Pacemaker
I just had an upgrade pacemaker and ventricle lead put in early for heart block before my pacemakers battery was ready to be replaced.
I went into the hospital thinking I had COVID, and they found heart enzymes in my blood and when I was sleeping my heartrate would fall down into the 20's.
They quickly put in a new 2 lead pacemaker, and now I can breath so much breath better, and now I don't pass out. But it's been 2 weeks ago and the site is still really painful, the pocket that the pacemaker is in is so painful that when I move and the pacemaker moves, it hurts really bad. It was draining, but it finally stopped, or almost stopped, it's leaving a little crust on the edge of the incision, but not like it was doing. My arm/ shoulder are very painful, I can't move my arm a lot, and when I do, it is so painful. It feels like small electric shocks in my chest.
Has anyone experienced this? If you have I would really like to hear what you have experienced. Or if you could just have any ideas what this could be, I would love to hear what your thoughts are. Thank you so much for reading this! I really appreciate it!