Running After Pacemaker
I would consider myself a good distance runner but, this last year or so I've been having trouble breathing while I was running. I went from running 5min 30sec a mile to barely breaking 7min 30sec a mile. There were a few other symptoms, such as lightheadedness, syncope, bradycardia, etc.., that lead to me seeing my Doctor and the diagnosis that I need a pacemaker. I am 24 year old male, and I am pretty nervous how I will feel after the operation.
I've read a lot on this forum and the internet in general, so far all I've read is how the pacemaker made people feel worse while working out after the operation and no one seems to have their settings correctly.
My questions is does the pacemaker limit how far one can push themselves in pursuit of being in the most elite shape possible?
Has anyone had a positive experience with working out after the operation?
I understand that I am not of the normal demographic that receives a pacemaker and that the pacemaker is supposed to improve the quality of my life but, as I stated before, I haven't found much literature on the internet that supports this statement.