Day 3 post op.
I'm so grateful to be able to read the posts and wonderful, supportive, informative responses. I'm not sure if I'm unrealistic in my expectations, or if if I need to find a different doctor. I feel I'm alone.
The hospital told me to go back to my cardiologist for follow up and not the EP who did the implant. I said I couldn't imagine that he would provide monitoring of the settings, etc. I thought he referred me to an EP for that part of my care. They said I had to go to the cardiologist for wound check this coming week. That's fine. After my insisting, they said I could make an appointment with the EP in 3 months.
So I'm sitting here with this new thing in my body and I'm learning all about adjustments and I don't get to see anyone for 3 months? I don't even know when I'm allowed to resume daily walks.
I guess I'm a weenie, but recently I've read about shocks at the interrogation and discomfort at the HR being changed rapidly. Honestly, I wasn't sure about a PM because I didn't like having no control. For two days in a row between 11am and 1pm I felt strange; jittery, a little dizzy and mildly nauseated. And this is embarrassing but two days in a row, one cheek (maybe flank is more delicate) twitched for 10 minutes.
I know I can't automatically blame things on the PM, but when things start happening the same time daily, and I have a computer in my body, I wonder about a connection.
My 2 days of pain medication are almost done. The NSAID helped but I can't take now because I'm back on the blood thinner. Tylenol doesn't help. I feel angry because my friend had a wisdom tooth pulled last week and he got 7 days of narcotics. I'm not minimizing any pain but I can't get past how I had to really advocate for even two days worth. I have hours that are fine, but there are hours of true discomfort.
I apologize for ventilating.