Hello everyone. I am a newbie with a Medtronic 2 lead PM that was put in 3 days ago. I have stage 2 heart block, Morbiz II. I'm 67 year old female that is a little over weight. With the onslot of the heart block I have had very little activity because my pulse would drop so low and I would be exhausted. Since I have gotten the PM, I feel great with a normal, non erratic pulse.
My question is with the pain I am experiencing in the incision site. It is not hot, not red, not weepy through the steri strips, but boy, does my chest on the righ side hurt!!!! I can actually feel the device under the strips too, even though I know that is probably normal. But is it normal for this type of tender pain? I find I am over compensating with posture and I can only sleep on my back which is hard as I'm a side sleeper. Can this also cause discomfort acrost my chest and back? I did not recieve any kind of pain medication so I'm just taking tylenol every 4 -6 hrs and using ice. I can tolerate it if I know this is temporary, but just affraid something is not quite right. My check up is in 4 days.
Thanks for any feed back.