PM placement change..how soon?
I'm still only about 3.5 weeks into life with a PM and I'm really struggling with how enormous it seems. I'm super thin/boney and I talked to the doc beforehand about potentially placing it in the muscle...he was reluctant and said they usually only do that on people who are so thin, they barely have enough skin to pull over the device...now, being in this group it seems to me that thats not so true, and plenty of people have it in the muscle. Not to mention, you can practically see every bone in my chest so I still don't understand why he didn't think it was going to be so very visible. When friends have seen it, they gasp. It's not just bump, definitely juts out a solid inch and I've bumped it on things already because of that. Maybe this is normal, I have no point of reference for someone my age/body type.
So, my question is...how soon can I get its placement changed? In that original convo, my doc said if I absolutely could not live with it they could do it in the muscle when they change the battery, but thats like 5 to 8 years from now. He also said that he wasn't sure insurance would cover the change in placement. So. I feel trapped. And its taking a much bigger toll on my mental health than I anticipated. I'm young, have always been fit, active, and healthy. I desperately wish I had advocated for myself more beforehand and insisted that he place it under the muscle. Does anyone have any insight on this?
Thank you all !