Pacemaker Aches (and Pains)
My Pacemaker was installed back in October, 2020. To make a VERY long story short, I had immediate (and painful) complications with the placement of the bottom lead which was tweaked repeatedly, then repositioned (twice), and then (when all that didn't solve the problem) was just simply shut off. My Electrophysiologist says I am incredibly sensitive to the bottom lead when it paces, so you'd think that shutting of the bottom would do the trick, and it has—for the most part. I'm doing pretty super, but occasionally, I'll still get what I call these short "thumps". Anyone else going through this?
Also, much of the time I hardly notice (or don't notice whatsoever) the PM. BUT sometimes I am VERY aware of the device. It's not so much painful as it is a pronounced ache that can radiate down my left arm. Cold weather is one spark, I'd say. Did some lifting the other day which made everything just plain hurt. Is this normal?
Thanks in advance for the advice and info.