I would love to sleep on my left side with left arm rised and under the pillow. Its my natural position, and the most comfortable. However, I had to have a cable replaced due to unknown malfunction a year ago, and since then I've not dared to rise my arm above my head.
Nothing to do with doctors orderds,the cable had high impedance (not cut but likely too deeply anchored and developed scarring). Yet I connected that failure to rising arm above my head, as a nasty doctor told me I had done the damage by swimming breast stroke.
My new generator is placed so much on the side that sleeping arm against ribs hurts. I cannot sleep on my back for breathing (not fat, just tight throat), so I have stuck to right side which wakes me several times a night as its uncomfortable.
I cannot see my pacemaker people in the next 6 months to talk about this as I'm stuck abroad and private side here does not do pacemaker checks, only emergencies. Its distance read,and absolutely normal..yet I'm scared I 'break' another cable.
Any suggestions? Has anyone asked if you can sleep with arm above shoulder level?