Please wear the stupid sling!!!
I am having two leads fixed tomorrow, so please wear the sling, even if they tell you its okay to "use your arm' after one week. I really tried my best to follow the instructions of the people who supposedly know best, but now I am having my doubts. both my doctor and the nurse that checks the device after the first week said use your arm, live your life. maybe they should know what that entails. i took their advice and know now that after just two weeks, a lead had come out, of course no one would support this until my defibrillator malfunctioned and I got the crap shocked out of me three times within about 3 nimutes! I thought the thing was trying to kill me!!! A simple chest x-ray will confirm whether or not a lead has come lose, so please use lots of caution the first few weeks, and if you have a feeling something may have come lose, get an x-ray. God Bless us all!