Hi I got my first pacemaker last week. I was told not to lift anything heavier than 20 lbs or place my arm over my shoulder for a month. I am 42 and have a 5 week old baby. The baby weighs just over 10lbs and I have been mainly carrying him on my right arm and only using the left to make sure he doesn't fall.
When I sleep I often extend my arm over my head when I sleep on my side. Since I have had the pacemaker in I have involuntarily brought my arm up over my head twice while asleep. Neither time was for more than a second as I woke up immediatly, cursed myself for doing it, and put it back down. I am as cautious as I am able and constantly worrying that I am going to do something which will negatively effect this recent surgery. I have no frame of reference as to how easily these leads are dislodged and worrying about whether or not I have/will is causing significant anxiety. Can anyone tell me if what I have done could or will cause the leads to become displaced? If they have/do how would I know? I am brand new to this stuff and can't tell you the worry the whole thing causes me.