Guitars, seatbelts, and subpectoral implant
Still working through my diagnosis (asymptomatic, vagal-mediated AV block) with my doctor but I wanted to float a few questions. I am in the "acceptance" phase and my goal is to get through surgery and recovery as easily as possible and get back to doing the stuff I like doing.
I am 5'10 about 140 lbs, fit but thin. One doctor kind of rolled his eyes when I asked about subpectoral implantation of a dual chamber PM. He says he does them, but said it's just "more pain". This doctor is supposedly very good but I was taken aback at his tendency toward subdermal.
1) I want to bury this thing. Does going in subpec, if you have decently defined pectoral muscles, make sense? Is it going to pose more irritation if it's under a larger muscle? I've only seen a handful of before/after subpectoral, and some of the more body-builder types have them subdermal and wear their PMs proud.
2) If I go subpec, that's going to help with irritation in the long term I'd think? More padding would let me wear my guitar strap and seatbelt vs potentially rubbing against my PM-protruding skin?
3) The doctor also said PMs tend to migrate more if they are subpectorally implanted. This makes *zero* sense to me, why wouldn't he suture down the PM all the same?
If any guitar/bass players can chime in, whether you have a subpec or subdermal PM, or if you're able to wear seatbelts as you did before you got wired, let me know.
Have a wonderful day.