Arm movement limits after pacemaker insertion?
Hi I am due to have a pacemaker on 30th November, and have just received some leaflets on what happens after surgery.
I am now worried how I will manage as I use a self propelled wheelchair (due to syncope, no motor deficits) and rely heavily on my arms and upper body. I am also a swimmer and run on an alterG treadmill.
It would be awesome if the pacemaker enabled me to stand without fainting but I am realistic in my expectation and would be thrilled just to be less lightheaded sitting and to be off propantheline.
I have read such different advice regarding moving your left arm, ranging from 4 weeks of no vigorous arm movement (no definition given) to avoiding any repetitive arm movement on that side for life! That would leave me needing a power chair.
Please can somebody help me out with what to expect in this respect?