Placement of the pacemaker

My pacemaker was fitted 2 weeks ago... it was a complete shock. I knew something wasn't quite right, but wasn't sure what it was. I had chemo 2 years ago and it seems this has affected my heart. I'm a bit concerned about the location of the actual pm... it seems to be very close to my shoulder and I it seems to obstruct the movement of my left arm across my body... anyone else had this experience?.. thank you 😊 


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placemaker placement

by new to pace.... - 2022-10-21 21:27:41

Hi, you have to remember  your pacemaker is new.  Give this some time to heal .  You will be able to move your arm across your body.  Just remember to keep moving your shoulder  and just not lift anything heavy.

After your implant you should  have received instructions as what you should not do at first .  In time you will have good movement  and forget it is there.

If you have any questions for your Doctor write them down for your first appt.

just remember to stay hydrated 

new to pace

PM placement

by Debbie01 - 2022-10-22 05:45:47

Hello, I'm 5 weeks in and yes it's was in  my way too when I move my arm across my body but I've realised  its  less intrusive now and I can sleep on my left-sided. Only last couple of nights.

Mine was a massive shock too but I've definitely  turned a positive  corner. 

It takes time for it to settle and heal just keep making those baby steps!! 

Thanks

by Skier#62 - 2022-10-22 08:54:41

Thanks for your responses... Good to know others in the same boat, really reassuring x

Placement of pm

by DiD - 2022-10-23 08:17:08

Hi, Di from UK

had my pm inserted five weeks ago and still worry I'm pushing it sideways when I move my arm across my body. 
 

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