Chest ache 2 days post surgery
I'm 50 and had my implant two days ago after a diagnosis of 2nd degree heart block (strangely type I and II have been mentioned on paperwork 🤔). I was given the impression that post-op the only pain I would suffer would be around the Surgery site. Today I had to go into hospital for a separate, unrelated scan and had to do some walking.
I had chest pain akin to what I would imagine a heart attack to feel like, my lungs ache and I find it painful to draw in a full breath. Also my windpipe hurts like I've run a race. Has anybody else had this? I mentioned to the PM tech guy that I was also have stabbing pains in my shoulder blade and lung, even though the implant is on my left. He just rather unhelpfully said I should have any pains like that. I just feel that I've been so I'll prepared for the pain and recovery by the hospital. I'd much rather choose the breathlessness and dizzy spells I had before over this which seems to be breathlessness, dizzy spells and extreme chest pain on top. I've read that while sometimes inserting the wires it can 'nick' the lungs as they are so close to the artery and this can cause pain which can go in a couple of weeks. I can manage this better if I know what I'm up against. The chest pain is still with me and I've been resting for two hours. I've also taken tramadol as the pain was so intense but it doesn't seem to touch it. Can anyone advise whether they've had this experience, what they did about it and how long it lasted?