Pacemaker Implanted 2 Days Ago!
I just had a dual chamber pacemaker implanted on Thursday 13/July. My symptoms were immediately cured, and I'm super thankful! The pain immediately afterward and the first night was so bad that I couldn't sleep and could barely walk to the bathroom. Last night I took an Ultram that I have for migraines and was able to sleep while propped up on the couch, but the pain was still a 5 or so (all relative, I know.) The pain is much better today, but I've noticed chest pain when breathing (not constant,) and when I walked to get the mail I was short of breath (boo!) and had chest pain (the same as before the pacemaker implantation.) Is this normal during the recovery process?
My EP is on vacation for a week, and the cardiac cath lab is closed because it's Saturday. I don't want to go to the ED for something that isn't an issue/is part of the recovery process. Any advice is appreciated!
You know you're wired when...
You forecast electrical storms better than the weather network.
I am 100% pacemaker dependant and have been all my life. I try not to think about how a little metal box keeps me alive - it would drive me crazy. So I lead a very active life.