I'm also new to this group. I am Dutch and live in The Netherlands; 54 years old, male, and have my Medtronic 2 lead Adapta PM implanted three weeks ago, hopefully solving my AV block problem. The operation was non uneventful, because I had a total heart failure for about a minute and the operation had to ben stopped halfway. After installing a temporary PM with a lead through the groin, the operation was redone the next day and now everything works fine.
I used to enjoy going to the gym at least 4 times a week with emphases on resistence training. I have a small gym at home as well. According to my doctors, I should be able to do most of that again in a couple of weeks and I have even been doing some abs and arm training recently, which felt fine. I know I have to be careful. Scanning though earlier messages, I have seen members who have resumed resistence training but also people that say that many of weightlifting excercises should be avoided. This is a bit confusing. My PM technician doesn't seem to object to even benchpressing. I'm not a body builder, but enjoy some challenge: e.g. benchpress about 80-90 kilo's (178-198 pounds) or incl dumbell presses at 25 kilo's (55 pounds).
I'd appreciate any advice possible. Hopefully a bit encouregment as well.
Best regards and thank in advance,