How should it look?
I am always asking questions! Getting on for five weeks after my dual chamber pacemaker was put it. The area is still a bit swollen but the bruising which was very bad has almost gone. I am concerned about the site - it is very raised and I can feel the hardness of the pacemaker protruding on one side much more than the other. This is visible as well.
The scar is raised and hard like a bone on top of the raised site of the pacemaker - it just doesn't feel right. Have looked for pictures on the internet but can't find anything. How do I know how it should look? I don't know anyone with a pacemaker.
I am seeing the cardiologist on Tuesday because I am also very short of breath - I didn't have that problem before the pacemaker implant. Lung function test and xray normal.
My doctor said I would like a 'new woman' after the impant. I do - I feel tired, breathless, disfigured and so uncomfortable when I sleep due to the protrusion of the pacemaker. I want the 'old one' back. I didn't have any symptoms because my problem only showed on the 24hr ECG at night - missing beats while I was asleep.
Think I am finding it very hard to come to terms with my pacemaker. I felt I was a young 61 - but not now!