Most Recent Messages in Surgery & Recovery
I had PM implanted 10 days ago on a "rush" and didn't have any preparation time. In addition, my lung was nicked so I have a small pneumothorax. It is hard to discern whether small stabs of pain on left side - arm, shoulder, chest - are from healing process of surgery and collapsed lung or more serious. And I have so little energy. Feeling a bit discouraged and anxious. Any words of encouragement would be appreciated.
Received my pacemaker yesterday I can feel the pulse signal. Hard to go to sleep. Is this normal or is it a setting
i am about to get a pm soon, I am very very nervous and scared about the recovery. I have decided that I want to implant the pm in the muscle so I won't be able to look at the lump on my skin as I am very anxious. Who has the pm implanted in the muscle? Can you tell me about the recovery? Is it very painful? How long does it take to recover?
Hi, I've had my pacemaker 2 weeks. Friday had my first check up. I was very nervous as to what it look like under the bandage. I'm happy to say it looked really good. I was very nervous but everything was fine. Arm soreness is still there but it's getting better. I wondered why there was a tingling sensation around my pacemaker I was told it's part of the healing with the nerves. So that made me feel better. I'm still nervous about over using my left...
Got my device upgraded from PM to ICD to handle the sustained vtac episodes.My EP had to extract 2 leads by going through the groin and luckily it went smooth.I guess its one silver lining of having surgeries done at a relatively young age.Now I am Bi-V paced and the pain isn't too bad.Hoping to get back to my IT work in a couple of days. WFH due to covid means I dont have to commute atleast till June and may be longer.Thank you for all your encouraging words and support.BTW the name I ch...
Can people remember how long it was before there was no pain in the heart after their first implant?
It seems to flare up a day or so after exercise still and I'm now at four months.
It's not excruciating more like a mild toothache type pain that throbs .
I am SO glad I found this site!
I received my first and my hope is, my last pacemaker implant on 1/19/2021 . Medtronic, Azure Xt two lead.
Diagnosis was Sick Sinus Syndrome. I do have a history of ablated SVT of about 8 years ago. I had a mild case of Covid 1/3/21 and it is 50/50 if it was the Covid or my history of ablation according to which doctor you speak to.
I am 58 ,was healthy and active, so It was a shock to me when they said "...
I will be having a third wire inserted into my Biotronik pacemaker to my left ventricle. I have diastolic heart failure. Am 79. Anybody had this done? My Cleveland Clinic team here in Northern Virginia tells me it is done frequently. Hopefully will give me a little more pep.
End of November 2020 I had my PM fitted for continued AF, I have done everything I was told like no raising your arm above your head etc, 7 weeks ,after implant I had AV-Node Ablation which was done mid January 2021, everything with heart is going well just got to go back end of this month to have lower rate lowered to 60 from 80
Unfortunately I am suffering with a frozen shoulder which I was told could happen plus slight tenderness around the armpit a...
After week of having my CRT-D installed, my recovery is really not too bad. No excessive pain, and my 8 cm scar seems to heal ok.
A nurse will check the stiches on Monday, and I seem good to go. I am having problems trying to leave my arm down.
But my over-all health is way worse than before the surgery.
I saw my house doctor Wednesday, and my symptoms made him think a had Covid, and he asked my to do a test.
Soo happy that came back ne...
So, I'm 19, I got my pacemaker two years ago. It's one lead and was put in for 2nd Degree AV Heart Block.
I've experienced random chest pain over the two years (sharp almost cramp like pain). They don't last for a long time--a few second, maybe a minute or two max.
I was wondering if anyone else experiences this? Or if you did and it went away.
Thank you! I hope you all have a lovely day!
I had my first 2 lead pacemaker put in last year July 21st. This is my 3rd pacemaker, I had my first one put in in 2003 and never had any problems with the first or second, but they were both single leads. Since I've had this one, I've been in constant pain around my pacemaker, into my arm, and up my neck. I had an infection for the first 8 weeks after it was put in, and there was a hole in the incision that didn't heal for 2 1/2 month...
My CRT-D Biotronik 3 leads was installed on Friday.
Today, on Monday, my skin is still sore, as is the muscle beneath.
I was hoping the device would be smaller, and less visible, but it is what it is.
I am happy to have found out that my strapless bra is mandatory for me. Having a large size, I feel relieve when I wear it.
After the surgery, I had a bad experience with the morphine they gave me. I had a local anestheasia. I had bad nausea and nearly fainted...
Thanks to everyone who commented on my initial message. I seem to be having some instability in the way I feel since my ablation and then my subsequent PM needed due to bradycardia. I can't help from feeling like I would rather still have my A-Fib incidents once every couple of months rather than getting the ablation because since then I became bradycardic and received a Pacemaker and I constantly feel nauseated or symtomatic, similar to how I felt whenever I had an A-Fib inc...
In January this year, I had a 2:1 partial heart block, which saw me taken to hospital, then an op (for a dual chamber pacemaker implant), very quickly performed. I had 3/4 hour notice; my heart rate had been 33 BPM.
I had complications and a further week in hospital (total of 9 days), due to vomiting and post procedure pericarditis/pericardial effusion (fluid around heart). I have made slow, but steady progress, but last night slept on my right side and awoke with awful pain i...
anyone develop nausea and stomach pains after implant of cardio pacemaker? thank you.
I had my pacemaker implanted three months ago but I still have occasional stinging and discomfort especially at night. I'm 70 years old and quite active but wondering if this is normal. I spoke to my cardiologist several times he said give it longer.. any help would be appreciated.
2 weeks post CRT D and I've noticed on my fitbit that my pulse is over 100 before I get out of bed. My first check up is in 2 weeks but I'm just wondering if this is common after a new pacemaker and if its cause for concern. I did phone the hospital but they said they couldn't say anything until I came in 2 weeks. To be honest, without the fitbit I wouldn't be any the wiser and when I went to bed my BP was 119/72 so it seems to be some sort of dawn phenomenon similar to blood...
Hi! I am new to the group. Just got a pacemaker two weeks ago due to long pauses between heart beats and a low heart rate. Today I went for a short walk and I was winded, dizzy, had chest pressure and felt like my heart was pounding through my chest. I am a very active, fit 44 year old female and feeling a bit frustrated and uneasy about a slow walk causing such uncomfortable symptoms. I ended up getting the pacemaker because of dizziness and chest pressure and n...
2 weeks after surgery, today I received the "card" with pacemaker details and it says I have a Boston Guidant pacemaker? I can only see Boston scientific on Google. When I did a search on this website nothing came up. I find it worrying that I have something not in the wider community. Has anyone else had this model ?
You know you're wired when...
You participate in the Pacer Olympics.
I finished 29th in London in 2 hours 20 minutes 30 seconds which is my fastest with or without a device so clearly it didnt slow me down ! I had no problems apart from some slight chaffing on my scar - more Vaseline next time.