2 Cardiac Arrests = Pacemaker
Is it normal to feel pain around the pacemaker site? I am experiencing aches and pinprick pain throughout the day and night around my pace maker, toward my underarm, top of breast and across my chest. What can I do besides OTC to relieve this issue?
I had acute respiratory failure with hypoxia and 26 hrs later (after "great vitals" and a plan to be released from ICU), I had a cardiac arrest asystole. No one can explain why I had an asystole or what my heart condition is. I was in ICU when I was told that I was getting a pacemaker. I didn't have a choice and don't remember any discussion about this. I saw a NP a week after surgery who could not answer my questions. I can't get into the cardio office for a month in regards to the aches and pains. It feels like this was "done to me" and I have since been dismissed by cardio. I have a device check soon, but was told that they won't be able to answer my questions regarding my hospital stay and procedure. I'm am frustrated, in pain, and sad that no one wants to help.