Hi i read your post and most definately yes. You may want to go onto google and google out Permanent Pacemakers on the Rochester Medical Center site. They give you some pretty great guideines but hopefully your doc has also given you the guidelines. Hope this was helpful......i wouldn't do a thing without clearance from my own doc......
They've restrictions......... I told my doctor that I need to carry my daughters. He told me that's ok, no restriction for me to lift them up and carry. Both of my daughters were born after the pacemaker implanted.
I had a pacer change out 32 days ago. (This is my 2nd pacer) Everything Brooke_38 said is what my doc told me. The reason for not moving your arms over your head is to keep you from possibly dislodging the lead(s) connecting your pacer to your heart. That heals up in about 4-6 weeks. If you need more info, go to the pacemaker's website. It should give you all kinds of info.
I am grateful for my pacer. Although I am 100% dependent on it, it give me a chance to continue living my life with gusto. Good luck with your recovery.
So happy to read your comment on this subject. My doc told me I need a pacemaker and I'm totally bummed out. I love doing things outdoors and I also enjoy going to the gym. I'm 67 and he told me I would have to cut way back at the gym. I've been doing it now for 50+ years. I'm not sure I can handle the change.
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