Hi Summer, Welcome...I'm not sure what a ILR is? I will tell you however that I have a guardiant pacemaker that was implanted on 9/05 and I still feel pain/soreness at the site. I am 33 yrs old and have MS and an autonomic disorder. I have had lots of trouble with my device, during a fall I pulled out the leads to my heart which caused me to have a revision done...most likely why I have so much pain (scar tissue), and they redid the pocket that the device sits in and now it is flipping over in my chest and getting caught on my bra straps...there is always something to worry about
with these things.
When I first got the pacemaker it was at least 2 months before I felt that my chest was healed. But I do think this all depends upon the surgon and how well they did the implant...My first surgery was good but the lead revision was a nightmare and it was all down hill from there. I would certianly talk to your cardiologist regarding it. They should of given you a list of things you can do and cant...and an expectation of healing time.
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