Luella shares the recover time for her five different pacemakers.
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Pacemaker Placement Recovery Time - Luella's Story Well, the first one that they put in, they said I could go to work the next day, which I didn’t. I took time off and then the third one, but when they had to change the lead, the doctors were very careful. He didn’t want me driving for three weeks and not raising my arm and this last one, I was restricted to not driving for a while, but I was just very black and blue from the last one. The last one was the hardest, but I think probably now that I realize they removed a lead, that’s probably why my arms and my upper torso was black and blue.