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Old 04-27-2010, 02:38 PM
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Backpack straps for pacemaker implants?

I am a lucky male wearer of a implanted pacemaker, and I want to re-enter the world of backpacking soon. Does anyone know of any alternate shaped backpack shoulder strap that can bypass the pacemaker area on the left shoulder about 2 inches anterior of the neck, right under the collar bone? The skin covering the implant gets irritated very quickly, even with just a T-shirt rubbing against it at times. NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 03-09-2011, 04:53 PM
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I just saw your thread and wondered if you ever figured anything out? I have a pacemaker as well, a NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 03-09-2011, 06:54 PM
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what about something like an adhesive foam donut? if you could find adhesive backed flexible foam th NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 03-10-2011, 03:02 PM
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I do have various thickneses of soft foa I could try. I am hoping the rubbing will not be an issue, NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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