Hello everyone, I am a member on another Inspire sight for Sarcoidosis. Three different cardio electrophysiologists advised I was a high risk for sudden death due to a heart block caused by that disease. I had an ICD implanted in May 2012. It has been over 4 months and it is still extremely painful. I am not a big person and do not have a lot a fat in my chest wall, it sticks out quite noticeably. I can live with scar and the "third boob" but the tenderness and pain are a challenge. Bra straps, seat belts and skin tenderness are a daily "pain "I have seen old post on this site on this topic and wonder if anyone has had their ICD for some time and if this will get better. I almost want to tell my doctor to remove it but want to see my grandchildren grow up. I had no heart symptoms at all, the block was discovered with an EKG. Is this the norm for us women and why are these things so much bigger than pacemakers? My husband has a PM and you can hardly see it.