Log in or register to post comments Last Post Nicholas B. Recipient Drive line Thu, 03/13/2014 - 2:28PM My husband will have VAD surgery March 25. He is right handed. Any right handed folks with VADs find it difficult to have the line on the right? Left? Or it doesn't matter? Log in or register to post comments 9917 reads #1 Steve V. 16 months with my LVAD I am right handed - I think being… Thu, 03/13/2014 - 9:43PM 16 months with my LVAD I am right handed - I think being right handed makes it easier My LVAD saved my life and my quality of life is great!!!!!!!!! #2 Nicholas B. So glad to hear you are doing well and enjoying life. We… Thu, 03/13/2014 - 10:14PM So glad to hear you are doing well and enjoying life. We are so looking forward to those feelings again too! Does your driveline go to the left or right? Thank you for responding. Linda #3 Steve V. Driveline goes to the right which means your controller… Thu, 03/13/2014 - 11:37PM Driveline goes to the right which means your controller will be closer to right hand I use Underarmour (go to underarmour website)football shorts with pockets intended for thigh & hip pads instead i place batteries in thigh pockets and controller in right hip - pleated shorts or dockers make the equipment nealry invisible and allow plenty of comfort for playing golf - surgery & recovery are a challenge but 3 to 6 months into it life gets real normal trust your lvad team and beleive #4 Brenda W. I asked my surgeon to put on my left side as i sleep on my… Tue, 04/08/2014 - 4:53PM I asked my surgeon to put on my left side as i sleep on my right side. You can personally request whether the drive line goes to the left or right, they will respect your wishes and health wise it doesn't matter which side its on! #5 Ray R. I am right handed but mine is on the left side of my belly… Sun, 05/04/2014 - 9:46PM I am right handed but mine is on the left side of my belly button. I do not like where it is because it is at the same height as my pant line so my pants so if I wear tight pants it hurts it. #6 Mnbennett5@comcast.net B. I had my LVAD put in on the 23rd and it is on right side. I… Wed, 05/07/2014 - 2:46PM I had my LVAD put in on the 23rd and it is on right side. I haven't had and problems..