So it's about 8 months since I had open heart surgery to repair an aortic aneurysm. I'm currently 44 and was pretty fit before surgery. I've been through cardiac rehab and over the summer I've rejoined a gym and am training with a personal trainer. I try to go once a week on my own too as well as walking and cycling around town. I'm working / volunteering part time at the moment.
I'm wondering what other people's experience of recovery is. I find that I get very tired after exercise or if I've had a busy day, I'm invariably wiped out the next day and have to rest.
Is this to be expected at this point? Should I be pushing myself / expect more at this stage of recovery?
I welcome to hear of other people's experience.