Ive been slowly building my activity levels over the past few weeks, also been able to stop wearing my posthorax vest.
So today I walked with my dog 🐶around the country park in the beautiful sunshine and managed 2 miles with no real problems, in fact picked my walking pace up on the way back. So my AV replacement must be working and the walk has lifted my spirits as I have found the depression the worst part of all. Now I’m hoping to get my date to start rehab in the next week, and planning to return to work on the 7th November. My scar is almost invisible at the top and just a little tender at the bottom but have no numbness, bio oil has really helped, and also the large drainage hole has finally healed, taken 9wks. So hopefully I’ve reached my turning point, I’m sure I will have the odd bad day, but they won’t be that dark any more just a bit grey.
So for everyone facing any kind of heart surgery, it isn’t easy that’s the truth but hopefully like me on week 9 you too will turn that corner and that new person everyone was telling you about will be you ❣️💕❤️