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Bypass one year on

pollensa
pollensa

I had a bypass back in June last year there is a lot of information about the recovery after the op but not a year on I am not overweight but still find hills a bit of a struggle but I can walk for miles on the flat I walk about 10 miles a week or maybe more but I don't fill I have completely recovered is this the best I can expect or in time will my health improve more.

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skid112
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Hi pollensa,

I had a bypass Nov 2016, hills even now are sometimes a struggle but it does get better. Currently in training for a longer stretch of walking I do at least one 15 mile walk a week and normally manage 6 a day though the recent heatwave has slowed that down. Keep persevering, maybe try some breathing exercises. I try and breathe in for 8 seconds, then breathe out for 10 does help.

Regards Mark

pollensa
pollensa
in reply to skid112

Thanks Mark I will try the breathing exercise it is nice to know it is not just me.

Cheers

Alan

Hi Pollensa, great news on what you are doing. The interesting thing about this forum is the differences in peoples recovery, every one is different. You are probably doing more than some people who have not had a heart event. So I think its fantastic. If you want to do more and struggle with hills, which most 'healthy' people would, then see what your GP says. I am 18 weeks post op and feel like I am well on the road to normality, walking the dog at least a couple of miles a day, less in this heat. Did you do cardio rehab? I felt this was a great source of information and support. Best of luck x

pollensa
pollensa
in reply to wiltsgirl

Hi Wiltsgirl

Sorry for the delay in replying I have been away for a few days your right every one is different in the way they recover it sounds like you are doing very well I forgot to put my age in the post I made I have just turned 63 and I also love to walk my dog I hope all goes well now for you and thanks once again for your response.

Kind Regards

Alan Carter

pollensa
pollensa
in reply to wiltsgirl

Hi Wiltsgirl

I forgot to say yes I did go for 12 weeks to cardio rehab but there was only one other person who had a heart bypass there so could not find much about how other people were getting on with regards to fitness, I also had heart attack a few years ago which I think would make a difference to my fitness.

Kind Regards

Alan Carter

wiltsgirl
wiltsgirl
in reply to pollensa

Hi Alan, good to know you are doing well. My rehab nurse said dogs should be on prescription! I'm 52 and my father died in his early 40's so mine is family related. Still came as a shock. I think I should do more fitness, its difficult as I'm a bit scared of what the results may be. Trying to go back to playing tennis now this hot weather seems to have turned. Best of luck x

pollensa
pollensa
in reply to wiltsgirl

Mine is family related to my dad died 30 years ago of a massive heart attack and my grandad went the same way and none of us had ever smoked as regards to getting back normal I have just taken things slow a bit more walking each day I am not a gym person but I find walking has helped a lot it's just those hills lol but I think this is about as good as I can get health wise which is fine by me it's early days for you at the moment keep walking your dog and let me know how you progress you will get much better I promise it just takes time.

Cheers for now

Alan Carter

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