I hope that Meashamfox has now successfully had op. My best wishes to anyone about to have surgery. It's very scary for the relatives as well. My hubby had this op 10 weeks ago and is doing amazing well. Papworth were fabulous and we had great support from family and friends. Before the op he was always tired and sometimes breathless and sometimes a little grey/pale looking. Put this down to age (60yrs) until echocardiogram technician said you will very likely need surgery with these results!
I think the first three weeks are the worst and then things start to improve. Being able to drive at 4 weeks was great and now attending cardiac rehab exercise and lectures which are so informative. He is like a spring chicken and now I can't keep up! All our friends say how much better he looks. I think "listen to your body and attend rehab is best advice we were given.