Hello all of you. I had Mitral Valve repair surgery 2.5 weeks ago and I am struggling with our American Medical Nightmares. I wish we had the NHS. I am writing as I am not finding much support here for getting back to health groups. Before the surgery I was at the gym 4 days a week and walking and hiking. Today a 15 minute walk floored me. I am having a lot of brain fog. I have read that some feel this is due to the heart lung machine used during surgery.
I am trying to stay away from the pain drugs as much as I can. I was told by all of the surgeons that my health would be better than before, that my heart wasn’t operating right. Have any of you experienced memory loss? Have you been able to go back to work? Walk and hike again?
I feel like I worked so hard to be healthy. I was hoping to return to Scotland and do a Munro in two years.