I have had AF for 6 weeks of the 8 weeks of my recovery and have to say I feel worse than I did before the surgery. I am trying to excercise but have limited breathing ability. Climbing up the stairs at home leaves me in a state of looking like I've just sprinted 100m. Walking I get so fatigued my legs are like jelly. I cut the lawn 3 days ago it took me an hour, I just have become so slow. I'm 48 and was fit and strong and now feel very low. Today my scar and the sternum area is extremely painful as 2 days ago I was working on my car for the MOT and spent an hour in the engine. Has anyone had this or suffering anything similar, my journey has been 2 years. I originally had AF and my cardioversion worked and stayed in sinus until 6 weeks ago. I feel very emotional and sometimes aggressive towards my wife. I'm currently in bed today with pain around my scar and fatigue. This is not me, I'm always active, I can't help feeling the operation has failed and the synthetic valve is leaking. My follow up appointment has been cancelled and will take place over the phone in 3 days. I had my procedure done at the Harefield and everything went fine, I was home in 5 days. If anyone can give me some advice it would be sincerely appreciated.