Hello John Bittner
Am celebrating 3 years Post Op this week, was going to do some
bragging and complaining and then read your note to the Forum
and had to reply to you...
It is difficult to say what is normal for the post surgical complications
you mention, I don't know what you had going on when you went in
to have the surgery, and what the surgeon has told you and if your
post surgical cardiologist is also aware of what you are going through
I was 65 when I had my OHS 3 years ago this week. I was in decent shape
for an older woman, I do not drink, had given up the smoking and lost
20 pounds before the surgery. I love potato chips, its my only vice,
but now I buy the nearly 0 sodium ones.
There are days I was dragging through, could not make a day without a nap,
but I think I was dealing with depression or intense sadness instead of anything
medical. I joined an online counseling group, and am a happy and busy once
again. I paint every day and do Meditation and am thinking of taking up
drums or guitar.
All of our Heart Recovery takes time. Time is different for everyone, some
people go through it really fast, get on a program, learn new hobbies and put
the Past to Sleep and come out on the other side of the Surgery. I do hope that
for you John. Good Luck and Be Well Soon