It has only been 2 weeks since I joined this supportive community. Your encouragement and caring messages were just what I needed as I was feeling like an underachiever at the 4 week recovery mark. You have all helped me to see what an individual journey this is. Many similarities in recovery symptoms, which helps to know how normal this or that might be, but I learned that time passed is not a way to measure progress.
Although it has only been 2 weeks, it seems like a month has passed since my initial entry. Time seems to be moving so slowly thru this process for me...odd feeling.
At 6 weeks I am feeling almost back to normal. My body must have healed a great deal, as my ability to walk, move, reach for things, and my stamina has taken a giant leap the past few days. I keep waiting to have the need to rest, but am making it thru the day very well. I start Cardio Rehab this week and hope to steadily gain my strength back and be able to swing a golf club.
Thank you to all of you who faithfully post and encourage one another and me. God bless you all as you continue on your journey. I hope as each week passes, you will see your progress and be encouraged at how far you've come.
I am new to this community. I had Mitral Valve Repair on July 17th. So am at 4 weeks today in recovery. Although my husband tells me I am making progress... I am Feeling a little discouraged and like it is a looong road to recovery. Am walking twice a day and have started stretching my arms to get more flexibility. Does anyone else do that? Or have suggestions on how to get stronger at this stage of recovery? I cannot find much on the Internet about recovery... Lots on pre-op but not on recovery. Any suggestions? Thanks to all you who are sharing your experiences to help and support others!!