Hello Heart Warriors,
I have a question that could use your input. At my last Dr. appointment I was told that I did not need to do Cardiac Rehab. This being that I’m young, in decent shape and have a history of working out all of my life on my own. What are your thoughts in regards to this? Do you think this is something one could manage on their own? Do you think Cardiac Rehab is completely necessary? I’m now 6 weeks post op, so now is the time to make a decision. I know I can push myself, but how much is too much and at what rate and for how long? These are my concerns about going at it on my own. I’d appreciate your thoughts on this matter, thanks in advance and God bless you as we all continue this journey. What a blessing to have others in the same position to lean on for support.
Hey Heart Warriors, today marks 1 week since my surgery. I feel pretty good, and I’m taking it easy. When in the hospital, my OT suggested a goal of 30-1 hour of walking a day. I walked .75 of a mile in 20 minutes today, came home and was beat! I’m trying to minimize the use of the pain killers as much as possible although I do use them as needed. I’m on a strict heart healthy diet so far as well. My question to you all is- Does this seems like the right approach? Am I doing too much? When I’m done walking and take my meds, it whoops my butt good and I nap to reboot, is this ok? I just want to see if I’m doing what I should be doing and if this is normal at this early stage of the journey. Thank you for reading and please share your thoughts!