Can anyone help with shortness of breath 4 weeks post CABG x 4
I am 4 weeks post CABG x 4 as the title says, however, when I walk I still get short of breath. Dr. says it is not uncommon, and will improve. Has anyone else had this experience post surgery, and does it really get better? I am getting frustrated and nervous because of this, and fearful that something did not go right. The chest pain seems to be much better, but not 100% gone. Again told this is normal, and that it is pain radiating from incision site and breastbone. I am also SO TIRED!!!! Any one else experience these symptoms I would like to hear. Thank You!!! Oh I am 44 years old by the way, and have a long history of early onset heart disease. My father died at 49, first heart attack at 39, his Father died at around 45, and so on. So I am glad to have the opportunity to be alive today, and have the chance at least to live a while longer. I did quit smoking 30 days ago. Better late than never I guess.