When will my energy return???
It has been 6 weeks since my CABG x 4, I am a 44 y/o male, who has finally quite smoking. I did smoke right up to walking in the hospital door, as I had for 30 years. I smoked walking in the same hospital my father was wheeled into in 1993, on his 49th birthday, where I watched them work galiantly to try to revive his battered heart, unsucessfully. But in my infinate wisdom I STILL smoked, even knowing that his father, was taken at an even younger age. Genetics.
Anyway, for 2 or 3 years before my surgery I was SO TIRED all of the time, and the Dr's had lots of reasons for this, other than what it actually was, my heart. I had the Surgery in early May 2012, and I am more wiped out tired now than before the surgery. Everyone told me that" you are going to be amazed at how much more energy your going to have ", but so far I am more tired than before the surgery. Is this because it is too soon, or is something still wrong? I admit I am now a little paranoid that something did not go well with the surgery. Every pain I feel in my chest, which are probably from having it split in 2 37 days ago, or if I get a little out of breath, I am in fear. First, I never want to go through that god awful experience of post-op again, and I definitely do not want to die. I have been walking most every day, at least 5-6 days a week, and I am up to 2 miles of a pretty hilly course. I can accomplish this with relative ease, but sometimes walking to the kitchen, or saying a long sentence I get a little out of breath. I can not figure that one out, if anyone else has had such a problem, I would love to know. However the main thing is when will some of the energy I have had my whole life, tons of energy, start to come back. Is it just too soon??? Thank You to everyone, and I wish you a speedy recovery.