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Day 44

Every day I have been walking despite what the cardiac rehab nurse said, I felt that I could and can, easily walk about 2 miles. This is what I have done, some briskly some casual walking, just so I don't overdo it, and although I feel fine walking, I always have what the cardiac rehab nurse said to me the other week, don't over do it, your heart is still recovering from the shock of surgery. Although I have always thought I have a strong heart, and this was outlined on the echo cardiogram I had in hospital, I will always listen to the cardiac rehab nurse, well..... most of the time I will.

So today I wanted to do something a little different and walk up a hill. I achieved this, it wasnt too difficult and I have walked up this hill before my heart attack, and I did struggle in places, having to stop, catch my breath, but carried on all the same. That was clearly the smoking having an effect on me. I am smoke free now, for the last 2 months, and I don't miss it, and today proved the fact that I don't need it either!

The hill was 680 metres high, doesnt sound too bad but its very steep in lots of places, so I just took my time, and I could still hold a conversation whilst I was walking, which is something I struggled to do before my heart attack. Heres a couple of pictures.

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Comments

Shaun
Mr
An informative read in general a very similar experience, how many grafts did you actually have?
Wednesday, 04 October 2023
Alexander Brodrip
A great account - thanks
Brilliantly written, I formative and helpful for anyone that’s been through or about to have heart surgery.
Wednesday, 09 November 2022
Geoff
Thank You
Thanks for this - I've not read so much for years - will get onto the Recovery as soon as I get the chance. Not looking forward to the nostril bit - I sneeze every time anything goes up my nose!
Friday, 28 January 2022