2 weeks out
I finished week 2 - went back to work for 4 days. Was a bit sore off and on but so glad to be out of the house. Today I went outside for a walk. I pushed myself at work to walk 5000 steps a day and then going outside today was such a treat! The last time I walked outside I ended up in the ER and got the PM! So I was a bit trepidatious about it, but was very proud when I did.
Wound looking pretty good. I have noticed that when I start my walks, which are not fast, I do feel some effort in my chest; not exactly short of breath, but effort. I am pretty fit and this entire episode was a complete and utter shock, so, of course, I want to be able to go back to the old usual. But, that's not going to work after going through this insertion. I have my first cardiologist appointment next week. Lots and lots of questions. I'm wondering if I need my resting bpm lowered to 55 from 60? They already upped the top end to 145 from 130 and I've gotten it up to almost 110 just walking around the office.
Otherwise, feeling good 2 weeks out. Sleep is still interrupted, but I think a lot of that is stress, along with the tight neck and shoulders.
Reall appreciate this forum; it's great to have others to talk to about all the newness.