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The past 10 days, I have done exactly what my doctor told me to do. For seven days, I rested…a lot. In fact, I thought I would be amped and ready to go by the end of the week. I was not. I have been sleeping 10-12 hours a night every night since surgery.

I was warned that I might have a few heart flip-flops the first few days after surgery, which I did. It’s funny how much more overly aware I am compared to before. I went for a nice walk on Sunday with ML and the dogs. This was my first bit of movement. It felt great despite the snow and cold weather.

On the first day that I could exercise (Tuesday), I gently ran 15 minutes. My joints felt achy and tight, but otherwise I was fine. On Wednesday I swam for 20′. I felt a lot better than I thought I would. Surprise! I was planning to run 20 minutes today, however, my friend Kerrie talked me into 30 minutes. We went extremely slow, but it felt good to move and to be out of the house despite the cold winter weather.

Oddly enough, my heart really does feel at peace. My surgeon told me that he thought that I was having SVT’s a lot more often than I realized. After being home, doing my normal stuff around the house, I know that he was right. Little things like bending over or getting up quickly don’t seem to effect me. In the past I would usually feel a heart flutter or some fast beats. This became my “normal.”

I am really happy to move on from this and I am looking forward to the next chapter.

In the meantime, I am taking it slow and enjoying the extra time on my hands to reconnect with friends, take my dogs for long walks, and do some things that I normally push aside.

Thanks for reading and being interested in my story.