I continue my s_l_o_w recovery from open heart surgery on 9/21. Had a bit of a setback this past week when my blood pressure crashed to 68/53 resulting in a one day and night hospital stay.
My new cardiologist – the prior one moved out of town – eliminated one blood pressure medication. She also told me that I am in the most difficult phase of recovery, that I should not expect to feel good. All I can do is continue to monitor my blood pressure, weight, temperature, etc., take my meds, drink at least 64 oz. of water daily, get up and walk around the house every hour (except at night). I like when a doctor is clear and straightforward like this.