Two Weeks After CABG

Another week has gone by and I’m seeing improvement everyday of the week. Since my last post I’ve had an appointment with my Cardiologist and he’s happy with my progress. He even told me to go online and look for a race at Kiawah Island, South Carolina that is held sometime in late November or early December because I’ll be ready for it!

Still had a low grade fever in the evenings so they did some blood, urine lab work and a chest x-ray and nothing showed up there. Interesting to note though, I haven’t had a fever the past two days so maybe whatever it was is gone now.

My walking duration and pace have increased quite a bit since when I first got home from the hospital the week before. I’m breathing easier and feeling stronger. My wife has been tagging along with me but I can now go by myself. That’s good because my wife can’t keep up with my pace anymore. I’m not bragging, it’s just how quickly I’m progressing.

Here’s my rundown of walks for week two of open heart surgery recovery and rehab:

June 4th – Monday

2.41 miles          57:09          23:41 pace
1.02 miles          23:45          23:16 pace

June 5th – Tuesday

.34 miles           6:03           17:45 pace (Test conducted by Physical Therapist)
2.40 miles         49:09           20:27 pace

June 6th – Wednesday

1.02 miles         18:41           18:23 pace
1.01 miles         19:53           19:41 pace
1.02 miles         24:32           23:57 pace

June 7th – Thursday

3.14 miles     1:08:49            21:56 pace

June 8th – Friday

1.04 miles       17:30             16:51 pace
1.01 miles       17:30             17:19 pace

June 10th – Saturday

3.89 miles    1:25:12            21:54 pace

June 11th – Sunday

1.94 miles      31:53            16:24 pace

This week’s progress has made me realize how wrong I was about my running performance and health prior to my open heart surgery. I’m still trying to wrap my head around it but I’ll say more about this in my next post.

 

 

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