After a restless night I finally rang the British Heart Foundation nurse this morning to ask a few questions. She was absolutely brilliant, I told her that I was worried that I wasn’t doing enough exercise and everyone on the BHF site were talking about cardiac rehab which I’ve been told is not available for me.
She explained that because my heart had been healthy apart from the tumour sat inside it cardiac rehab is more for people who have heart attacks and bypass operations.
She also said that although I should keep moving I shouldn’t be attempting stairs. Apparently there can be a risk of bleeding if you do too much after the operation I’ve had. 😳
I also mentioned that my scar still felt sore but didn’t look infected, she suggested using E45 lotion which I have now applied 😉
I see the surgeon on the 3 July and she gave me some pointers about what questions I could ask.
The British Heart Foundation are a great organisation and definitely a worthy charity to support. Who would have thought that I would have dealings with both a local hospice and the McMillan nurses with mum before Christmas then the BHF a few months later.
We never know what is around the corner, that’s why it’s important to live in the moment and enjoy life to the full.