The heart is a hollow, muscular organ in vertebrates responsible for pumping blood through the blood vessels by repeated, rhythmic contractions, or a similar structure in annelids, mollusks, and arthropods.
I was diagnosed with mitral valve prolapse, rheumatic fever and a heart murmur at age 5. I am now 53 and recently (16 weeks ago) went through minimally invasive heart surgery to have the valve repaired. The healing is right on target but I find myself really struggling with emotions and depression. Has anyone experienced this and if so what did you do? I have an excellent support system, that's not an issue, but I find myself reevaluating everything, priorities, work, etc. I still have no energy or motivation to do anything. I am back to work and have completed 14 weeks of cardiac rehab and just started at a gym last week because I don't want to lose the momentum of the hard work I've done. But at night when I get home and on the weekends I have absolutely no energy or motivation, I just want to sit there. Anyone struggle with this at all after heart surgery?