Thanks everyone for your responses. I've seen 2 docs so far. One told me to do nothing but walk. The other (a very good cardio / thoracic surgeon) told me I could run (slowly), golf, play tennis, swim, and even lift light weight
s. When I asked him why there was such a difference in opinions, he said exercise and quality of life was important. I'm going to see a cardiologist today and a third surgeon tomorrow.
How did those of you with a similar diagnosis handle the mental aspect?