OHS Recovery and Surfing

Hi Greg,

Just had OHS to stick in an artificial aortic valve….  I found your website and I love your attitude so I was wondering if you could give me some advice.
I’m 51 and a keen kitesurfer, surfer and climber..
3 weeks post op, I feel my energy returning, I’ve been eating like a horse…
In many ways I have to say my heart operation was one of the best experiences of my life, it emptied me out and made me so appreciative of the love and joy in my life.

I am however feeling impatient with recovery and dying to get back in the sea!!  I’m told I can drive after 6 weeks, do you think I could tiptoe back to kiting after 8 or so?  Kiting might be easier on the sternum as it doesn’t involve paddling..

I know everybody’s different so it might be impossible to give tailored advice but I’m curious as to how long it took you to get back in the water??

Thanks for all the positive information 


p.s. I’m based in Lahinch in the West of Ireland

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