What should I do if I feel angry or depressed after heart surgery?

Recognize that you may feel angry or depressed. Try to talk openly about your feelings with your loved ones. It will also help to identify and stick to a regular daily routine. This will help you build your strength and help you recover faster. For example:
  • Try to get six to eight hours of sleep a night. Go to bed at the same time each night.
  • Wake up and shower each morning at approximately the same time.
  • Weigh yourself daily.
  • Take your temperature if you feel hot or have the chills.
  • Get dressed in regular daytime clothes. This will make you feel more like being active.
  • Eat breakfast.
  • Take your medication.
  • Plan your day to help you from getting too tired.
  • Follow the walking plan provided by your physical therapist.

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