I was diagnosed at age 40 with ASD. This summer I started having severe symptoms - fainting, pressure on chest and severe shortness of breath. It took months of doctors and tests but finally they found my ASD which was almost 2cm. I had the clamshell/catheter closure procedure last friday and I have been recovering for the past week.
I had the surgeon tell me that I would feel fantastic and immensely improved within days. But that has not been the case. The week before my surgery I was completely out of energy and had trouble breathing just walking across the room.
Now a week after surgery I feel better but still impaired. My energy is weak, I get short of breath easily and I still feel "sick" in general.
How long after your ASD closure did you begin to feel better? If you had a closure in your 40s did you
ever feel like you fully recovered and got your old strength back?
Thanks for your help!