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My husband is four days post-op following procedure to remove a blockage in the frmeral artery in his groin...

My husband is four days post-op following procedure to remove a blockage in the frmeral artery in his groin. Since he cMe home he sleeps several hours during the day and goes to bed a 8.30 pm and sleeps all night. He's 72. Is this what he should eclectic and how long will this tiredness continue

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It is quite normal to feel tired for some weeks after this kind of procedure and this should gradually improve as time goes by. Your husband should be able to resume normal activities when he feels well enough. He must avoid heavy lifting and frequent stretching at first and unless instructed otherwise regular short walks combined with rest is recommended for the first few weeks following surgery. This should help him get his energy levels and sleep pattern back to normal. However if you have any concerns please speak with your GP or the specialist.

Answered by the Health at Hand nurses