My situation was pretty bad from birth. Strong murmur, stenosis. My first heart cath was when I was four years old. The debate was just how early to replace the valve. Going in as often as every 6 months for echo’s. Additional cath’s at 12, 15, and 17. A couple stress tests in there. 24 hour monitor tests a couple times.Quick question to those that mentioned having "activity restrictions" lifted.
Were these doctor or self imposed restrictions?
Managed to hold off until just before my 18th birthday. The trade off was no sports, no participation in gym class at school, weight restrictions, etc.
Parents / Dr’s did what they felt was best. In hindsight, I kind of wish they would have just done the surgery earlier so I could have more fun. But time only travels one direction so far.