My history: mech. heart valve 11/86 (aortic bicuspid replaced by St. Jude and lower aortic wrap - potential anuerism). Hypertension about 4 yrs. later, treated with meds.
Major stroke 3/98; two minor, 12/98,10/01. Little external residuals (left arm and hand effected).
Question concerns fatigue. I work part time as a driver/delivery with no heavy lifting. I cannot stand for long periods as well. Health very good, echo negative last year.
Usually I'm hit with fatigue - usually have to sit down immediately like I've reached a threshold by early afternoon - and some degree of fatigue daily, from morning on. I cannot seem to find any studies about the relatioship of stroke or valve replacement history and fatigue. THIS IS WHAT I'M AFTER.
I need documentation to support my "complaint". Little on internet, nothing on WebMd or AMA/Mayo.
There has to be something on this topic. Age:52 - a young 52.