yes and no....she was asking for trouble by sitting not moving her legs for a prolonged period of time. getting up and moving around is good for you, for one it helps prevent pneumonia by exercising you/yourlungs.I'm no doctor, but pulling yourself up by your bootstraps and getting after it shortly after major surgery is asking for trouble. I'm fairly certain we lost our CEO after heart valve replacement because she felt so great. Great enough that two weeks post surgery, she jumped her car and drove 14 hours non-stop, visited her mother the next day and then drove 14 hours back the following. The next day walking her dog she died from a clot.
It may be hard mentally to stay down, but find something that will occupy your mind. Your body is telling you it needs rest. Don't override it because you are typically a high energy guy.
There has been too many deaths this year from people I know. I/we don't want to hear that you added to the count.
your body will tell you when you are over doing it, you just have to listen to it.
glad everything is going well for you....those TAVR's are an amazing achievement in valve replacement. beats having your chest cracked open to have it done!