Exercise after lockdown in Uk
I wonder if someone can advise me please. I am a fit 80 years old and had a successful hip replacement five months ago. I have had my pacemaker for four years now and I’m delighted with it and have had no problems. However, due to the coronavirus and a chest infection after my hip operation my GP said I had to shield indoors for nearly 3 months. I was allowed out for exercise yesterday and was surprised to find I was extremely short of breath after going a few yards. During a 15 minute walk I had to stop about six times to catch my breath before going on. Today again I was very short of breath after walking a short distance. During the lockdown I have tried to keep active by walking on my small balcony as I do not have a garden. I am hoping this breathlessness is because I am simply unfit and I will gradually be able improve my exercise capacity. Does anyone have any thoughts on this please. Should I bother my Doctor?
Thanks in advance