I have a leaky mitral valve and cardiomyopathy, probably caused by a virus attacking the heart. It takes the wind out of our sails to find out things like this and takes some time to adjust. I second finding a support group (online or in your community), where you can share your fears and questions with others who've been there or are in a similar place. You can share here too. There are some knowledgeable folks who've learned a few things about coping with life's hurdles.
Your new exercise plan sounds reasonable. As you said, it will take time for you to get used to a different routine. The main thing is to move as much as you can with regular rest periods and without getting over-tired and to continue a healthy diet. Think about using the SparkPeople nutrition tracker, at least for a little while. The daily report shows a breakdown of food types and nutrients so you can see where to tweak it if needed for optimal nutrition.
There are tons of Spark Teams too. You can do a search under the heading Community/Spark Teams and see if there's any that interest you.
Feel free to send a SparkMail, post your questions, or let us know if you need someone to listen and give you a hug.
In the great shipyard of life it helps to be a little dinghy.
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