Hi everyone, I have landed myself here after a nightmare of a week. Dad had a heart attack and had angioplasty - all successful and last echo showed very little damage to the heart. This is great but I’m struggling. I’m fearful of everyone around me now and what they eat, do/don’t do and have been quite tearful at times (in private). My Dad was never the one to be sick and this has just shocked us all. I’ve read basically everything on the BHF website on how he recovers etc and positive steps to take going forward but I feel like I need to reach out to someone else. Surely I should be able to move on now and get back to normality, not be a blubbering mess thinking about all that has happened. I’m a nurse and maybe I’m looking into everything too much, the butter in the fridge needs to go, the salt has to be binned, everyone please turn into health freaks!!! I know this is ludicrous and changes will take time, my parents have said they will make them but I’m now becoming anxious at even the thought of meal times. I’ve told myself to take a back seat and let my parents do this without trying to force it. I know they will get there but maybe in my head I need changes now.
Anyone else out there feel like this? Any tips on getting through this?