Can't wait for this year to get lost! - British Heart Fou...

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Can't wait for this year to get lost!


I thought I was doing really well mentally until this past month two friends have had a heart attack. They are OK and both put on tablet and rehab. Then last Saturday my immediate next door neighbour banged on my front door telling me that next but one has died. Found out yesterday it was a heart attack. This just raked up all the trauma I went through in April, but I'm grateful I survived.

It doesn't seem like two minutes since this lady was helping me come to terms with my HA. I can't believe that's four people I know personally who have or suffering from a heart problem this year. That is some statistic it just makes me wonder why all these events are happening to people almost every second of everyday. I am trying to stay positive, but I also lost a dear friend of mine in November.

So next week, I will gladly slam the door shut to this year and let's all hope for miracles and good health or as best we can get it for 2018.

I would just like to wish all my forum buddies a restful and as a peaceful Christmas you can have.


Fran x💞

6 Replies

Hi Fran

I also hope for a better year.

This one has been very stressful.

Have a nice Christmas and best wishes for the new year.


Twobells in reply to Junie2

Thank you and good tidings to you too.

laura_dropstitchHeart Star in reply to Twobells

I was feeling much like this at the end of 2016 and this year did turn out to be better. Hopefully 2018 will be good to all of us x

Thank you have a lovely Christmas with your family x

MichaelJHHeart Star

Feel much the same. Early this year I had chest pains which I put down to a chest infection that was dragging on. When they reoccurred, I went to the GP which began a long slow journey which culminated with me being on a waiting list for a quadruple bypass. In and amongst all that I had another unrelated heath issue. This lead to me being in A&E, having an angiogram and four outpatient appointments in a four-week period – the local hospital started to feel like a second home! A few months after me one of my best friends was bluelighted to A&E with chest pains. He is in a different part of the country and is awaiting the results of his numerous tests. I thought my area was slow but his is in crawler gear! My girlfriend and two friends have had ongoing issues with elderly mothers most of the year. One is now in a home and it is likely another will be moved from hospital to a care home after the Christmas break. Lot of other things I will not bother you with. And to end the year a cashpoint has swallowed my debit card and the bank will not authorise one until I prove my ID in the local branch (despite being a customer for over forty years). And today I have been threatened with my mobile being cut off because a direct debit failed from another account despite there being enough money to cover it 37.43 times! Yes, I have had enough of 2016!

Twobells in reply to MichaelJH

Gosh and I thought I had a lot on my plate. 'Im having a lovely quiet Christmas though just chilling, but tomorrow got to run the gauntlet of the family. However, after having had a near death experience I rise above it now. Lets hope for a better year.

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