Hi all.... so back in September I had a CRT-D implant and after seeing my consultant at 8 week check he was happy for me to stay on the ONE tablet... Ramipril... and he advised raw honey to help protect my heart (I now know a friendly bee keeper) so all in all a very lucky lady.
However as some of you know I stopped drinking alcohol pre my op ... and as part of wanting to live a long and healthy life... I plan to continue being virtually tee total. This has not gone down well with my social group. People apparently assumed post op I would "get back on it" and I have even been told I will be boring now! Great support network huh!
It's been mainly down to the lovely people on this site that have helped me view myself as normal and doing well... so thank you all.
However over Xmas I felt alone and social life had virtually dried up... I had lost my confidence and felt if I did go out it was lots of people drinking and telling me I was boring.
Then ...... I thought no.... there is a life out there.. .Just gotta find new friends... that doesn't have to revolve around alcohol. A Great way of meeting people is "meet up groups" these are groups anyone can set up and they are everywhere. So wherever you are search for meet up groups in your area and there will probably be some around.
However when I searched there were none doing what I wanted to do (meals out, theatre and cinema nights) so I created my own on 29th Dec.. .. there are now 115 members.. .. I organise a meal every month ... have organised comedy clubs and musical theatre.... and have met up with some for cinema trips. I have also found a book club locally and busy reading too!
I have already met some lovely people... no one knows about my heart... just being fun me.... and I enjoy my lime and sodas over a lovely meal with great conversation.
The Next part of my moving on has been knowing how much I can do exercise wise.. and again many on here have been inspirational.. . And great advise too. So armed with more knowledge I am booked in to see the heart rehab people on Monday to put me through my paces and get me back exercising. I may even buy a fitbit! I wouldn't have known about rehab and what can be accessed without this site ❤
Sorry for the long post.... just thought there may be others who after heart problems find, like I did, life does change, and we sometimes feel isolated.... but do check out meet up sites easy to join and lots of fun things to do.... and gets us out and about again. X