Hi, I am a newbie, really it is my husband who has the heart problems. We are both 70 years old and have no children, we have been enjoying life since we retired going on holidays to Tenerife and Italy and having meals out and visiting the theatre. 4 years ago my husband had cancer, non hodgkins lymphoma, but after successful chemo he is in remission and we thought we could start to relax. Then, just 2 weeks ago while on hols in Tenerife he started to get breathless when walking and very tired, we were really worried, but managed to get home safely. First thing the day we got home we were down to the Walk in Centre and long story short he was in hospital by lunchtime, diagnosed with CCF. It was all such a shock, he is out of hospital now, after being in for 1 week and on medication, including diuretics, seeing the doctor in a week for some advice and follow up He actually feels ok at the moment although taking it easy, but we are worried about the future. They didn't seem unduly concerned at the hospital although his discharge form looks scary, full of all these abbreviations of his condition, trying not to google too much as it will only worry us more. Perhaps we will feel better when we have some info from the GP. Thank you, just getting it off my chest has helped, I know you all have your problems and best wishes to you all. I will update when we have more news.