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Life changing

Life changing

Hello as the title says my life changed massively on 21032018

When I had a massive heart attack and to my deep regret tried to kid myself into believing it wasn’t happening and after giving up on sleeping with a hot water bottle finally rang 999

The paramedics confirmed something had happened and I was rushed into Castle Hill Hospital for an emergency angioplasty and had 2 stents fitted

I cannot put into words how I feel about all of the wonderful people I met who looked after me during my stay, I really believe I am lucky but also so stupid that I didn’t react quickly enough.

So I left Hospital on Saturday and everything is different I cannot drive yet I have to take drugs to keep me alive but that it I am

ALIVE

Thanks Dave

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We are alike Dave I drove myself to hospital as I didn’t want to cause a fuss, I had 3 stents last October and I’m now feeling better than I have for years.

By the way I’m rubbish at taking selfies as well. 😉

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Hello Mjd7568 nice to hear you’re doing well

As for the selfie I know Its a smile that came out as a smirk instead and I nearly dropping my phone 😂

Thanks Dave

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Hi glad you had a good outcome. Did you have any early warning signs or did it happen out of the blue. Wishing you well and s speedy recovery. X

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Hello Plum53

Yes a few days before just after breakfast l had really bad stomach ache which I thought strange because I do have IBS but haven’t had any problems for 10years, twice over the next few days it returned and after cuddling a hot water bottle it went off.

I now assume it was angina and I maybe should have tried to see my GP but hindsight is a wonderful thing.

Thanks Dave

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Thanks Dave best of luck going forward x

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Hi Dave, so great to hear that you're doing ok! That must have been a scary experience but very glad to hear you called 999 when you did. Sounds like you're bouncing back to health already, take care :)

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Hello Helen_BHF

Thanks for your kind words, wish I had rang earlier but each new day I start is fantastic just hearing birdsong out side makes me smile.

I have my first appointment with the cardiac rehabilitation service soon so I am looking forwards to that

Thanks Dave

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Hope it all goes well Dave. If you have any questions or worries before your appointment don't hesitate to get in touch, that's what the community is for :) And it's lovely to see you have such a positive attitude, keep us posted on your recovery!

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Hello Helen_BHF

I have good days and not so good but I have to keep going forwards, just getting used to the tablets and some off the side affects of these.

Thanks Dave

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Good on you Dave..keep positive and enjoy every moment..x

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