Hi, this is my first post, I’m the wife of a heart patient that went from zero to 100 with his health in the blink of an eye.
His cardiologist has no real answers, apart from the fact he is diabetic and adopted so we don’t really know much of his family background re health.
He suffered a heart attack in September 2016, had 7 stents as every main artery was blocked, and had a pacemaker/ internal cardio defibrillator fitted.
He is back at work and has been for over 12 months, he doesn’t talk much about things, he’s not depressed but more like, “ out of sight out of mind” until we have to speak about the “ elephant in the room” lol
It bothers him that the icd does limit him to a a few less things, and we are over the holidaying abroad now, as that was a hurdle we felt we needed to get over.
We have done a couple of 3-6 hour flights and a cruise( he’s never been frisked so much) our travel insurance soared from about £30 to about £700, but we deal with that.
We are hoping to do a long haul flight in September, that’s our next hurdle, feel a bit apprehensive, but it’s got to be done.
Our down time is going on holiday, we work hard, save hard, and don’t smoke, like an occasional drink, mostly while on holiday, but could take it or leave it,
the day before his heart attack we were packed and ready to head off to Mexico, obviously we never got there and thankfully I still have my husband, because had we been on that flight .....
So although it’s not me that’s had the heart attack, I have felt the tremors, much like a Sunami or a volcano eruption, and our blissfully ignorant good health before has been blown up and rearranged into a jigsaw puzzle I now feel like I’ve done many times but the pieces don’t fit right, I’m 50 years old and have been with my husband longer than I lived with my parents, ignorance is bliss, but heart problems makes you stop in your tracks and re evaluate everything.
SO.. we now treat every day however it comes, enjoy time off together, don’t worry about the little things, and are getting back on that holiday mule and riding it all the way to Las Vegas in September, although we will be avoiding a Hoover Dam visit due to his ICD !!!! Lol
I’ve just read this back and it sounds a little bleak, it isn’t meant to be but just an honest reflection of how it effects everyone, my husband had the heart attack, but it changed mine... if that makes sense xxxxxx