Hi everyone, I am new here and never written on a forum before but wanted to share what has happened and also understand how to move forward without feeling scared of the condition and the could have beens.
I had what I now know was an Angina attack three weeks ago, followed by a coronary artery stent fitted. Subsequently I have been told I had a myocardial infarcation as a result of unstable angina and have been given a number of medications to help manage/control the issues surrounding it. I also have a 1st assessment on 21 June with the local cardiac rehab team.
I have fantastic support from my husband, family and friends. But they cant be with me all the time and nor do I expect them to be.
Since being at home I have started to recognise what triggers an attack, and scarily understand that there had been several smaller instances before my "big one" 3 weeks ago. I also accept that I need to reduce my cholesterol levels and am working with my husband to change my diet - he is also going to chnage his with me.
How have others come to terms with their situations and managed the dark thoughts that seem to be an inevitable part of the process to accepting that this is real and potentially life threatening health issue?