I'm new to the group and suffered a heart attack at the end of April 2017 whereupon the excellent care team fitted 2 stents and put me on statins and minor [low dose] blood pressure tablets.
I had issues with work, taxi driving and had to surrender my licence, to the local council, I only had to stop driving personally for 4 weeks, however I'm unable to work again due to the high cost of the necessary cardio stress tests required by my local council.
I also, have had to stop taking some medication for another health issue as the tablets were considered to be unsuitable having had a heart attack; I am due to see a specialist at QMC Nottingham in a couple of months, a change from the Professor who has overseen my care for several years and in whom I trust. The new specialist will be a complete "unknown" and I am feeling somewhat anxious as last time I visited the hospital admin got the appointment wrong and sent me to another doctor [same specialist clinic] who apologised profusely and refused to be involved as my medical issues were not within his field of knowledge or remit. Concerning times ahead, I guess, if offered a return to my previous medication which was issued on an "unlicenced application." I'm hoping my wife will be able to join me for the appointment to get a wider view and to help with any decisions.
My heart attack care team and the cardio rehab team have been absolutely excellent and I thank every one of them very, very much.
Group posts seem very interesting and I look forward to reading lots more.