Hi, my name is Hilary and two weeks ago i was advised by my GP that I have heart failure stage 1 and not to worry about it. Unfortunately I do worry about it lol No-one has sat me down and explained the stages (i looked it up), no-one has gone through my drug list (It seems a lot of mine for stroke are also the same for heart failure), I have not been told about any therapies (looked up and found oxygen which would be a good one for my asthma too). I have been left to swing in the wind just the same as i was for my mild stroke (not TIA).
Can anyone tell me if the oxygen therapy helps. I am huffing and puffing after a small amount of exercise - doing the dishes etc , my legs and ankles swell up, often taking 2-3 days of doing nothing to get back to normal. And I'm scared. I only have siblings which do not want to know