Hi everyone. I’m 47, considered myself to be (very) fit and strong for my age - played 11a side football until 45. Swam 2 to 3 times a week. One day while out shopping had an incredible back pain - something that repeated over a couple of months. Was given a clean bill of health after a hospital visit in Atlanta (I collapsed on a work trip). They told me it was muscular.
After lots of physio, massages and multiple attacks of this pain a surgeon finally referred me back to cardiology, where it was found my main artery was totally blocked. Big shock, but a couple of months on and I’ve had a stent inserted (just before Xmas).
I’m not brave. After the initial relief that the stent is in - I’m worrying about all sorts of things. It’s a little uncomfortable still in my chest (not where my angina pain was). So I’m not pushing myself yet.
How long before I try and attempt a swim? Should i wait for the discomfort to pass?
Thank you and hello. Nice to find this place. I’ve been driving my girlfriend round the twist with all my panic / negative thoughts.