Hi all.......After Googling "heart attack" so many times I wanted to throw my computer against the wall I am so happy I found this group today. Thank god, I've only been on for the last 30 mins and it has already helped tremendously.
I am 43.
Was on holidays in Ibiza (Aug 19) with the family when I had my NSTEMI. The holiday was all about the beaches as opposed to hitting the clubs as I would of 15 years ago.
One stent and two hospital stay's (1 x Spain + 1 x NHS) later I am back at home shell shocked and feeling like I don't know my body/head anymore. I'm a super positive person by nature but I am on a roller coaster ride emotionally right now. One minute I'm super positive, then the lightest of twinges send me down to the pits of despair. I have been healthy these past 10 years, training regularly and the diet was pretty good. I'm a business owner, travel a lot for work. Work-life was productive, meaningful and positive but very stressful.
I was a light drinker at home but on the weekends and entertaining clients, I would binge drink and party as many people do. I have never smoked but I did enjoy vaporizing Cannabis (pls don't judge/let's not debate this point) I'm just trying to be honest with myself and the world. I have stopped all booze and weed.......and here I am, 43 and my life is upsidedown and I'm trying to work this all out.
The event happened almost threes ago. I'm managing a 30 min walk a day. Went to pick the kids up yesterday but was late and had to walk quickly. Arrived at the school with chest pains, used the spray for the first time. This scared the bejesus out of me......was going to call my GP, but couldn't get through, found this group instead.
Well, that's me.......I have a ton of questions but I've seen so many of you already ask and write what I'm feeling and experiencing so I am already benefiting from your honesty and contributions. Thank you!
Positive healing to you all.