It’s been a while since I posted on here.
I’ve come back on here as I’m struggling to make sense of my recent diagnosis.
I’ve already posted here about being diagnosed two years ago with a prolapsed mitral valve.
Two weeks ago, I was also diagnosed with coronary heart disease, after getting chest pains which have been confirmed as angina.
One heart condition is bad enough, but two is taking some getting my head around, considering I’ve always been fit and healthy, never been overweight, never smoked, low blood pressure and low cholesterol.
My overriding fear is ....how long have I got?
Okay, I could get hit by a bus tomorrow, but keeping away from buses, terrorists, acts of God, etc....how much shorter has my life become?
10 years? 20 years?
I’m 48 and suddenly thinking...”There’s so much I want to do, places to go!”
Suddenly I feel as though my head’s going to explode, let alone my heart.
How do you get your head around such a life changing diagnosis?