So here’s my first post. Bare with me, I have so much going on in my head and just need to get it out. My brother died on 15th January this year for no apparent reason, aged 49. Post mortem showed blocked arteries.
So based on this I went for some check ups and everything looked great. Ultrasound, Ecg, blood tests, cholesterol levels all perfect. Because of my brother they decided to do a CT scan and here they found my blocked arteries. 2 days later I had an angioplasty and 2 stents installed in the right artery.
This was on the 20th March. So Indirectly my brother saved my life.
I’m struggling coming to terms with how close it was and how easily it could have been missed. I’m diabetic and apparently might not have the usual pains.
I still have two arteries that are blocked and being treated by medicine.
I get up every morning with thoughts of what if. I go out for a drive and think what if. I lift anything and I think what if. When do things get back to normal and when does the panic and anxiety stop? It’s almost a month.
I’ve read a lot of posts on here and they have helped so thank you to everyone who shares their concerns and words of comfort. I feel like I’m going through the normal feelings but it’s stopping me living life as I knew it...well the Covid 19 may also be contributing to that....
It didn’t help that I quit my job just after my brother died to deal with his loss and then all this happens phew.