On Boxing day in 2012, I woke up having a heart attack. The family took me to the hospital and the next morning I went to another hospital and had a stent put in. Not one to sit around, we went to Mexico 6 days later for a week, came home and I went back to work on Monday. No one actually told me that I should have taken 3 months off work. I was tired, but felt fine. January, 2013, after our vacation in Mexico, during curling, I started to have some angina. I went to the hospital to find out that I had unstable angina. Back for stent insertion. This time; however, the first stent that they put in was blocked so they had to put another one in. As they did that, the pushed plaque into another artery and I had another heart attack. That led to another stent. This year on December 6th, the pain started again. Went to the hospital, went for angio, added four more stents for a total of 7 now. Apparently, I grow plaque like most people grow hair. I did everything that the doctors told me to do. I go to a gym with a trainer, I don't eat fried food, I take all my medications, I don't drink every day, I don't eat salt. My biggest problem is smoking. I am trying to quit....I tried the patch, I still want the cigarette. January 5, 2016, I see my doctor. She is talking Champix. (I don't think that I spelled that right). I am afraid to take it because of the medication that I take for depression. Does anyone else use it?
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