Sudden Cardiac Arrest & Heart Attack
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Hi everyone, I'm new here as I had a heart attack last Thursday!

Hello folks, after a heart attack last week, I had a stent implanted in my right corony artery yesterday. I'm back home now thank goodness but if I am here on my own I feel quite vulnerable and scared. Is this me being a whimp or is this common and will this feeling go away soon? Thanks ❤️

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Hi - i hope you are starting to feel better and sorry you are on your own- it must be very difficult.particularly at night. Do you have any relatives you could ask to stay or could you go to a friends house for a while? I had a cardiac arrest 9 years ago and would have hated to be on my own for months if not years. Do talk to people on here - it's not as good as having someone with you , but better than nothing and there's so much expertise on this forum.Now that you've got your stent fitted you should soon be feeling more confident - good luck.

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Sorry to hear your on your own ,just get lots of rest and eat properly I know all food tastes the same it takes time to adjust what's happened to you I am still coming to terms with my attacks and stents try watching good programs and films just try to sleep it's good that you found this web site I'm glad I did

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HI What10,i found it interesting ,your post about food all tasting the same- i have found the same- most savoury foods taste alike since my heart opp-sweet things still taste o,k x Gill

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Hi ye it's really odd I'm about 9 weeks down the line but I make sure I eat it all as it's important to do so crunches are very nice by the way as for the taste I found out it's probably the mixture of tablets your on

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Hello

And welcome , you made it this far 😊. Not a wimp at all , just take it one day at a time ,eventual the panic feelings will go away .

Just follow the instructions of your medics l team.

Kerry

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Hi Twywellian, it isearly days for you yet, i hope you do get to relax more about being on your own,i never quite managed to, but iam 78 yrs old , and nervous by nature ,6 months on from heart attack and 3stents fitted,i wish you all the best ,i dont think you are a wimp, that would make me a super dooper WIMP ,Gill

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Thank you very much for all-your replies! I think I may have worded my post a little wrong! I am home with my wife and she is very supportive, it's when she pops into town for anything, then I begin to panic ! As you all kindly have said, it's early days yet! Thank goodness for this forum site as it feels like I have been discharged from hospital with no information on what to expect and how really to get on with life! Whinge over❤️ Thanks everyone!

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The problem with family and friends is they don't really understand what you have experienced and although they show love and sympathy you still feel alone with your problem. I found that the rehab classes were a great help for me as there were others there that knew how I felt and were feeling the same. Great collective feeling. Now the classes have finished a long time ago and I can cope better now and mediation helps me when I am low (Mindfulness). Talking to others helps also its like mini counselling. I must drive people crazy but it helps me to talk about it. I don't force it on others but if they ask I tell them and unburden. Day by day you learn to cope with the head and body parts of the issue but it gets better each day.

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Welcome ... this is the only online forum I have joined

You aren't being a wimp at all. The medics are confided t that we are fixed that we get sent home so quickly. Unfortunately we then have a nervous wait for the stuff that comes.next.do try to rest and relax - I'm five weeks away from my one year survived it anniversary.

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ITS NOT YOU being a whimp. its normal . i was lucky, my husband was able to be home most of the time but i actually felt really good was just afraid to do anything. and was not allowed to drive either.

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Hi.

No your not being a wimp . Your body has gone though a massive change. Please don't feel your on your own I had the same thing 2 years ago . At the time had the same feelings even though I had my family around me I still felt I was on my own . As time goes on you will feel stronger . Don't get me wrong you will experience some chest pain every now and then but the benefits you will get if you eat right and take your medication. I have lost over 3 stone in the past 2 years and never have felt better in my life. I know it sounds silly and stupid but sometimes I think it's the best thing that could have happened to me . It's definitely opened my eyes to what I eat and do.

Hope you get on alright. Keep in touch.

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