Some of you may remember I posted way back in August last year when for no apparent reason my husband could no longer get up and down the stairs without his legs collapsing. He had suffered a road side cardiac arrest in July and was successfully resuscitated at the road side, spent time in ITU and came home, walking, talking and with no obvious ill effects until August.
Since then we have been for an MRI, shows minor vascular damage possibly due to age and or diabetes. Seen the cardiologist and had a barrage of tests that show remarkable recovery. Seen a physio (NHS and Private) once a fortnight, he speaks to a counsellor (NHS) when they can be bothered to call him.
GP and cardiologist and neurologist have agreed that his muscle problem could be statin related and have changed him to Ezetimibe.
We are now coming up to the anniversary of his cardiac arrest and he is increasingly becoming house bound as he refuses to go, he spends most of his time upstairs. He has started to drinking every night. He is suicidal, and has admitted if his mother was dead he would kill himself. He is fed up with the apparent fobbing off by medical professionals that are keeping him from enjoying life and going to work.
I am rapidly approaching the point of regretting saving his life and wishing he would kill himself and let us all get on with our lives.
So my question - does anyone know of a residential program for cardio rehab patients with some psychological help (I really think his problems are in his head)
Thanks for reading this, I will now go and cry somewhere away from the kids and him.