The Full Story
Real Stories of Heart event survivors and positive support received through HS-A
After being diagnosed with a heart issue, a lot of people feel like their whole life has been shaken. Whether being diagnosed with an abnormal heart rhythm, cardiovascular disease or having a heart attack or a stroke, it can completely alter one’s life. Most doctors and nurses are not trained to help patients with their personal issues, also, very few talk about or discuss the after effects and impact on one’s emotional and mental health.
Late winter of 2009, I started to feel slightly unwell – lack of energy, intermittent mild aches in my joints and generally not feeling quite right. I was only in my mid-fifties, relatively fit and healthy, with no reason to believe there was anything too seriously amiss.