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Heart Attack

Discussion in 'Type 2 Diabetes' started by JoycieW, Feb 5, 2018.

  1. ickihun

    ickihun Type 2 · Master

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    You will get back there but don't rush. What are their expectations from any damage to your heart?
    I've read on occasions the arteries can reroute themselves to fix the damaged area. Heal your body and enjoy your life.
     
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    ickihun Type 2 · Master

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    I watched the movie 'the widowmaker' on amazon. Since 1992 calcium scan was available as an early warning system in America but was opposed til recently, especially by greedy cardiologists and insurance companies.
    Thank god the NHS use it.
    It needs to become a routine test like a cholesterol test.
    It can save so many heart attacks.

    I do what I can but put heart health as a priority due to being unsolvable obese and on huge insulin doses.
    I just wish I could walk more!
     
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  3. julie56

    julie56 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Suffolk Type 2 · Member

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    Hi ,I too had good bg control, weight was9stones8lb in March 2016 ,on 6 May 2016 I had a massive heart attack ,7 weeks in papworth hospital ,after 3 weeks in intensive care,6 stents,bypass, mitral valve replacement and on ECMO .
    I have made a good recovery ,nothing will ever be the same ,but as long as you stick to your meds life will be ok, it took a few months to feel a bit more normal & I ended up going to the hospice for counselling ,with relaxation & excersize ,as I did get a bit anxious & scared to go out ,they helped enormously ,I’m also really lucky to have a fantastic husband and great friends who support & help got me through the toughest time of my life, but as friends who have had everything from heart problems to breast cancer say we’re still here
    I just had 6 weeks in Australia with my son & his family ,so yes you can come back from this ,sending positive thoughts & hugs x
     
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    blanc71 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    After another diabetes issue tonight(vehicle insurance and the lack of thier knowledge),just want to say how this totally god forbidden condition always rears its head and no matter what you do positive there is aways two steps back,really feel for you.All you can do is do your best and I'm sure you are.
     
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  6. JoycieW

    JoycieW · Active Member

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    All the best for your operation!
     
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  7. JoycieW

    JoycieW · Active Member

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    You had a very tough time! Glad you are still here.
     
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    Notorious Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    My dad had a heart attack at the age of 58 and had a bypass. He lived till 75, dying of complications of mylofibrosis, although he did have heart failure. He worked very hard to get fit and had a walking buddy, he managed his weight very well and was really fit until the mylofibrosis started at age 70. Walking is great exercise.
     
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  9. Suffolk

    Suffolk Type 2 · Member

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    Thankyou ,onwards now ,have a meeting with dn today ,oh joy, I know she’ll want to up my tablets but I’m not having it, I’m going along low carb steady route ,& I feel good, metformin sr 2x day just about tolerating the gassy tummy ,so she can go whistle, wishing you well x
     
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    Singsong_ Type 2 · Newbie

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    Hi JoycieW

    I had a heart attack 18 years ago age 40 . Take it easy for now , take your meds and carry on living :) . The heart is a wonderful muscle , my heart attack did a lot of damage but I live a "normal" life , brought up my kids , now a grandma of 4 and a bump ! Its soooo scary at the time and recovery took me months . I try to look forward , figure out a different way to do some things sometimes . The old corker " listen to your body" is the best advice I can offer , you get very good if you put your mind to it . The fear of another , well , try keep it in context . My thoughts are since I had mine I'm probably in a better position than before !! Regular checks and take my meds ( I have quite a few) . Feel I'm well looked after . This diabetes on the other hand has me floundering ..yikes ..guess I'll crack it in the end !!!You moved me to write my first ever post ....I wanted to reassure you and wish you a speedy revovery .

    Best of luck
     
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    JamesW2612 Type 2 · Active Member

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    Thats a great inspiration Pete,
    I think the its difficult after something like a heart attack (especially when you have been working hard at your health like JoycieW) and feel like you can carry on as normal. My dad had a heart attack a few years back and the whole family treated him like he was made of glass for a long time. We found it hard to accept that he was not going to have another one.

    I think its just a case of working on your health and doing your best to improve it as much as you can.
     
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    Incyb Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Best wishes for a full and speedy recovery x
     
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    deb1960 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I'm taking my mum aged 84 to hospital for stents tomorrow. she's had angina for years and had a heart attack 15 months ago. She's a tough old bird who has had a lot of medical problems and surgery but she's getting really anxious about tomorrow's op. She's frightened that she'll have another heart attack whilst they're doing the stents. The only good thing would be if she did have a heart attack she's in the right place .
     
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  14. kokhongw

    kokhongw I reversed my Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    My Dad went thru 2 bypass 15 years apart, and 6-7 stents operations...its amazing what the surgeons are able to do these days...take care.
     
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    Gwyndaf Type 2 · Newbie

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    I Suffered a heart attack 6 years ago last November (probably my fourth but unaware that I had suffered heart attacks). I then went to my local hospital from Tuesday to Saturday when I was transfered to Moriston Hospital, where after an angiogram which showed the cause and the need for a tripl or quadruple bi-pass, I had a triple bi-pass on the 6th of December and recovered enough to be allawed to go home on the 11th of December after beinf in hospital for 3 weeks.
    I atribut my speedy recovery to putting myself completely in the hands of all staff and being relaxed in the knowlage that I was in the best place for me at the time, and after comming home under the care of my wonderfull wife Heather and doing what the doctor ordered I made a full recovery within a few months. So take care and be patient.
     
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    JoycieW · Active Member

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    Thank you for taking the time to share your advice. Sounds like you have really studied things in detail.
     
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    Alison Campbell Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    jcbman I reversed my Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Well, not good. ButI know a few people who have recovered well, so you should be ok

    But, I'd be interested in what sort of food you were eating, and what your cholesterol was before, and what you're doing now.

    My mates were (obviously) sitting down, and eating junk, but they'll following the doc's advice now (mostly lol)
    But I've seen a few lads on here saying that is rubbish, they should be high fat, and ignoring the doc's advice for low cholesterol now more than ever?
     
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    JoycieW · Active Member

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    Still following LCHF as I don't want to put weight back on but I have increased my oily fish intake and quantity/type of vegetables. Lots of broccoli, cabbage, sprouts, cauliflower and kale. My lipids improved from about 3 years ago to recent readings, especially HDL up and triglycerides down to acceptable levels. Atorvastatin has been precribed but I'm struggling with side effects.
     
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    JoycieW · Active Member

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    5 weeks since my heart attack and not been given any advice on nutrition from any health professional.
     
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