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Day-By-Day Diary Of A Heart Attack Survivor: Part 8 The Aftermath

This post is part of a series  following experiencing an unexpected heart attack at a relatively early age of 58.  The last part about surgery is here & the first part is here. Saturday 20th August 2017 — 04:30:   … Continue reading

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Day-By-Day Diary Of A Heart Attack Survivor: Part 7 Fun At The Theatre

Friday 19th August 2017 — 06:20:  Today is the day.  I am scheduled for an angiogram (injection of dye into the heart & visualisation of structures to find structural defects or anomalies) followed by angioplasty (surgical repair or unblocking of … Continue reading

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Day-By-Day Diary Of A Heart Attack Survivor: Part 6 Breaking News & More Routine

This post continues from Day-By-Day Diary Of A Heart Attack Survivor Part 5 Thursday 17th August 2017 — 06:25: Blood pressure time.  Another short chat with the nurse about life changes.. Her words of wisdom? “Don’t let it rule your … Continue reading

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Day-By-Day Diary Of A Heart Attack Survivor: Part 5 Wisdom, Routine & Another Scan

This continues from Day-By-Day Diary Of A Heart Attack Survivor: Part 4 Wednesday 16th August 2017 — 06;15:  “Stuart! Time for blood pressure!”  My day has started. The ward is quiet except for the gentle sounds of deep breathing from … Continue reading

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Day-By-Day Diary Of A Heart Attack Survivor: Part 4 Cardiac High Dependency Ward

This story continues from Part 3. Tuesday 16th August 06:15:  I awake to the usual blood pressure tests & look around me.  The room looks small & strange, with unfamiliar faces.  Then I remember my journey through the hospital corridors, … Continue reading

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Day-By-Day Diary Of A Heart Attack Survivor: Part 3 A Routine Day In An Alien Place

Today’s post continues from Part 2 posted yesterday. Monday 15th August 06:15: Sleep eventually came & has now gone.  Blood pressure assessed once more.  It is amazing how quickly one can automatically adopt an arm out, finger up pose when … Continue reading

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Day-By-Day Diary Of A Heart Attack Survivor: Part 2 A Dream Or Nightmare?

This article follows-on from yesterday’s Diary of a Heart Attack Survivor Part 1 Sunday 14th August 2017 — 07:30:  Sleep has evaded me & the headache from my GTN (glyceryltrinatrate) infusion is just beginning to make itself known. The Emergency & Resuscitation department is … Continue reading

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