Heart Attack Survivor

Welcome!

If you are reading this you must be interested in the subject of heart attack. That may be because you have experienced a heart attack, or someone close to you has experienced a heart attack. In either event, you are welcome to visit as often as you like; new entries will be forthcoming on a regular basis.

I had a heart attack around 2:30 AM on Tuesday, October 4, 2016. It came as a complete surprise, with no clear warning signals or symptoms. I was in the last month of my 62nd year, in ostensibly good physical condition; a regular exerciser with a better than average physique for my age.

My myocardial infarction happened because of a 100% blockage in the LAD (left anterior descending) artery, the infamous widow maker. I survived, of course, and am in recovery now.

This blog contains my experience as a heart patient. I welcome comments and questions from those experiencing the same or similar experiences, and from those giving the much needed support to heart patients.

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Acceptance

No one can attend 12 step recovery meetings for very long without hearing this quotation from the AA Big Book: “And acceptance is the answer to all my problems today.” That is where I continue to struggle right now in recovery from my heart attack. There are things I can no longer do physically, and … Continue reading Acceptance

Business As Usual

We just celebrated Easter with all the chocolate bunny trimmings and bouts of copious overeating. Pleasing the grandchildren with our notions of what they “need” for this holiday can be a dangerous proposition. Not so much for the grandchildren (since their parents wisely monitor their intake of sugar, etc.) . . . but for US … Continue reading Business As Usual

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