32 yr old female living with heart disease
by audrey harris
hello people, firstly thanks for letting me share my story with you all. I am 32 yr old living with heart disease it all started on march this yr 2012 when i had chest pain which was put down to a virus on the 3rd time visiting the doctor. I was referred to the hospital to get checked out.
Once there at the hospital i had some blood tests done which came back high but they still wasn't sure what was wrong i was told that they thought i had a virus on the lining of my heart and i need to go for a echo sound which took place the following day, that came back inconclusive they couldn't see anything as it was too dark. They waited over the weekend to take me back for a echo sound on the monday and that came back i had a blood clot so i was started on heprain straight away and was waiting to be transferred to another hospital to get a mri scan of the heart. Mri scan had came back that i had a virus of the heart doctors where still not sure if i had a heart attack i was put on medication and released from hospital awaiting another appt for outpatient.
On july this year i had a angiogram to determine whether i had had a heart attack and my worst fears where confirmed that i had had a heart attack.
8 months on im awaiting treatment to see if i have to have stents which i will find out next wk. I am out walking 5 mile 3 nights a week i also go swimming 1 - 2 nights a wk and i also jog on the track i no longer smoke i feal good and healthy than i did before but i am however struggling to come to terms with living with heart disease.
Maybe when i have received my treatment i can close this chapter of my life and move on.