I'm glad you're on top of the heart check ups. Hiaitus hernias can cause so many problems as you know, worth keeping a check on it and taking the appropriate medications for it if you can, even if one day you feel ok, still take them.
Whilst I know that exercise is good, please take it easy. I am having such a bad time at the moment with the fibro along with everything else and I am dong my stretching regime I devised as much as I can - unfortunately no gym or workouts for me I can't even walk properly hee hee !!
Wow, where do I start with my heart probs ?? 3 1/2 years ago I had a massive MI which was very serious with a "not too sure" outcome, then about 5 months later I had another "lesser" heart attack. I was taken into the hospital again, had some treatment and then was put on a waiting list to be transferred over to the mainland - I live on an island - to have an angiogram done. Whilst having the angiogram, it brought on a serious angina atttack, and the test was cancelled, and I went back for it the next day. "Luckily" - I use the term loosely - for me as a result of this is was found out that I had two totally blocked arteries and the third had only 30%function in it. Apparently I was a "ticking timebomb waiting to go off".
From there it was a race against time to make sure that the surgery was carried out as soon as was possible. As I have lupus and also APS, the surgical teams had to make sure that everything was in place to ensure that I came through the surgery. I did !!
In March of this year, I had a small heart attack - I wasn't made aware that even though I had had surgery, I still had coronary artery disease - I just thought everything was sorted because of my surgery. Since then I have had another suspected dvt and went to collect my tummy jabs to treat myself to disperse this. It was noted at this time I had very swollen legs, feet and ankles. and an echo was arranged. As I knew tht I would have a wait for this I arranged to have it done at my own cost - good job I did !! About 3 weeks ago, I was told I had congestive heart and liver failure, which for me unfortunately because of all of my medical and previous heart problems, is irreversible. Also I have a dilated left ventricle in my heart which means that the blood is not being pumped around the body as it should be. So all in all I am in a bit of a pickle with it all, and sure could do with some hugs.
I have found this hard to come to terms with as I have fought lupus, APS, a nerve and muscle wasting illness and so many other things for most of my life and I get so ticked off to think that this has now happened. I'm not feeling sorry for myself at all, just completely shocked at the latest diagnosis.
I bet you're sorry you asked aren't you now hee hee ??