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I am a survivor from 2011. I am a type 2 diabetic and have just had my first stent last month.
So this will be Cardiac Rehab 2.0 for me. I will look forward to sharing.
1Psalmreader, February 10, 2020 10:35am EST
AHAASAKatie, February 12, 2020 7:14am EST
Good morning, I can share the information we have on Cardiac Rehab with you. I can imagine that this is a stressful time and I am sorry you are having the deal with this. Best Katie
vancet, February 12, 2020 6:01pm EST
Welcome to the community, 1Psalmreader. Please do share your recovery. It will inspire and encourage others who are going through the same thing. I just finished my cardiac rehab (10 weeks), hopefully that's the only one I'll have to do. Sorry to hear you have to go through it again. When I "graduated" the staff told me they hope to never see me again and to stay alive as long as possible. Please take good care and to not do too much too soon which is a very common thing to do.
yarn007, February 17, 2020 2:31am EST
Welcome to the site. Like you I am a type 2 Diabetic. I had my HA and received a stent in LAD on 3/16. Cardiac Rehab was a godsend after the HA. I would recommend it to anyone having heart issues. I will say the first year of the heart attack was really rough and it took a lot of mental work to overcome the trauma of the event. Now almost 4 years out I can say that time truly does heal.
Currently, my bigger battle is the progression of Diabetes. Adding more medication and looking at maybe immediate acting insulin. Bummer!
steveSD, February 24, 2020 5:37pm EST
Cardiac rehab really helped me get started on the road to recovery though I think I drove the techs and doctors crazy. I was 47 when I started rehab and ready to push as hard as they'd let me so they were constantly telling me to slow down and let my heart rate catch up. I just wanted to see what I was capable of without doing any harm. When I finished rehab after 6 weeks (because that's all the insurance would allow) they said they had just entered the highest level of output ever for me during my workout so I "won" rehab. Now I'm even stronger and in better shape than I was then. It took a couple of years but I'm fully back to normal and even better because I'm more healthy than I was before the heart attack.
I also have/had type 2 diabetes. It's well under control now without medication or at least it was until my hip replacement last year. I think the numbers should be back in line on my next tests though. Diet and exercise have made all of the difference in my life. I also try to get more sleep. I hope everyone has a great week! - Steve
yarn007, February 27, 2020 12:24am EST
How did the hip replacement last year effect your Diabetes? Just curious. I have a hip that is going, but it isn't bad enough for a replacement yet.