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Jackie20, October 4,  2020  7:15pm EST

Mixed Emotions

Hello.  I am 50yrs old and had a heart attack on 8/22.  My primary doctor told me that I was going to go thru a range of emotions after the heart attack, and now I seem to be going thru them which is driving me nuts.  I sometimes wake up depressed, and other times I just feel angry.  Angry that I had a heart attack, angry that my husband, who needs to lose weight & needs to be healthier, isn't trying to take better care of himself, angry that I can't be as active as I was before, and angry that just because I'm not bed ridden people think that I'm ok.  I will be going back to work soon, and I'm worried that the demands of work will cause me to have another heart attack.  I'm told to try to be patient, and things will get better over time.  Some of the posts I've read are inspiring and encouraging, so I will try to be more patient.   

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  • AHAASAKatie
    AHAASAKatie, October 5,  2020  9:24am EST

    I can imagine you are frustrated and angry. You just went through a major health event. From my experience, that causes anxiety, anger, and a bit of grief for what happened. Things do get better over time, but honestly - that can be THE MOST frustrating phrase in the world to hear, over and over again. Please know that you are among friends who are here to support you and understand your experience. Best Katie

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