Nogo2021
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Nogo2021, August 11,  2020  6:31pm EST

Scary time

Three blood vessels are cloged.  May very well need sugery.  Scary time for me.  HBP/Diabetis/slight stroke/high colestrol/ and chest pains for the past 4-5 months.  How do YOU handle this?

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  • axnr911
    axnr911, August 18,  2020  6:21pm EST

    I know it's all very scary.  I had a stroke 2 years  ago because of afib.  Spent a lot of time in the hospital and doctors visits and tests and rehab. IT was hard to sleep at night I was so scared.   EVentually I came to the  realization that there were a lot of good doctors and others working to help me get better, and I had to rely on their help and have faith.  Initially, what really helped me get through some nights was CBD oil. drops.  I researched dosage and checked with my doc and my cardiologist and both were ok with it.  It helped aleviate the anxiety and relax me at night.  If I couldn't sleep then I'd put on the light and read or watch TV.  I also got some counseling for 2 or 3 months and that really helped to discuss my fears   and what I was going through with someone else. She gave me some tools to use for when I stopped seeing her.   Every day of my life I tell myself, "Every day in every way I'm getting better and better."  The subconscious believes whatever is said even if you don't.Also I have a little spiral notebook and keep a simple journal--how many steps I take, what I do, how I feel.  And looking back on it I can see my improvement.  It has also helped when I noted how I responded to meds or the Cbd oil, etc.  to know what works and what doesn't.  I did find out I had been overdoing it in my effort to get better as quick as I could and was making myself feel worse.  Helped me to know myself better. And, lastly,  it's easier when you are not alone, so keep participating in  chats, etc.  Find other on line cites where there are others going through the same thing.  I've gotten a lot of help from the folks at My Stroke Guide. Hope this helps. Remember, you are not alone.  There are so many out there with similar situations .  Love and prayers for you good health, Jeanne

  • Fish
    Fish, August 19,  2020  8:41am EST

    Fantastic

    Thanks

    Fish

  • ewNY1
    ewNY1, September 3,  2020  11:16pm EST

    I think surgery is the go. I suggest you start a healthy diet that can regulate your A1C and cholesterol. Chest pain for few months could be other concerns, CT scan maybe needed but check with your doctor.

    -Best

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