Adjusting to Life After the Heart AttackI'm an active 59 year old professional who eats healthy and runs regularly, so my heart attack on 10-3-16 was a complete shock. Good news was that I was in Seattle visiting my sister, so her efforts to get me to the ER ASAP saved my life. Extremely grateful for this, as I was able to survive the incident without any permanent heart damage. It was also a wake up call to 'get my numbers' and pay more attention to factors outside my control. I have an adversion to Big Pharma, so faithfully taking my Lipitol is a challenge, as I prefer a natural approach to health. I am currently on a strict Paleo diet, with a good after-care plan with a Naturopathic doctor and cardiologist.
Although I am 'type A,' I have balanced it out with meditation, social and 'me' time. My problem is in adjusting to the loss of energy. Without my daily run, I feel exhausted and lethargic. I'm only able to work 3 hours a day without feeling fatigued. The physical symptoms are triggering anxiety and depression--two conditions I was successfully able to 'cure' before the heart attack.