How to get your "head" in the right place.I was diagnosed over 3 years ago with servere aortic valve stenosis. It came about after I passed out and was taken to hospital for concussion. A number of tests were run to see why I passed out and was given the diagnosis. They wanted to operate straight away, but I managed to get out (my mother had just had a stroke and I needed to take are of her). I needed time to think all this through. I was told I would be dead in two years, blah blah blah.
Well I am still alive after three years and I still can't get myself or my "head" in the right place to have the surgery done. I have a very difficult time accepting that this is not my fault (it is congental) that this happened to me. Its also very confusing to me that the cardiologists don't even want to confirm that this is congenital even though the radiologist confirmed it.
It is also difficult for me to belive that I might survive the operation, which btw the surgen will only do by open heart surgery.
Has anyone else here experinced "head space" problems or does everyone just "blindly" accept what the doctors are telling them?