my way of seeing things...about my lifeyes, I've had a couple silent heart attacks, yes i had a known heart attack and a quadruple bypass, yes 3 months later i had another heart attack that almost killed me and had a stent put in. It's all left me with other problems, shortness of breath, coronary artery spasms and i even got venous insufficiency in my legs.
Well... I'm now 61 years old, an age some call "senior" and by golly i feel like it fairly often. too often for my tastes. anyway, before all this i was on no meds, i ate good food, not much processed, organic meats and vegetables. Now i eat the same stuff but i have 7 prescriptions and a daily LD aspirin. that's almost a meal itself. but I, at least for me, have to look at things with some sense of humor because if i don't I'll be more miserable than i already am. so i make jokes about being old , all the old people cliche's, and just have fun with it. when i say something is serious as a heart attack? pfft! i now know if it's true or not!!!
now i know this is all a very serious subject and some may not understand how i can see things humorously but for me, as i said, i have to. i make fun of myself but not others unless they're ok with it. it's nice to have someone in the same boat that can understand the humor.
now come on, how many of you still do the Fred Sanford grab the chest thing? some of you may be too young to know what I'm referring to. I'M COMING ELIZABETH!!!
ok, so humor helps me. you should see the look on someone's face when you make fun of it. it's a look of trying to smile and bewilderment all at the same time. but i find it helps them to ask questions about it all and that in and of itself, is a good thing. it may help them or others they know.
so in summation, ahem, be serious with your treatment but don't feel sorry for yourself. that's the worse thing you can do.