I was 43 when I had my MI. I have chronic migraines and was given imitrex by my Neurologist. About 30 mins after taking the imitrex, my husband was calling 911 because I was having a full blown heart attack. I was in ICU for about a week before having angioplasty which showed 2 clogged arteries-1 of which they were able to stent and 1 which they were not because it was too weak. I had been having pain for a year before this but my doctor would not listen because I am a woman and I had no other symptoms or indicators. I was a person who had never exercised, I had high blood pressure since I was 29 but NEVER thought I would have a heart attack. I was just diagnosed with ulcerative colitis because I already have IBS, depression, PTSD, chronic migraines (take morphine and methadose), anxiety, hypertension and GERD or acid reflux with a stomach ulcer to top off the list. I can't believe my good fortune (lol). When I was young, I was always active and now I am not working and havent been exercising for a while because of the stomach problems and my depression is kicking up it's ugly head again. Anyone out there want to be a friend? My family doesn't understand. They all laugh about how I'm always sick and that everything happens to me. I don't think they understand how it feels to be sick all the time. It takes a lot out of you; however, I don't want to be a burden so I try and act as if none of this is going on. Imagine that...Crazy, huh? I keep telling myself that there are so many more people out there who are so much worse that I have to be thankful. I hate to say it but sometimes I still wish I could just scream----"Please give me a month of no pain, sickness or depression" but I feel if I do, I will be a horrible complaining person. I just need a support system. My family loves me a lot but feel like tough love is the way to go.
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