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... I had pulmonary edema, which mimiced congestive heart failure, not a heart attack, but everyone around me keeps saying it is very easy to become a cardiac cripple and they keep saying if I need counseling, it is not unheard of. ... (5 replies)
... After having any kind of cardiac event, sometimes they leave thier marks permenently or just temporarily and that becomes the new normal for you. ... (3 replies)
... I had a severe heart attack four years ago (am sixty now), with resulting low ejection fraction and arrhythmias. I assumed that I would die any day. Apparently I haven't yet. I think extreme anxiety goes with having a heart attack, and there is no way to be talked out of it. Travel always seems risky (yet one doesn't want to be a "cardiac cripple"). It has only been a... (5 replies)

... I had a massive MI at age 47. It blocked the left descending artery and left me pretty much a cardiac cripple. I remember the feelings you describe. The MD at that time gave me valium which only made me sleepy. ... (2 replies)
... nI "doze" off. My mind is literally exhausted. I wil persevere one way or the other. I want to live to see my grandbabies grow! i am 48 and too young to become a cardiac cripple. I may have to have the ICD...and I DON'T WANT IT AT ALL... but then again.. it could just end up saving my life. ... (8 replies)
... Based on that, the second statement described me after my heart attack. I was a cardiac cripple, afraid of taxing my poor little heart. ... (6 replies)
... Hey Sapper, Good to hear your reply. I have PVC's/PAC's ALL the time. The tri's come once in awhile. Just this a.m. after getting up & having my usual meds for my heart, I thought, wow, my heart is better today, no flipping around. THEN BAM ! I have a run of tachycardia, had to cough a lot to get it into regular rhythym. It really scares me. Yes, PMS time can make them... (4 replies)
Taking Life Back
Jan 18, 2005
... Mamak, I had bypass x 5 in May of 03 after a big time MI. Some of the things you mentioned are really going to be determined on the overall health of your heart. Not so much what you think that health is, but what the doctors say it is. I understand the "Cardiac Cripple" feeling as I am sure most of us that have bypass can. Alot of the energy and ambition that you may... (3 replies)
Taking Life Back
Jan 17, 2005
... How soon do you go back to doing the things you used to such as dancing, moving furniture, raking leaves and so forth. I guess you can call me a cardiac cripple. I'm too afraid to do the things I used to do. You can help me overcome this by sharing how long it took you to get your life back. ... (3 replies)
... I read (in one of these heart attack survivor book) that 95% of heart attack survivors develop anxiety. I was there. I had my MI at age 35 in 2002. I spent the next 6 months as a "cardiac cripple" and was in the ER 3 more times for two more caths, and a second stent. I would like to believe that she could, I could, we all could, provided the changes are made to... (8 replies)
... I'm 25 and have had my pacemaker for 4 years. I have an extenisive cardiac history and I am on 7 cardiac medications. I am very active and have been on a wilderness Search and Rescue team for 10 years. I like to hike, climb, snowshoe etc. ... (2 replies)
... strike one up for the cardiac rehab patients. ... (4 replies)
... efore the test and I am scared sick! All this drama has been going on for more than six weeks and I have had it! I am too scared to exercise, and have become a cardiac cripple virtually. I am on .05 mg. of Xanax twice a day which does squat. ... (4 replies)
... er, the quality of my life has been centered around anxiety and fear of this heart problem. There is no way or no one who can help as I'm now considered to be a cardiac cripple. Don't allow yourselves to become one.....enjoy your life, try to ignore those feelings knowing they will not kill you. ... (7 replies)
... Granted, but that can happen in healthy individuals as well as those of us with CHD. I gradually built up my exercise routine to the speed which I now run. (I didn't do this without all of my physicians' knowledge--I agree with you that someone with CHD should not just exercise without physician consent). However, the benefits of exercise to my lipid profile are... (26 replies)
Heart Attack Talk
Apr 16, 2003
... Hi Fade, As far as the carbs, I really didn't crave them because I had removed the urge for carbs and replaced it with fats/protein. What I would crave would be things like wedges of cheese and milk, or deli meats in particular. The heart attack made it very easy to change. I dropped the tobacco and starting losing weight instantaneously, from March 15. It was more like... (6 replies)
... afraid to do so for fear of taxing my poor heart. A good friend of mine who is a nurse in cardiac rehab dragged me out running with her, saying "don't become a cardiac cripple." She was right. ... (3 replies)
... a cardiac cripple in another. As to the the difference from a PVC and skipped beats.... ... (60 replies)




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