Yes I wholeheartly agree with the messages about the cardiac rehab and what this group has done for me. I never had the blues like I did this past week.
I have gone through cardiac rehab and they graduated me in twelve sessions since I had exceeded the goals they had for me.
I am going to the gym and still working with the program (cardiac rehab exercise physocologist) in the traditional gym.
I am working full time. Most of the people at my cardiac rehab program were a lot older than myself. I just turned 61 and they were already retired. Not sure if my working full time which I need to do, has anything to do with the blue feeling, however I am so happy that I am alive and have much more time with my family.
I work now with a nurse who was in the operating room with me and her sole job is to hold the heart while the surgeon makes the incisions and places the new values in place of the clogged ones. Wow is all I can say. Yes she does that for so many people, however, just to know that she was part of my surgery is amazing.
She explained the entire process to me from being placed on the OR table to being taken to recovery. That was so helpful in knowing that without these amazing people along with my surgeon, there would be a possibly that I would have died.
I saw my cardiologist and he is changing my medication. He feels that the ones he has me on is not working for me and the blood pressure for myself needs to come down more.
So thankfully I am alive and I am a very positive person, just the past week had been very trying.
Keep the faith. You are amazing, we all are. After what we have endured, our lives have been spared for more than the reasons that we will ever know.
Prayers to all
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I had never heard of the Doom-and-Gloom Syndrome, but as someone who's seemingly had an opposite – and equally unexpected -- reaction to his multiple surgeries (a Lucky-and-Blessed Syndrome), it makes sense to me that it would exist. So I Googled the term and found several references that might be of interest.
The more you can hold onto positive feelings (and a sense of cosmic humor), the better. Hopefully, you have a compassionate, caring cardiologist with whom you can discuss how you are feeling. The sooner the better.