Saturday

What a lovely bright day. I even took a walk in the garden, that was nice. I jumped or rather I should say I limped onto the bathroom scales I was surprised  to see I have lost a stone since this thing started. My weight has been constant for the last 14 years it never moves ,so to see this loss in  less than 3 weeks aint good.

I think my son is coming to visit tomorrow. He has a cold and is a bit worried about giving it to me.

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Wow late this afternoon I actually walked right round the block with Mave and louis. So this is the ice breaker, I did it.

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Friday

Another very short walk  round the bloc with louis ,well half a block really. It looked so nice the gauge said 24c. But once the front door was open wow that cold wind caught me. So another short slow walk.

Anyone updating a Tom Tom  beware. The latest wrecks your sat nav. I have entered a complaint ,but dont hold your breath. This is the second time an update has done this. But if Tom tom dont sort it, then I will never buy another Tom Tom. Ive looked on the forum and loads of people have the same problem. Watch this space.

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Thursday

Its a GOOD Day so far.

I knew when I woke up that I felt better. I was up earlier than  of late.

I have had a lunch. But best of all  after lunch I  got dressed up and took louis  out for a pee. Its only about 100 yards up the lane , but I did it albeit very carefully and not very fast. I feel Ive turned a corner today. I think if the weather was warmer I could get out more. Its time I started on the road home.

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Well  its after evening meal ,Mavis has been baking all afternoon bless her. I dont feel so energetic now energy levels soon drain away.

I am still getting Cards and best wishes from  my friends so thankyou all. Today a nice card from Christine and Mark from IATP. Thank you Christine and Mark.

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Wednesday

Hi folks.

My posts are still a bit sparse. As I don’t get up to much,in fact I don’t get up to anything. But  its sunny today and a bit warmer,so I went for a few minutes walk in the garden.

Its 2 Wednesdays ago that I was dragged off to A & E, I feel grateful that I am still here to tell the tale.

I must be getting  better because I have done  2 lots of washing up and helped make the bed. One small step for mankind a Giant step for me.  I just want to get back to the old me so I can take the load off Mavis. But I will get there. Still no appointment for my angiogram yet.

It must be confusing for louis once it was me he ran to for his walks now when he comes up I have to say sorry son ask mummy. He just runs in circles and looks surprised when mavis takes him out. He is happy to go but he keeps looking back to see if I am  coming. bless him.

Some info for Heart attacks

Dial 999 immediately if you suspect that you or someone you know is having a heart attack.
Symptoms include:
  • chest pain: usually located in the centre of your chest and can feel like a sensation of pressure, tightness or squeezing
  • pain in other parts of the body: it can feel as if the pain is travelling from your chest to your arms (usually the left arm is affected, but it can affect both arms), jaw, neck, back and abdomen
  • shortness of breath
  • feeling sick
  • being sick
  • an overwhelming sense of anxiety (similar to having a panic attack)
  • feeling light headed
  • coughing
  • wheezing
The level of pain can vary significantly from person to person. For many the pain is severe and it has been described as feeling like ‘an elephant sitting on my chest’. For others, pain can be minor and similar to that experienced during indigestion.
Also, people with diabetes, some women, and older people do not experience any chest pain at all.
It is not the level of chest pain that is important in determining whether you are having a heart attack, it’s the overall pattern of symptoms that is important.
Do not worry if you have doubts about whether your symptoms indicate you are having a heart attack. Assume that you are having a heart attack and dial 999 to ask for an ambulance immediately.
Paramedics would rather be called out to find an honest mistake has been made than be called out when it is too late to save a person’s life.

Waiting for the ambulance

If you know that you are not allergic to aspirin and aspirin is easily available, slowly chew and then swallow an adult size tablet (300 mg) while you are waiting for the ambulance to arrive.
The aspirin will help to thin your blood and restore blood supply to your heart.

Cardiac arrest

In some cases a complication called ventricular arrhythmia can lead to the heart first going into spasm and then stopping beating altogether. This is known as sudden cardiac arrest.
Signs and symptoms suggesting a person has gone into cardiac arrest include:
  • they appear to not be breathing
  • they are not moving
  • they do not respond to any stimulation, such as being touched or spoken to
If you think somebody has gone into cardiac arrest and you do not have access to a piece of equipment called an automated external defibrillator (see below) you should perform chest compressions as this can help restart the heart.

Chest compression

To carry out a chest compression, place the heel of your hand at the centre of the person’s chest, in between their nipples. Place your other hand on top of your first hand and interlock your fingers. Using your body weight (not just your arms), press straight down (4-5cm) onto their chest.
Aim to do the chest compressions at a rate of 100 compressions a minute.
Watch this video on CPR for more information about how to perform ‘hands-only’ CPR.
The above advice only applies to adults. For information about how to perform CPR in children, see how to resuscitate a child.

Automated external defibrillator

If you have access to a device called an automated external defibrillator, which is a portable electrical device that effectively ‘reboots’ the heart, you should use it. Most large organisations keep an AED as part of their first aid equipment.
The charity Arrhythmia Alliance has more information about AEDs.

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Monday

I felt brave today so Around 3 oclock I thought its sunny  outside, I  will take louis out. It was my first  move outside  since my thing.

So with  2 scarves and an extra jumper and top coat. Louis hooked up ,I opened the front door. Oh dear the blast of ice cold air was a shock. But I set off. We got about 100 feet up the road and the cold was so much. Louis refused to go on so about turn. The feeling was similar to when I had the heart attack but not so severe. Once indoors I was shattered and it took awhile to get back to normal.

But its my first venture outside.

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Friday

Funny problem with TV  today.

Mave said something up with Telly today. I spent ages trying to get it working. I disconected all the cables and the Humax box set up the TV  no good connected everything up time and time again. Nothing worked. I was on tthe verge of giving up , I had one more go and it worked. I have no idea what went wrong or what I did different to get it working. Technology PHAAA!!

I had my largest meal since I came home so am still  doing OK. I need to build up  energy,

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Thursday

Another day. I am OK. Sitting about  watching mavis do the jobs and taking louis out makes me feel guilty. Its the jobs I took on when Mave fell ill herself. Now for  the time being she is having to do it all again. So I must recuperate quickly so that I can take it back again.

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Well i must be getting better because I ate nearly all my evening meal. Thats the most since I came home.

Every day makes a difference.

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