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Do You Find Yourself Feeling Vulnerable In Crowded Spaces, Or Find Yourself Trying Not To Be A Burden?

Do You Find Yourself Feeling Vulnerable In Crowded Spaces, Or Find Yourself Trying Not To Be A Burden?

I find myself suddenly wanting to rush home and get back to "safety" when I am at a doctor's waiting room, a public elevator...And then I realize that although everyone in my family are wonderful helping me, I try not to need help so I don't feel like I am imposing.

over 5 years ago
A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member

I often sit in the car while she goes and does the groceries so not to slow her down.
I dont always want to be alone, but am almost always alone, she works nights sleeps days and naps after supper.
I tell her its not up to her to change her life for me, its up to me to adapt my life to this disease, I find myself lonely tho. yet I d rather not go and see people fro fear of being in their way. like its not as if I can go help someone do anything.

over 3 years ago
A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member

So true, people tell me that all the time, you sure look good but yes it is the disease inside that plays havock with us.I am a very active person so of course nothing could be wrong with me right? I am a positive person and always upbeat, that is my choice, not always easy but it sure beats feeling sorry for myself. Life is what we make it . I chose to enjoy what I have left and everyday is a true gift. God bless you All

over 3 years ago
A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member

Recently I pulled into a parking lot for one last errand, felt panicked, drove right out and went home. I realized that I just can’t do the things I used to do and i’m learning to pay attention to my body.

almost 4 years ago
A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member

@A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member I am experiencing the same issues..i am surrounded yet I feel so alone and useless at this time..

over 3 years ago
A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member

All I could do to walk, had to hold onto things to get yo the bathroom, blood pressure was 200/120, wife wasn't home, so I went by ambulance to the ER, set off alarms everytime the automatic blood pressure machine took my blood pressure, yet they sent me home, 3 hours later, told me to see my family doctor. This was at s hospital who advertises that they are a great heart hospital. Did not even keep me for observation. After seeing my family doctor. He sent me to a heart doctor.

Put on medication, had a cardiac MRI, found out I have a 4.01 cm aneurysm, plus 3 leaky heart valves, which heart doctor says not to worry about.

I am not one to complain, but I run out of energy very quickly, I give 110% at my job. To look at me, people think there is nothing wrong with me and tend to think I am just lazy. I do not wish this on anyone, but I think everyone should have to live with heart problems, for one week, they would see that it is hard.

almost 4 years ago (edited)

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