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How Long Does It Take To Recover From Cardiac Arrest

How Long Does It Take To Recover From Cardiac Arrest

posted December 18, 2019
A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member

It is very easy to eat the wrong things when practically everything out there was never meant to be consumed by the human body . If it doesn't grow out of the soil , it was never meant to be eaten . So , fruits & vegetables , nuts , seeds & grains are real food that our bodies can process without causing problems . As far as beverages go ; clean , healthy spring water (not in plastic containers) is the best . Also, tea & coffee are Ok , use spring water , & no sweeteners .

posted January 28, 2020
A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member

I am in awe with your story that is the best thing I have heard all day. Thank you for sharing that I have been trying to pull myself out of this dark place and I am having a hard time with it. But your story fills my heart with happiness and graditude.

posted February 5, 2020
A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member

I know the hospital your talking about my in-laws before they died were in there.. I was there visiting my father-in-law many years ago and I was not happy with what I saw. I wanted to tell the nurse to do her job but they didn't want me to make a scene because they were afraid of the same thing. My thing is if some one does not speak up they just keep doing the same thing. As in your case of course at that time you couldn't speak for your self. (I was referring to now) lol, We have the same problem here too. So many especially elderly or have issues going on they don't know that they can request another doctor or even fire the one that is causing the problem... I issues with a few doctors here and I had to put them in their place and get a different doctor Know I am pleased to say I have really good doctors. I worked in a hospital so I have learned what can be doe and what can't. It should be that way wherever you go no matter what.

posted February 24, 2020
A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member

I really do speak up for myself. That night of my heart attack I wasn't able to since I was either gasping for air or throwing up. I talked to my husband about speaking up to the doctors and nurses when I am having any problems. He is doing a lot better at it. I have had a lot of people ask me why I didn't sue the ER dr. or the hospital. With all of the heart problems showing up, I want to be treated properly if I had another emergency. I didn't want them afraid to do procedures or tests on me if I needed them. In a smaller town I didn't want to be labeled and the local drs. not take me on as a patient. Then I think at times, maybe I wouldn't have had the panic attacks and anxiety I've went through. As sick as I was, we could have just moved to a different area with better hospitals. I am way passed the time I could have taken any action on that dr. or hospital and I never had any other problems with the ER or hospitals after the one night. I do read and look at more health related topics now. I ask better questions to health related people to show them my concern and knowledge. My cardiologists are in Pittsburgh at the Heart Failure/Heart Transplant Clinic at Allegheny General Hospital. They really know about any updated information on medicines and procedures.

posted February 23, 2020
A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member

I am so sorry that you had to go through all that. From this point on are you your best advocate? Try to be persistant as much as needed to get their attention. You have every right to be treated with dignity and respect. So many options for you. Please take advantage of this talk to a Patient Advocate that was a long time ago but if you talk to one they can tell you what you can do if it ever happens again.

posted February 23, 2020

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