I suppose I am so wrapped up in mom’s day to day care that I forget about myself and tend to ignore or maybe even deny my own health issues. It’s easy to slip into forgetting about our own well-being. The cardiologist said that he sees it all the time with his patients.
I have been on autopilot for so long, full time 14 years and counting that I don’t know anything else.
This is a new specialist that my primary care doctor sent me to see. I like him. He said a few things that surprised me. He spoke to me about silent heart attacks too. Our bodies are fascinating.
I had tests done and more lined up with follow up appointments.
He said stress is a killer. Heart symptoms are different in women. He says for me to take baby steps for lifestyle changes, not to do everything all at once because that causes more stress. Just lots of medical and practical advice. Medication changes and additional meds.
Oh well, all part of life. I tend to downplay my own health but he laid out a plan for me to follow.