Living With Mesothelioma –My Diary– A healthy diet for a healthy heart from now on xx


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Well what a week we have had. I dont ever want another week like it.

The NHS have done Ray proud and we can only praise them for all the wonderful treatment and they have found out that Ray has had 3 heart attacks.

mild ones and the one on Wednesday was very severe.  If he had left it the 4th one would have been the one to take him out of this world and that is so scary.

He is listening and I have done a big shop to be delivered on Monday with loads of fresh chicken and fish. Lots of spices to make some healthy dishes, loads of fruit and vegetables, everything natural. Processed foods are OUT.

My Son and Daughter in Law came down with a hamper of food yesterday  as normally it would be boxes of chocolates, now its healthy nakd bars and fruit bars.

They took m to the hospital and stayed until almost the end of visiting time but we could see Ray was getting tired as other friends popped in. They were happy to see the great improvement in him to Wednesday.

He has had so many cards and get well wishes on facebook that has kept his spirits up.

The wind and rain kept on all day a very miserable day.

We came home last night and  Terry walked Louis for me as I made a roast beef dinner and we realxed and chatted until they had to eave for the 2 hour journey home.

I collapsed into bed and watched a bit of telly waiting for a call to hear they had got home safe.

Ray phoned to say good night but he was very tired.

So its all healthy eating now and i have joined ray to BHF where we can get good recipes.

I couldnt sleep for long and have been up since 4.30 as I cant wait to go and collect Ray.

We can only say listen to your body unlike Ray. We didnt know that vomiting was a sign even. We thought it was a pain in the left arm but thats not the case.

His was a clamp on the chest, back pain and the jaw hurt.

He couldnt breath but we have been blaming the cold winds, as I couldnt breath with my bad lung. What a pair how did we come to our later life like this. This wasnt in our plans for retirement I can assure you. We have got to go ahead and both enjoy every minute of every day.

Finding out more

Man gets chest painFor more information on the symptoms associated with each type of condition take a look at our conditions pages.

The most common type of heart disease is coronary heart disease – heart attacks and angina.

The damage to your heart from a heart attack may cause heart failure. When heart muscle is damaged, it cannot heal itself. That’s why we need to raise £50 million to help mend broken hearts.

Heart attack symptoms

It’s important to remember that the symptoms of a heart attack can vary from one person to another.

Symptoms can range from a severe pain in the centre of the chest, to having mild chest discomfort that makes you feel generally unwell. In some cases, chest pain or discomfort are accompanied by other symptoms.

If you, or anyone around you, experience any of these symptoms, don’t ignore them. Phone 999 for an ambulance immediately. This means that you will get treatment as soon as possible.

The sooner you get treatment, the greater your chances of survival.

Symptoms include:

  • central chest pain; a dull pain, ache or ‘heavy’ feeling in your chest; or a mild discomfort in your chest that makes you feel generally unwell. The pain or discomfort may feel like a bad episode of indigestion
  • this pain or discomfort may spread to the arms, neck, jaw, back or stomach
  • as well as having chest pain or discomfort you can feel light-headed or dizzy and short of breath
  • You may also feel nauseous or vomit
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