In April of this year I had heart failure due to a 'Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm'...fortunately(?) I was in the hospital at the time and was rushed into surgery...the operation was a success, but I soon began to have anxiety attacks as I occassionally pondered the incident and wondered whether it would happen again, especially when I felt a pain in or around the chest region...I've found that the post-op treatment leaves a lot to be desired so that the patient (victim?) is left to his own devices in order to cope with whatever psychological or subconscious issue comes to 'haunt' the mind...I found that this (obviously?) impacted on my blood pressure until I found that I was working myself into a frenzy as the time of day approached when I'd had this anxiety the previous time...like a viscious circle in fact it became a challenge to overcome what had now become an inevitable part of my daily routine.
Has anyone else experienced something similar, and if so what suggestions can you make for dealing with this?
Thanks in advance and regards to all fellow 'sufferers'