I'm new here, and although I'm not actually a heart patient myself, I need some advice and reassurance if you guys can give it to me. My fiance had his 4th heart attack this Wednesday, and although it wasn't as damaging to the muscle as previous ones, the pain from it has seemed to go on forever. Now, he's currently still in hospital, and that's not actually what I'm most worried about. It's when he gets home. I mean, I understand that he won't be able to do much of anything, but the thing is, I work all day, and I'm so scared about what's going to happen while I'm out. He had a heart attack last July, but it didn't seem to change his attitude towards anything. He seemed to spend all day in bed, and, even when he said he would, he wouldn't do some of the more simple things I asked him to, something as simple as sorting his dirty laundry. I mean, I'd even leave it on the bed for him. I'm just so scared that it's going to keep going like this, and I really don't want to lose him to a heart attack that he has in a sense brought on himself by his reluctance to do anything to help himself.
I guess what I'm really asking is what would you guys have wanted your loved ones to do for you, or encourage you to do for yourselves after a heart attack? I just really don't know what to do to help him anymore.