Angina and dealing with the feelings after diagnosis

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   Posted 8/1/2012 4:17 PM (GMT -6)   
I've never done this before but at the suggestion of my mother am looking for people who may have had a similar experience. I'm a 35 yr old female and I was diagnosed with angina about 3 months ago. I was out of town for my son's bday when my arm went numb and my chest hurt. So I went to the ER and 4 days later after every test in the world, I was the lucky recipient of a stent and a new life. Since then I've struggled with my feelings about it. I'm scared of dying all the time. Then I'm scared of not taking every moment. I feel restricted from who I was. In the next week I have a ECHO and then a stress test and all I can think is that they are going to give me some bad news. Anyway, I'm just looking for some advice or guidance or if anyone has felt like this. Thanks.

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   Posted 8/2/2012 2:26 PM (GMT -6)   
Give yourself permission to grieve your loss of health. Cry your eyes out. If you lost an arm it would be a real loss. It is the same thing when we lose a part of the rest of a healthy body. Go through the grieving process. There will be a new normal. Talk about it to whoever will listen and process it. Thank God each day for what you do have. You may discover you have a lot going for you. Illness always changes our perspective. I don't know you but I care enough about you to write this to you and I am sure there are a lot of people out there who care for you also. Get professional help if you start slipping into depression.

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   Posted 8/8/2012 6:32 PM (GMT -6)   
aca,It is perfectly normal to have struggles with yourself after a heart incident be it a heart attack or just stents.You have to live your life.being scared all the time is not good for you.I've been there and done that and have the scars to show for it.You have been given a second chance,don't loose it by being to scared to live.Take care of yourself
I'm not scared of dying, I just don't want to
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