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I had a heart attack at 38yrs old.


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I am a 38 year old guy and 4 weeks ago I had a heart attack.

 

I have no family history, I am a non smoker, I don't eat fast food or drink soft drinks my weight is fine and my cholesterol is normal.The only thing I have neglected is my fitness.

 

I have always found excuses not to be more physical,too busy, bad weather or just could not be bothered. Well now I have no excuses...I need to do this.

 

I was pretty nervous starting out today and was worried about my heart, but Today I completed week one day one and it felt fantastic.

 

A totally liberating experience and I can't wait to keep getting fitter and stronger.

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Thanks Trinette, it has been quite an eye opener. It is the day after and I have no pain and am actually looking forward to the next run tomorrow. I used to put down my shortness of breath to being unfit, but now I think it was probably more due to my heart issue,...yesterday I was talking the whole time, even while jogging and I had no shortness of breath :)

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Thanks jvincent, I'm glad I'm still here too!

 

I completed the first week no problems so I'm really feeling positive.

 

I used to be a combat medic in the army, but after leaving and getting an

injury, I allowed myself to get lazy and although I still looked pretty fit, I was far from it.

 

One thing I have noticed since I got my stent, is I have far better recovery times and am not as winded. Looking forward to week two!

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WOW, glad you are ok.  You just never know.  THose that abuse their bodies seem to live forever and some are super healthy and something like this strikes.

 

I have been life flighted twice with hear t issues and it is so scary.  I was in such great shape too.  One was peri-carditis where my heart sac was infected and swollen.  Second tie they didnt know. .   My heart Dr said a lot for me was contributed to running a lot.   So I do not full blown run anymore, I run/walk.   It was scary.

 

Take it slow and listen to your DR.  Congrats on beginning.

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Thanks Kelly, I'm glad you are still here too. It certainly is a pretty freaky experience, especially when you know the signs and symptoms and you can actually check them off as they are actually happening to you.

 

It's cool that this program has allowed us to keep going and keeping healthy without doing damage to our bodies.

 

Keep on moving :-)

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