After a Heart Attack
List of contents to the e-book

LIFE AFTER A LOVED ONE HAS A HEART ATTACK
Chapter 1

FOREWARD
A LIFEEXPERIENCE
EXPLODING THE MYTH
INTRODUCTION
WHO SHOULD READ THIS BOOK?
WHAT THIS BOOK IS NOT ABOUT
A PERSONAL EXPERIENCE
MY ‘STORY’
DENIAL HAS ITS USES
DIFFERENT REACTIONS

Chapter 2
HOMECOMING
WHAT HAS HAPPENED TO THE HEART
CARDIAC REHABILITATION: THE NEXT STAGE
THE FIRST MONTH IS THE HARDEST
KID GLOVES
LETTING GO!
THE CARDIAC REHABILITATION NURSE

Chapter 3
SUDDEN CHANGES FOR YOU!
GUILT
ANGER
RESENTMENT
ACCEPT THAT YOU ARE HUMAN

Chapter 4
DEPRESSION, ANXIETY& TOUGH TIMES!
MALCOLM’S STORY
THE FRAILTY OF BEING HUMAN
POST TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER
HIDING ANXIETIES AWAY!
TAKING STEPS TO CONQUER ANXIETY
COUNSELLING

Chapter 5
SELF HELP: ENDLESS EXERCISE AND A DELECTABLE DIET!
ENDLESS EXERCISE
A DELECTABLE DIET!
OILY FISH: SAVIOUR OF THE HEART!
OILY FISH -‘CHICKEN SOUP’ FOR THE SOUL!
CUTTING DOWN ON THE ‘DREADED’ FATS!
KNOW YOUR FATS
SALT

Chapter 6
OILY FISH: SAVIOUR OF THE HEART!
PRACTICALITIES
TRAVEL
WORK
CHANGE OF FOCUS?

Chapter 7
HAVE YOU GOT LOVING ON YOUR MIND?
MALE PRIDE UNDER SIEGE
ANY PHYSICAL CONTACT CAN BE GOOD

Chapter 8
FURTHER TREATMENT: Procedures and Medication
ANGIOGRAM
ANGIOPLASTY
BYPASS SURGERY
STRESS TEST ECG
MEDICATION

Chapter 9
YOU STILL EXIST TOO!
DISAPPEARING FROM VIEW
‘I DON’T HAVE A LIFE ANYMORE’
RECOGNISING YOU MAY BECOME ANXIOUS
EXPRESSING ANXIETY IN DIFFERENT WAYS
DEPRESSION AND ANXIETY
WAYS TO HELP YOURSELF
SHAKING OFF ANXIETY Chapter 10
CHANGE OF PERSONALITY?
CHANGES ALL ROUND?
STUCK ON A PLATEAU?
THE HIDDEN HEART
A COMMON BUT SECRET EXPERIENCE

Chapter 11
INFORMATION CAN BE POWER
THE INTERNET
INFORMATION FROM CARDIOLOGIST
HELP FROM GP

Chapter 12
LOOKING FORWARD!
DEALING WITH SETBACKS
BEING REALISTIC
CHANGES FOR YOU!
USEFUL REFERENCES

© Libbie Johnson 2015
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