Category Archives: Story sharing

Restart A Heart Day

Restart A Heart Day: 18 October 2016 Time: Whenever suits YOU Where: In your school hall, gym or classroom Dear Mike, I learnt CPR in one of my lessons at school. That lesson had a massive impact on my life. I was sitting next to my dad on the bed, and suddenly he fell to …

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Nick’s Story: Ideopathic Dilated Cardiomyopathy

Many thanks Nick for sharing your story. Hello my name’s Nick and I’m 52 years young. In 2006 I came back from holiday unable to stop sweating and feeling like I’d pulled a muscle in my chest. I went to the doctor and was rather surprised to find my resting heart rate was 165 bpm and …

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Health Talk – Heart Failure

Thank you to yourhealthtalk.org for this link… HeartTalk researchers travelled around the UK interviewing people living with heart failure to hear about their experiences. Thank you to Mike for participating in the research… here is the video… http://www.healthtalk.org/peoples-experiences/heart-disease/heart-failure/mike  

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From ICD to CRT-d

Thanks to Mike for sharing his story. I had been feeling unwell and generally very tired for the past couple of months and decided to have a chat with the Heart Failure Nurse Specialist in Neville Hall. My medications were reviewed but the new tablets contributed to a horrible dry cough. I was unable to …

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Airport Security

Many thanks to Sarah for sharing her recent experiences… just returned from hol flying out from Cardiff Airport. They have a new security scanner which is deemed safe for medical implants. I hadn’t heard about this before flying and was quite dubious about standing in it. Was given this leaflet: http://www.cardiff-airport.com/uploads/security/Security%20scanner%20information.pdf and http://www.cardiff-airport.com/airport-security/ When you get to …

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Sleep apnoea

Many thanks to Mike for sharing his story… I attended a check up session with the Heart Failure nurse when she asked me if I would complete a questionnaire about my sleeping pattern. She explained that a study was being carried out on people with heart failure to determine how their sleep patterns may be affected by this illness. …

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Sarah’s Story

Please find the following story sent to me by Sarah….. I had a cardiac arrest on 10th February and was successfully resuscitated by my husband (my hero). I had an echocardiogram and was told that the pumping action of my heart was severely impaired. I was totally shocked. I was admitted to Llandough Hospital and …

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Sharing your story

As a group we’ve found that it helps to share our trials and tribulations. The professionals try their best to help support us, but it is group members who can really know how you actually feel. *Nervousness about tests and how the results affect you and your family. *Wondering how  the diagnosis affect  everyday living …

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Rachel’s story

With thanks to Sandra for passing this link on to us. The link comes to us via the Arrhythmia Alliance website –  a site well worth investigating Rachel – sudden cardiac arrest …  http://heartrhythmcharity.org.uk/www/771/0/rachel-suddencardiacarrest-aed/

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The Day That Changed My Life

My story – Mr Mike Morgan. At the time I worked for a company doing research on Literacy in Wales. In August 2004 he was working in Caernarfon, North Wales when he began to feel unwell. Mike takes up the story I had finished work for the day and was preparing for the long drive back to …

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