Posted: 12/12/2017 at 13:35
Afternoon All. I haven't read back. too many pages. Just to let you know what happened. I finished the last of my planned treatment on Friday 1st December and was not feeling too good. I felt gradually worse, not ill just generally under the weather, until the early hours of the Monday morning, 4th Dec. when I started to struggle to get my breath. I was admitted to hospital with pneumonia.
Late Monday /early Tuesday I was again struggling to breath and developed chest pains. ECG showed possible heart attack, so it was off to the LGI for angiogram, That showed no heart attack, but, diagnosed that I suffer from takotsubo. It causes all the symptoms of a heart attack, but goes back to normal within about 4-6 months. The main cause of this is stress, which is something I have had a lot of in the last year.
I am now home from hospital, on heart medication to help my heart recover.
The good news is that I no longer have a feeding tube and can eat pureed food and drink normally.