Dh had heart attack in 2006 and had a stent fitted. He then had a second small attack in 2007 and has been on a myriad of drugs ever since and also has PVD. He’s very well, quite fit, attends cardiac exercise class every week and is still working on a consultancy basis from home.
So far, so good....the problem arises insofar as he does not accept limitations on his activities. He lifts and carries heavy items including up and down stairs, has rugby tackle sessions with dgs, climbs ladders, moves fridge freezers and furniture, chops logs with sil......you get the picture I hope.?!
In many ways I know we’re very lucky that he’s well enough to do these things, but he is taking risks all the time. I’ve sort of learnt to live with it as this is who he is - despite having some heart stopping moments myself. What is worrying me this week is that he’s insistent on driving a 250 mile round trip in one day and not for the first time. I think it’s far too much, will tire him out unnecessarily and then I’ll be worried about strain on his system. I’ve also noticed a couple of little incidents in the car where his attention isn’t quite there.
Is this a reasonable concern or am I overreacting?
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