User Stories: Heart Disease
“I am very active for my age; I work, volunteer, and exercise quite regularly. I am 65 years old, and thought that I was the picture of health for people my age, until my heart attack three months ago.
I have had bypass surgery where I was in the hospital for one week. After this surgery I thought I was on a steady road to recovery, but had to have a second surgery last month. The aggressiveness of my condition was very scary. I felt as though I was doing everything right for my health and well being, but I am now questioning everything I thought I knew. I worry that I will continue to have complications with my heart for the rest of my life.”