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Does anyone have these problems? How do you handle it?
There are times I have seen abbreviations used I am not familiar with. I type these into the search bar and usually can find out what they mean.
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I have extreme problems with anxiety. Six months ago my husband had a “widowmakers” heart attack which most people do not survive. I was present with him on the floor as someone did cpr on him. I remember screaming his name and then the ambulance crew arrived . His heart was completely blocked. He was put into a coma for three days to preserve his organs and heart. After a week he woke up. I get flashes of the event out of nowhere. I was diagnosed with ptsd. I was told to use thought blocking.
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@anndomico How fortunate that your husband survived his widowmaker's heart attack! He was very fortunate to have someone available to start CPR until the crew arrived. How is he doing now?
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@brit CPR is cardio pulmonary rescuscitation that is done when someone's heart function and breathing stops to save a person. PTSD is post traumatic stress disorder that happens after a frightening event which tends to cause panic attacks. PTSD is hard to live with and disrupts your life when events trigger memories of the very traumatic events that happened in the past. PTSD is treatable. I experienced some of that with extreme fears of having surgery because of fearful similar experiences when I was little. Every time I thought about having spine surgery, I panicked. Some of that was also because of the injury I had in a car accident twenty tears earlier, that caused the spine problem I had that then needed surgery, and that accident was also a traumatic event contributing to the problem..
It seems to me you have a good understanding of your issues.
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