Emotional wellbeing and mental health are the unspoken sides of heart health. Recovering, surviving and living with a heart condition is not for sissies. It can knock you harder than you anticipated. This article will help. Source: When The Heart Gets Heavy: Emotional Wellbeing and Heart Conditions | The Heart Foundation
The emotional and mental trauma lingers long after heart surgery. You may look well on the outside, but inside things are not so great ….. This real-life story resonated with me. Source: The delayed ‘Trauma Drama’ of heart disease | Heart Sisters
My quest to find answers continued this week. I went to a cardiac rehabilitation session called “Heart to Heart” to find out if my emotional responses to heart surgery were “normal” and if there was anything more I could do to hasten my recovery. Here’s what happened.