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 Advertisements
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.