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Many people after a heart attack mention extreme exhaustion and apparently this is fairly normal. However my husband, aged 86 is so seriously fatigued that he doesn't have much quality of life. The slightest effort, (walking a few yards) makes him have to sit down. After eating a meal, (he only has a small appetite), he looks ready to collapse. He had a heart attack four months ago and had angioplasty.
He also had extreme anaemia and had two blood transfusions in hospital but by all accounts the haemoglobin levels have gone up. The heart nurse visits every two weeks but neither she nor the doctor seem to appreciate how he is struggling through each day. Having a shower, completely wears him out. he tries hard to move forward but today he tried to walk up our front drive and was frightened that he couldn't get back.
I know you may say, "Well he is 86 years old" and I realise that and it may be a question of us just accepting things but if there is something wrong, either with his blood or with the stent, then perhaps it could be corrected and he could enjoy his last few days, months or years. No one in the medical profession seems to be taking us seriously.
We have been married for nearly 60 years and it's crippling to see my husband like this.
Any ideas or suggestions welcome.
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