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Consultant Anaesthetist; Married, 3 children
Brief outline:Heart attack 2001, in hospital for 5 days. Thrombolytic (clotbuster) drug. Coronary artery bypass surgery ten months later. Current medication: aspirin, ramipril, atenolol, simvastatin, paraxtine
Well I think the all of us can fall of different diseases. Some have colds, some have heart attacks, some have the strokes, so it is just the draw of the luck. All of us will be depressed after being ill, all of us will you know can be affected to different degrees whether its financial, social, professional implications, which can be caused by the disease itself.
But I think there is always ways of going round and you know getting back and ways that is, like the support group advice. Things which you can even change your career and look in to other things which you can do and enjoy.
And I think the, the problem is that if one keeps closing himself in a close circuit and thinking, “all that's happened to me, I can't go back to work, I can't do this, I can't do that. That's when the people get down and, and they let themselves down.
But if you can break the circle and come out of it and just think about something you really want to do but you haven't got the time or the, the facilities to do it then this might be the time you should think about it and do it.
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