Covid 19 fearsMon, 09/19/2022 - 3:03PM
Hi- I am a new recipient for the Heartmate 3. My surgery was on May 3 of this year. My recovery has been a little rocky- but my medical team has really helped and I am now stable.. That said- I have really been having quite a bit of trouble with worrying about contracting Covid. I had my usual labs this morning and completely freaked out because I thought there was too many people in the lab area. I wear the highest grade medical N95 there is. I don't know about anyone else but the last three years have been extremely hard for us sick people. I was diagnosed with heart issues about six months before the pandemic started. I had never had any serious health problems before this- so it was really shocking to me. This is so hard- to not only be dealing with a serious health crisis but also a pandemic on top of it!! It seemed impossible to stay safe- but here I am still standing! I seem to be experiencing some PTSD from the whole thing. Anyone else having similar issues? I am working with a great therapist to help me to alleviate this horrible anxiety. I am trying to start doing more because that is the purpose of all this hard work. We have to live right? I am determined to move forward and do more. Any support from others going through this would help. Thanks, Joanne L.