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What kind of support do you need today?

Living with heart failure is hard work. How can we support you today? This is a judgement-free space where you can share the truth about what's been hard for you lately.

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  1. I would love some advice on how much I can exercise after discovering I have atrial fibrillation and a weakened heart.

    1. , this is an excellent question. Unfortunately, we are unable to provide medical advice like this so we recommend you reach out to your healthcare team. Thank you for stopping by and have a nice rest of the day. - John M. ( Team)

    1. thank you for sharing! Have you tried expressive therapy? Wishing you a peaceful weekend 😀 - John M. ( Team)

  2. Online groups like this are so important! Even though we live right outside of Knoxville, there is not a support group for Heart Failure Patients or their caregivers. I can't imagine how hard it is for people living in even more remote areas in our state to find support. Groups like this are such a lifeline and I am so thankful my husband became a part of it. I have learned so much about what he goes through and it has helped me understand him better and become a better care taker for him!

    1. Since my coronary artery disease, which resulted in a heart attack, has been successfully treated with stents and medication, the support I need is primarily from my own efforts to remain healthy. That means some don'ts (alcohol, nicotine, excessive consumption of red meat, carbohydrates, salt) and some dos (exercise, balanced diet, hydration, semi-annual visits to my cardiologist). Since I'm retired, I also try to maintain a balanced schedule with lots of varied activities. I find that sitting around leads to bad habits, especially dietary.

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