Like anyone who has suffered a heart attack, it’s natural to feel like no one understands what you’re going through. But there’s no reason to feel like you’re fighting this battle alone. There are many resources available to help you cope and educate yourself about getting on track to a heart-healthy life.
For some, like Lidia Morales, being open with other women about her struggles has helped her become more accepting of her diagnosis and more optimistic about her future. “I show people my surgery scar and tell them it’s my beauty mark because this experience has taught me so many things about my life,” explains Lidia.
When you’re living with heart disease, the most important thing to realize is that the future does not have to look grim. Read on to find out how listening to the advice of your doctor, making positive lifestyle changes, and knowing where to look for the support you need, can help you maintain a full and productive lifestyle.