Saturday, March 28, 2009

My Heart Attack

I suffered a heart attack a few months back (Sept-2008).

I've been wanting to write about it but I had to wait since I hadn't told my parents (fear that they will worry a lot ).

Finally a few days back, I told my parents and here you go:

This is not about self-pity. I would like to share my thoughts about how I fell prey to this and how most of you can avoid heart disease. Applies specially to Desis in the mid forties and late thirties.

Anyways - between Sept-2008 and now, I have come long ways. My blood levels are good, lifestyle has changed 100%, lost 15 pounds and I am on a healthy diet. I am in good hands with my doctors and I am staying healthy and fit !

The only thing that I am not able to take care is my stress levels. However, I am working on that too.

In the coming days, I'll write about how this happened, what I've learnt and how I'm applying it to my life these days. If it could help somebody...I'll only be happy !

19 comments:

tt_giant said...

Take care Narayanan!

Kishan said...

take care of your health..
just wanted to tell you.. I love reading your blog but I rarely write any comments..
waiting for your blog on the details..

Kavi said...

Glad to note you are back on the road to recovery !

Best wishes.

Narayanan Venkitu said...

kavi/TT G - Thanks for your thoughts.

Kishan - Thanks for your visits and your kind words. I appreciate it.

Barani said...

Take care NV sir. I'm so glad you have recovered well.

Jeevan said...

I hope the courage brought u back in full recovery. Take care dear, hug.

Ahalya said...

Hello sir,

My name is Ahalya..from Canada. As i was searching for a song..ur webiste popped out..and found out that we both have a very similar taste.....esp in terms of music. Very nice meeting u sir...
Sorry to hear about ur health but I am happy that u have overcome it. I am a Registered Nurse working in the ICU department and I know what it feels to go through...
Pls reply me at priyamudan80@hotmail.com.

Thanks
Ahalya

Ghost Particle said...

take care sir. good that you have written it, will give us a chance to think back of our lifestyles.

godbless.

J said...

Sorry to hear that. I am a regular visitor to your blog but didnt comment much.

Losing 15 pounds is a great achievement. Glad to hear the new life style and do take care of your health.

J

Anonymous said...

I am regular visitor to ur blog.

Pl Take care of health...

Anonymous said...

Take care! Its very nice and thoughtful of you to spread the awareness among people especially desis.Will keep you in my prayers for your good health.

Best,

Sumi

IBH said...

hello venkitu sir...hope you remember me....long time...

please do take care of your health....

Jo said...

Am glad you're all fine now! Would like to know more about what could cause these and your diet.

rasu said...

Take Care of your health buddy.

Venky Krishnamoorthy said...

Take care of your health Narayanan!. It will be interesting to read your experiences and how you managed it.

Narayanan Venkitu said...

Thank you all for your kind words. Thankfully, I am doing fine. God is great!

I'll definitely write about the importance of heart health and how I am taking care of my heart.

Again - Thank you all !!

Sriram said...

Please take care. I read your blog regularly.

My prayers for your good health.

Sriram

Ravi said...

you are too young to have a heart attack! What caused it?

Good to know you are healthy and back in track now.

Brate said...

Hey narayanan, you need to take care of your health. Its not an age of yours to have such a heart attack. Anyway my wishes are with you. Actually I had an experience of heart problem, but because of my initial care taken of the indications, I managed to prevent myself from anything severe. I was having fast heart beats, hard beating for some indefinite period of time. As I was somewhat aware of such palpitations, I immediately opted for some preliminary tests like Electrocardiogram and Echo cardiogram from www.elitehealth.com . It was quite satisfying that correct medication and proper guidance made me through all these problems. You can also find some very crucial information from http://www.elitehealth.com/heart_scans.php