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May 2015 Blog Posts (2)

Shell shocked!

I am a 47 yrs old, fit and healthy senior nurse with a busy stressful job which I thought I was managing all very well. Mild well controlled asthma is my only past history. BP- normal, cholesterol 2.6.

That all changed 2 weeks ago.

On 2.5.15 I was out with friends for lunch and experienced an intense pain in my neck, it subsided after about 20 minutes.I would add my friends are also senior nurses! I waved it off and we carried on with our social afternoon.

I continued to 'feel… Continue

Added by Judy Everett on May 19, 2015 at 20:11 — 6 Comments

New member

Hi.I've just joined this group so am finding my way around the site. By way of introduction I thought i'd share a bit about myself. Hope that's OK .I'm 62 and (was) in good shape until recently .I had an uncomfortable feeling in my chest one day whilst driving  to an appointment. I put it down to a panic attack-in lieu of anything else to attribute it to! When my relaxation didn't work I scuttled off to my GP who thought it was due to over doing things at the gym. "Go home.Go to bed for a…


Added by Terry Burridge on May 12, 2015 at 18:00 — 8 Comments

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