"Badminton before and after my heart attack"
Posted by shuttlenut (as ),
Had a heart attack in the car. I'm 68. This was a week after I had played 22 games of international badminton (in the Scottish veterans) with no suggestion of anything wrong.
Taken in after phoning NHS24 who were super and within 12hrs got fitted with 3 stents. I'm pretty fit (take heed) and I'm sure that helped the surgeons who did an unbelievable job. No pain whatsoever and back playing in one week (ok, I took it easy... a bit) but I have just won the World Masters Doubles two weeks ago in Italy and swear I was fitter than any of the opposition.
I will be eternally grateful to all at the cardio unit in the Western and the skill and dedication of their team and also a very big thank you to all at the hospital.