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Mum didn't tell me about her major heart surgery

... Mum didn't tell me about her major heart surgery communication, independence, heart surgery, story This week's storyteller is Clare Tanner. ... your aunt mentions that your mum's having surgery and you had no idea what do you do? Clare shares her experience of her parents ...

When a heart attack leads to angioplasty

... When a heart attack leads to angioplasty heart surgery, healthcare, nhs, exercise, story, This week's storyteller has chosen to ... anonymous. An angioplasty unblocks arteries and puts a stent in place to keep the artery open. It can be a swift solution to ...

In, out, shake it all about

... In, out, shake it all about catheter, heart surgery, prostate, story This week's storyteller has chosen to be anonymous.AKA ... endless saga of life with and without a catheter. An eurgh yuk ow sort of story. This is a story that began back ...

Respecting my parents' wishes

... Respecting my parents' wishes story, communication, respect, heart surgery, independence This week's storyteller is Clare Tanner. Clare was ... by surprise when her aunt told her that her mum was having heart surgery. She had no idea and she told us about her ...

How to help your parent prevent heart disease

... How to help your parent prevent heart disease exercise, healthy eating, heart disease Heart disease affects just under 500,000 people ... regular event. If not they can ask for one at the surgery or local health clinic. High blood pressure can increase the risk ...

Walking the hospital corridors in dad's shoes

... Walking the hospital corridors in dad's shoes relationships, heart surgery, healthcare, story, This week's storyteller has chosen to be anonymous.Our ... talks about their experience of life as a hospital in-patient and shares how they came to appreciate their dad's perspective after seeing behind the curtain ...

Why treating varicose veins effectively is vital to leg health

... the feet, calves and thighs to push blood back to the heart. For anyone unable to walk, elevating the legs helps the ... for 2 weeks or more If the person can't get to a surgery, then a visiting GP or District Nurse can make the referral ...

Why regular walks are good for you and your parent

... too strenuous. It's the first exercise you're allowed to do after heart surgery and indeed it can help your parent to quicken their recovery ... in retirement may stop your parent's brain from shrinking. Recovering from surgery Taking it slow seems to be a doctor's mantra after your parent ...

How to find the right insurance for your parent's pet

... loneliness; encourage a more active lifestyle and reduce the risk of heart disease. Recent research suggests that high blood pressure, cholesterol levels ... need to be cancelled due to their pet needing last minute emergency surgery Pet travel cover should their pet become sick or injured whilst overseas ...

Caring for a mother-in-law with cancer

... I had ever known. Her husband, who had suffered two heart attacks as a young man, died of lung cancer when she ... some help with Syl. Steve's condition had worsened. He needed surgery again and it was time for my sole focus to be on ...