Back to Life After a Heart Crisis: A Doctor and His Wife Share Their 8 Step Cardiac Comeback Plan (Google eBook)

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Penguin, Feb 4, 2010 - Health & Fitness - 320 pages
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A Wall Street Journal Top Pick of 2010

A top surgeon teams up with his wife, a veteran network news anchor, to offer a comprehensive plan for overcoming a heart trauma.

A well-known and internationally recognized surgical oncologist, Dr. Marc Wallack kept fit by training as a marathoner. He was the rock of his family, at the top of his career, and an expert on health who practiced what he preached-until he suffered angina symptoms while on a run. Two days later, after discovering his arteries were 95 percent blocked, he underwent quadruple bypass surgery and found himself unprepared for the emotional fallout of his recovery.

In Back to Life After a Heart Crisis, Dr. Wallack and his wife, journalist Jamie Colby, offer their moving personal story along with a one-of-a-kind, prescriptive guide to reclaiming your life after confronting the issues of mortality and vulnerability raised by a traumatic heart event-whether it be a heart attack or a surgical procedure. Brimming with inspiration and encouragement, this unique book shows readers how to regain emotional strength in tandem with healing physically by working through eight important milestones-from sleeping through the night to surviving doctor's appointments to taking on a huge physical challenge.

With sidebars and tips for caregivers, Back to Life After a Heart Crisis helps patients and their loved ones heal hearts and minds and feel vibrant and full of life again.


  

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Contents

Introduction
A Little About Me
What Youll Get out of This Book
The Doctor Becomes a Patient
Im Alive but Who Am I Really?
If Im Still Alive Why Do I Feel Dead?
Choose to Live
How to Pick a Hospital and Surgeon
Phase 2 Eating
Phase 3 Eating
What Not to Eat
The BacktoLife Diet
The EattoLive Grocery List
How to Read a Label
How to Eat Out
HeartHealthy Supplements

During the Days Leading Up to Surgery
The Stuff Only a Doctor Can Tell You
From Hospital to Home
Your Emotional Wounds
Your BacktoLife Plan
Fear of the Familiar
Talk to Your Cardiologist About the Best Sleep Medicine for You
Train for Better Sleep
Your Sleep Environment
When Fear Strikes in the Middle of the Night
How to Avoid Addiction
Face Emotional Pain
Pinpoint Your True Friends
Your First Time
How to Get Out
How to Get Stronger and Stronger
How to Navigate the Grocery Store
Getting Back to Yard Work
Get Behind the Wheel of the Car
Travel by Plane
The Doctor Becomes a Patient
Your First Checkup
Understand Your Disease
About Cardiac Rehabilitation
When to Find a New Doctor
The Odds of Dying During Sex
But Youre Still Scared
Get Past the Fear
Phase 1 Eating
Getting Your Mind in the HealthyEating Game
Before You Go Back
Your First Day
Do You Need a Career Change?
How to Improve Your Current Situation
When Its Time to Move On
Why We All Need a Challenge
How to Do Cardio
How to Strength Train
How to Stretch
Create a Training Plan
Follow Your Plan
Measure and Reassess
Role Play
And Life Went On
Phase 1 Recipes
Phase 2 Recipes
Phase 3 Recipes
Report Cards
Quality Check
Support Groups and Support Resources
Charity Events
Training Plans for Swimming Challenges
Chapter3
Chapter 5
Chapter 7
Chapter 9
Chapter 10
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