Jon Johnston

Manage Your Damage - Heart Attack Survivor

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You’ve had a heart attack. You’re filled with anxiety about whether you’ll have another one. You can’t sleep. You struggle with memory issues. You want your old life back. It seems impossible.

You are not alone.

Author Jon Johnston has spent years experimenting with strategies to overcome anxiety, anger, and depression after suffering a widow maker heart attack in 2015. He’s fought through fatigue, apathy, and learned how to deal with memory issues while remaining active.
In “Manage Your Damage – Heart Attack Survivor”, Jon reveals the strategies he uses in hopes it will help others recover their lives after extreme trauma.

Jon shows you:

How to handle the tag team of anxiety and depression including their best buddy anger
• How to establish a process for getting to sleep quickly
• Change your outlook from negative to positive so you feel better about being alive
• Find your purpose – how to deal with survivor’s guilt and moving forward
• What happens when you switch to a low or no-salt diet
• How to deal with your trauma anniversary
• Questions for your cardiologist

Manage Your Damage – Heart Attack Survivor gives you the tools you need to recover your life.

Been Dead, Never Been To Europe

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Jon Johnston was an active, healthy adult when he dropped dead suddenly of a widowmaker heart attack. He was not expected to live, after being dead for more than 20 minutes, but if he did survive, his brain would forever be damaged due to oxygen deprivation.

Alternating between humor, sadness, and anger at his body’s betrayal, Jon takes us with him as he puts his life back together. At the beginning, he sees the trauma as a minor inconvenience and expects a speedy recovery. As he realizes the damage to his heart is permanent, he is hit with another setback when he is diagnosed with a traumatic brain injury, leaving him with memory loss, debilitating headaches, and a loss of identity. Tasks that had been trivial had become onerous endeavors, and his life became an unexpected challenge.

Been Dead, Never Been to Europe offers a real-life view of what it takes to rebuild after a devastating event, to accept an unexpected present and future, and to discover a new identity. Been Dead, Never Been to Europe will appeal to readers who seek memoirs of resilience, and to those whose own lives have been affected by unexpected trauma.

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About Jon Johnston

Jon Johnston was born in a small town in Western Nebraska. After high school, he headed to to the University of Nebraska – Lincoln, where he worked his ass off, cramming a four-year BA in Art (with minors in physics, math, and film studies) into seven years.

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