I made an appointment for third follow up with the cardiologist. He's wonderful and the hospital has been fantastic. Rehab was very educational.
What still bothers me is the three doctors before that and not one bothered to say, "If you have a continuing pain like this, go to emergency. You have a possible heart condition." What did they say? High Cholesterol, high blood pressure, lose weight, stop smoking...
Well that's no mystery, I was on Lipitor, taking aspirin when I got the pain, a guess on my own for the second one. But why didn't they warn me? Instead I sat 20 hours in pain and almost died, now I can't jog across the street without shortness of breath.
It's difficult to pay attention and be wary if one doesn't know what the possible condition is. If Drs. don't tell us, what are they doing besides taking blood test, after blood test?
Three EKGs and nothing showed? Why did they keep doing EKGs if they aren't useful? I'm stumped, but too late now, there's no going back. I got that news after the attack too. Dead heart muscle doesn't come back, it's gone forever. Why am I the last one to know, when it's my life and body?
Thanks Kitt, maybe I should get copies of the EKGs and see if there was anything on them, and they just haven't mentioned that either?