Hello my name is Scott, in 2010 I was having some very bad chest pains but ignored them thinking they would just go away. I had pains in my left side that became very sharp when taking a deep breath. I finally gave in and went to the hospital for a chest x-ray and was told that I had a broken rib and that was the cause of the pain. I could not remember breaking a rib and after racing motocross I knew when ever I broke a rib
. My Wife and I were going to the everglades for 5 days and I was concerned as there is no emergency care down in the everglades. When down there I got worse everyday I could not breath and had to sleep sitting up because it felt like a bowling ball rolling around in my chest. I continued to fish and came back early to return to work. The day I returned back to work I felt worse than ever, cold sweats, fever, couldn't breath and no energy. My mother stopped by because my wife called her and told on me for going to work looking like death, I am sort hard headed. My mother was an OR tech and one look at me and I was on my way to the E.R. and 20 mins later I was life flighted to Tampa General where I was informed I was going in for
open heart surgery and my bp was too low to put me under so I would be awake...fun. People were flying around everyplace and a voice from behind me explained my heart was just quivering and I had less that 30 mins to live. They gave me a local and put me in a twilight state while they gut me
open and drained 18 ounces of fluid off my heart. Two weeks later Dr. Cedric Shefield from the Tampa transplant institute
opened me back up and removed my pericardial sack because it had become thick and hard and was keeping my heart from beating properly. 3 years later I am still feeling a lot of pain in my left lung. I went to Mayo clinic in Jacksonville Fl and they ran several test one being a cat scan that revealed my heart had grown to my lung with scar tissue and I now have finger like scar tissue going through my left lung. I am wondering if anyone else has had this issue? I have not paid much attention to my health as of late as our daughter was killed in a car accident last August a month before her 19th birthday. I am turning 44 this October and we also have a 8 year old Son and I am concerned with my own mortality for the sake of my son and my wife. I know she could not deal with any more than she has already faced. Her Faith is strong and she is an incredible Lady but I would like to be able to give her some good news about
my health. I am hoping someone here has some insight as to what is happening to me. Thank you all for your time and consideration. God Bless you all.