I Had A Heart Attack, Now What?!

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Teri16
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   Posted 8/13/2005 8:19 PM (GMT -7)   
I never realized that I'd had a Heart Attack until I went to the Hospital's ER with what I thought was an allergic reaction and asthma.  As it turned out, it was post MI and it was Angina.
 
When I heard the words Heart Attack, I was instantly stunned and felt unreal, like this certainly can't really be me they are talking about?!
 
But it was...I had so many questions and wondered if I was going to die, or live long enough to see my son and daughter grow into adulthood?  I wondered if the Dr.'s and nurses were telling me the truth about my situation? 
 
That was seven years ago this month.
 
How did you feel?  Did you know what was happening when it happened?, or like me, did you find out after the fact?  Did you wonder what life would hold for you in the future?  Tell us about that day and what went through your mind.
 
Still sort of wondering...Hugs, Teri tongue
 
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SaraTG
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   Posted 8/14/2005 6:06 AM (GMT -7)   
>>>How did you feel?  Did you know what was happening when it happened?, or like me, did you find out after the fact?  Did you wonder what life would hold for you in the future?  Tell us about that day and what went through your mind.<<<
 
    I posted a rather lengthy story about this when I first arrived under the subject "Introducing Myself" which is back on page 3 now of this board I believe if anyone wishes to read it...The thought I was having a heart attack never entered my mind even though looking back on it I had all the classical symptoms...Everything progressed very quickly...To me the most amazing part was that even though before that the worst injury I`d ever had in my life was a sprained ankle,that day I instinctively seemed to know I was dying and that I had very little time

heartangel
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   Posted 8/14/2005 8:50 AM (GMT -7)   

My first  Heart Attack was in Jan of 1999 on the Or table woke up with blue compression cuffs on adn  hurting chest they told me. I wanted to jump off of the cot in recover and say what, what do mean I am to young, but they explained it to me. i was in denial and I men denial knowing  good and well my moms side died by age 60 my dad sise by age 65 but that August I lost my twin brothr to a Heart Attack that is when i started to take it serious.. My other one was a Silent Heart attack in NOv 2003 My PCP  Physicns Assistant a MAle none the less said my fatigue, dizziness and  upper bqck pain was due to  pulled muscles sent me home with a RX of IB 800 Milligrams  2 -3 times a day. i ws at the computer nad got up adn fell down Husband heard a thump came back there asked what happened I couldnot remeber what just on computer got up and fell down. well iwent to a different Dra nd cardio and paid out of pocket turnes out second heart atack now I wonder what willt henext one feel like or will i be misdiagnosed again. hey is my againa in my back symptoms of anotherheart atack etc.. But I feel lucky to be alive and we are all survivors.

HEIDI


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Andrea1
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   Posted 8/15/2005 9:18 AM (GMT -7)   
I had my heart attack on October 27th 2002...I woke up and felt funny but I ate some left over Chinese food. I went back to lay down but had to get up and finish my daughters halloween custome. But, I couldn't and felt a slight pressure in my chest. I thought, heart attack but wasn't sure so I went to the internet and checked out symtoms. Then I figured I'd better go to the hospital. I was going to drive myself because I didn't want to bother anyone...but I called my ex-husband and he drove me...my new husband was working and i didn't want to bother him either. had my ex drop me off and they had to do a series of blood test to see if I had a heart attack or not. They wanted me to spend the night. Later that night they told me I had had a heart attack...it didn't even fase me...I just wanted to get it taken care of so I could go home and finish my daughter's custome...so I had two stents put in and I was home by October 30th and finished the custome in time on Halloween.
"Life is too short"


Teri16
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   Posted 8/15/2005 3:34 PM (GMT -7)   
Andrea, it sounds like you have a great fortitude and the need to help your daughter seems like it really made you stronger during that time of your life.
 
Sara, I read your story, and it was well told - !!  I think I'll bump that one up again, so more can read that.
 
Heidi, what a scare that had to have been!  You are right, we are all survivors!
 
 
One thing that I'd like to mention to anyone reading these posts is that we have all been very lucky!  Don't ever take a chance, when you think you have the symptoms of a heart attack, please dial 911!!!
 
Best wishes to all!
Hugs, Teri tongue
 
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heartangel
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   Posted 8/15/2005 5:23 PM (GMT -7)   
Oh My Gosh Andrea 1 that story sounds so familar, I think I know you?
Heidi
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