Date Joined Oct 2005
Total Posts : 4031
| Posted 5/6/2006 10:25 AM (GMT -6)
hi, this is my story, happy, yet sad,but shows only the lord knows.
my husband had his heart attack when he was 25. we did not think about herdity. we had been married about 10 months. that was 19 years ago this month. a year later, he found out he had a blood clot, however they were able to dissolve it with coumadin.,he continuously had chest pain. he was hospitalized and the doctor diagnosed him with cardiomypathy. the damage had been done, and the bottom part of his heart was not working properly. he was given about a 5 year survival. in 1999, he was hospitalized again,(he already has bracycardia) and found out that he had episodes where his heart speeded up too much,tacycardia,and at night, it stopped, bracycardia. anyway,they put a 2 wire defibrillator in.,unlike pacemakers, it stopped the heart from going into cardiac arrest,and shocked it back into beating. the defibrillator malfunctioned and sent a jolt through him equivalent of standing in a mud puddle and holding onto an electric fence. later,they put in a three wire,and it does it's job,hoever sometimes he feels it and it knocks him down.
this week,he found out that his top part of heart is starting to shut down.,and he found out a few months ago,he has bronchitis and sleep apnea.and a high white blood count. doesn't look good, huh? well,anyway, sometimes i forget how sick he is,because he kept on going and working despite this. and chose God. having a heart attack,or any illness is not a death sentence,by any means. i have another story of my 17 year old nephew with heart problems too, that is another story
Hi grammie, I wanted to take a moment to welcome you to Healing Well forum. I am glad you found us and shared your story. I hope you continue to post here as we have lots of supportive caring folks here.
I have bradycardia and have a pacemaker for it. I also have extremely low blood pressure and have to take multiple medications to keep it up and prevent me from passing out. Sometimes they dont always work so well. I have had tachycardic episodes that my cardio has been concerned with. It is scary to think that could be a possibility for me in the future. I am a 32 yr old female...anyway, thanks again.