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   Posted 2/12/2007 7:11 PM (GMT -6)   
So as most of you know I work in the ER at a really big hospital in downtown. I am okay to cope with the things that go on there and only when I get home do I actually think about anything from the day. I think once the adreniline wears off my anxiety shots up. Anyway, today I'm in the elevator going up to a financial office to get some information on retirement plans and the guy I'm standing next to has a heart attack. Its only me and him in the elevator so I do whats required until EMS arrives. Even though I have done this countless times before, for some reason this time really freaked me out. I have taken an ativan and thats not even working. Having a heart attack is my biggest fear. I think I'm a wee bit obsessed when it comes to the heart. Anyhow, just wanted to share with people that might understand this and could give me some insight on why that bothered me so much more than it usually does?

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   Posted 2/12/2007 7:21 PM (GMT -6)   
Maybe because you were alone in the were the only one who could help him...i would imagine that is at that point the whole heart attack issue was staring you in the face...i hope you feel better soon,...HUGS
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   Posted 2/12/2007 8:21 PM (GMT -6)   
Plus it happened on "your" time (I image you were or were getting off?), not In the "office" where you are prepared to deal with such things. It was more "personal" in nature. On a happier note, the guy was really lucky you were there (and no someone like me LOL).

Hope is passes quickly.

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   Posted 2/13/2007 5:55 AM (GMT -6)   
I do agree it was because you wer on own time and you were only one there
He was lucky IMO ........
Heart attacks scare most ppl even those trained in taking care of those with thm
I to hope it passes quickly for you
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