Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Ready for this?

I don't think I was... lol. A little over a week ago I had a heart attack. No kidding.

I'm a little embarrassed to say so... I guess because it sounds so weird, or like I live an unhealthy life or something. Not so. Aside from the blockage that caused this, doctors say I'm perfectly healthy.

And lucky in so many ways.

It's pretty rare for someone my age (under 40) to go through this, and often women have odd symptoms that are misdiagnosed. Not me, luckily. My chest hurt, my left hand went tingly, I started hyperventilating and sweating. I had a good idea of what was probably happening, unbelievable as it was.

And I was at home, only a couple miles from St. Joe's. Lucky.

I called 911 before I could pass out... with nobody knowing where I was or that anything was wrong. Lucky.

I'm recovering quickly and plan to back to work next week. Lucky lucky me! :-)


Fred said...

Wow. Unbelievable!

*TheMermaid* said...

Yeah, tell me about it Fred. Still very surreal to me...

Fred said...

Can they do anything to prevent another one?

*TheMermaid* said...

Well, they fixed the problem with a stent in my artery. Other than that, there are no other clogs or heart problems... no other health problems at all (which totally tripped out the doctors). So no reason it should happen again I guess, as long as the stent doesn't block up. But I have meds for that.

Fred said...

That's good to hear.