I'm Back From The Edge
Posted 14 September 2009 - 10:36 AM
Thursday at work is when it happened.
I was at my desk and got a knot between my shoulder blades.
Just thought it was a back issue.
Within a minute I got the same pain in my chest.
I sat down at my desk and within a minute the pain started down my arm.
I told the guys in my office that I was having a heart attack.
They called 911 and the paramedics were there in less than a minute.
I was at the hospital in less than five minutes from the time it started.
Once there they called for life flight, it arrived in less than ten minutes.
Twelve minutes later we landed in Danville.
Straight into the OR.
Less than five minutes later they had the angeoplasty (sp) in and the blockage opened.
They monitored my heart for a few minutes then inserted the stint.
The rest is history.
I had zero indication of any problem.
No pain no shortness of breath, nothing leading up to this.
I just had a full physical two days prior and everything including a fasting bloodscreen came back o.k.
I asked the dr when he was releasing me, what caused it?
He said your a man, your over 40 and I can't tell you why it just happens.
The new procedures that are in place at Geisinger are life savers.
They don't wait any more.
They just go straight in through the cath and look at the heart.
The doctor told me that even with the new procedures in place 1/3 still don't make it.
He said that there is no major damage to my heart and I should have a full recovery.
Thank you all for the prayers.
GLORY TO GOD!!!!!
Live every day as it is your last!!!!
Posted 14 September 2009 - 11:06 AM
You have been blessed!
Posted 14 September 2009 - 11:28 AM
Posted 14 September 2009 - 07:20 PM
Posted 15 September 2009 - 10:40 AM
just goes to show any of us could be gone in a flash. Congrats to all who helped you and you on you new lease on life.
Posted 15 September 2009 - 12:30 PM
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