Feb 17
Meanienini
Meanienini , Posted on SUPPORT NETWORK Blog

45 And Thought I Had Indigestion... P.S. Just A Little Heart Attack Knocking On My Door.

Hello everyone,

I am Michelle and I had a heart attack! Yuk! I am 45 years young. On January 8, I had woke up, made a bowl of cereal, ate it and watched some TV. My husband and granddaughter woke and I asked them if they wanted me to make them some breakfast. I had two pieces of bacon on the stove from the day before. You know, the extra crispy, yummy kind. I ate those two pieces of bacon, as I cooked biscuits and sausage. We had all made our plates and I went back to the living room to watch TV. I sat my plate down and sat down. I immediately became nauseated. I also began to have some slight discomfort in my chest between my breasts. It was uncomfortable, but managable. I sat there for about 25 minutes or so. My husband, I guess he could tell, I was not feeling well. He said lets go get checked out. I said no. I just have some indigestion ( I have never had it before ). I asked for some tums or something and we did not have any. The discomfort stayed with me, It kind of eased up then got more uncomfortable. I told him I was going to take a shower and then we could go to the minor emergency clinic. ( I am stubborn like that ).  I took a shower, Did not shave my legs, jumped out, dressed in a wrinkled tshirt and sweats, and by the time I was headed to get in the truck, I told him to head to the ER. Luckily two blocks from our home is a new ER center. We went there. My bloodpressure was 240/114 or some high number, The EKG was normal.. They started blood work, another EKG. They gave me aspirin, and Nitro. That started to lower my blood pressure. They gave me another Nitro and it lowered my pressure more. I was still in pain and uncomfortable. They put a Nitro patch on me. They confirmed that they expected I was having a heart attack, and was transpoting me to the hospital to be admitted. The ambulance came, they transferred me and I was in the ER all night. Blood work and they started me on blood thinners. They confirmed for sure with my blood work that I was having a heart attack. 
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