5 years approachingI used to and still joke about this sometimes with close friends: my heart was broken and torn, literally on Valentine's Day, 14th Feb 2012...
I am a 41 year old Asian. On this day nearly 5 years ago at 37, I was playing volleyball with friends when something like a heavy ball hit me in the chest. Initially thinking it could be a bad heartburn, I tried resting but the feeling of something heavy on my chest kept coming back. So I stopped playing and ask a friend to send me to the hospital. I am not sure what is wrong at then. Throughout the night, nurse after nurse came to draw blood for test and they do not want to discharge me. The next day a doctor came and told me to do more test. XRay, MRI and the dye was injected. I was told my arteries are blocked. 1 90% and 2 others 60-70%. I need 3 stents. The procedure was done within a week and I am out for recovery.
These 5 years had not been easy. I still play volleyball, jogs, cycle etc but I can feel the deteriorating physical health. I worried sometimes at the little stuff and keep thinking it could be my heart failing again. I was just at the emergency the other day but after some checks was told I am fine. I have been having these necks and back aches recently is really stressing me out...I have asked to be referred to the cardiologist for further test.
I am from Singapore and sometimes I really hope I can meet some folks around my age that have the same issue in person.