Sep 24
quanitashaw
quanitashaw , Posted on SUPPORT NETWORK Blog

Heart Attack Survivor

On September 28, 2015, I woke up feeling wonderful getting ready for work.  I picked up a coworker and drove 2 hours away.  45 minutes after being at work since 7 am, I felt a little fluttering in my chest.  I just thought it was maybe because I did drink maybe half of an energy drink.  I asked a coworker if my heart was beating fast and she said no.  I asked if she was sure because it felt like it was going to beat out of my chest.  About 5 minutes later, the fluttering went away and it felt like someone reached in and squeezed my heart, I sat down and my coworker called 911.  Luckily, the hospital was across the street from where we were working that day.  After being put in the ambulance and IVs, I was wheeled into ICU still not knowing I was having a heart attack.  The doctor did not tell me what was going on until after he was done.  My main atery was 90% blocked.  By 10am I was up and walking.  It has almost been a year but it has been a journey with the medications and appointments, understanding how to live with Coronary Artery Disease is not easy but its worth the efforts to live a long life.  I give thanks to God every day for another chance.
1 Comment
  • Kerstin Wiggins
    Kerstin Wiggins,
    Thank you so much for sharing your story! It's so strange to being going about your life, and in an instant, it all changes, isn't it? I'm happy to hear that your recovery is going well. Best of luck!
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