I'm a 48 yr old single mom of 3 teens. I had a heart attack on Feb 5, 2021. I eat very healthy and exercise everyday, I weigh 105lbs. I take very good care of myself. Never smoked or did drugs. I was brushing my teeth when a weird pain occurred under my collar ****. I laid down thinking it would pass. My daughter saw my bathroom light on and came into my room. She thought I was having one of my monthly migraines. I told her it may be a heart attack. She got out her phone and went over the symptoms with me. I tried to get up but couldn't breath. I asked her to call her Aunt. I didn't want an ambulance because I didn't want her last memory of me to be taken away in an ambulance.
When I got to the hospital they did an EKG then had me wait in the waiting room. Then took me back again for blood pressure and said they were admitting me. Then gave me morphine. They did blood work and an ultrasound of my heart. The cardiologist found a spot and said they were going to do a heart cauterization. They admitted me to a room then 6 hours later. They put in two stents. No damage to my heart. Blood work showed high cholesterol which runs in my family. I have maintained my high cholesterol all my life since my mom and grandmother have it. I'm assuming that since I'm perimenopausal it's harder to maintain my cholesterol.
I haven't been myself since I got home. I prepared my will, printed out current pictures for the kids, wrote letters to the kids and ex husband. Cleaned out the basement, worked on boxes for the kids and picked out my funeral dress.
I know it could have been worse however I can't seem to get out of this funk. My cholestrol numbers as of today came back good. I've been only eating salads, oatmeal, fruit, yogurt and exercising everyday some days 2 times a day. What is everyone doing to help them get through this?