Jul 7
Dockrol
Dockrol , Posted on SUPPORT NETWORK Blog

Survival and life goes on

About a week and a half ago I had a heart attack and a was throwing blood clots into my lungs. It woke me out of a sound sleep. I was having trouble breathing, I also have nasal allergies which keep me breathing difficult anyway. So in my sleepy mind I just felt it was ok, I then started throwing up, diarreha, sweating, clammy skin, shaking you name it. So I thought I had food poisoning. Still having trouble breathing my husband says we need to get this breathing looked at. Its late afternoon so I sent off a email to the dr saying that I was going to come in the following day because of my breathing, and gave him all of what was going on. I woke up the next day with the same thing only not so bad. Called and got an appointment the first thing they did was do an EKG on me. Now I am thing to myself this is strange for not breathing well.... Obviously still no inkling that I had a heart attack. He came in and was looking very concerned, showed my husband and myself the EKG and did a fast explaintion and said go straight to ER. Now I get it! Heart attack. 
Well, they did a EKG there too and it all raced from there, blood work showed the enzeyme relating to a heart attack was high so I had a heart attack. So much blood work, blood pressure, one very small artery in my heart is somewhat blocked. Ok guys still having a heard time breathing right somebody want to get on that? They did an ultra sound of my lungs and had several doctors read it and told me I had blood clots on my lungs. Ok, great, so blood thinners, beta blockers, cholesterol meds, aspirin, I am alive. Having this happen while I was asleep.......  I could definatly not be here right now.  

My my mom had congestive heart, my dad died throwing blood clots into his lungs.....  Those thoughts put me in a OMG place. I have been spared for some other reason. What exactly is that reason? I don't know yet.  But I do know I am going to cherish every day I wake up and enjoy every sunrise and every sunset. Enjoy watching the rabbits hop along, and the quail.  I will resume my walking as soon as I am told I can. I live in a hilly area so I will probably need the ok first. I don't want to waste a single moment, no arguing, no hatred, only love, like and happiness.
9 Comments
  • ANNET
    ANNET,
    You have a beautiful attitude! And yes, You have been blessed................ May love surround you always!
  • Dockrol
    Dockrol,
    Thank you, just got home from the doctor, they ran some blood test to see if I have a clotting? Disease, most of it came up negative or slightly high. So it isn't a big concern. Take it easy he said, you just had a heart attack, you need to heal.... Ok...
  • purple heart
    purple heart,
    Thank you for sharing ! You are a positive person! You reminded me how lucky I am ! I too survived. I survived a cardiac arrest at age 34! Being positive has helped me heal and see all the wonderful things that life has to offer no matter how small! I wake up happy knowing I was here for my two amazing children who are now both in college! Just helping people and volunteering brightens my heart! Take time to enjoy each day! Thank you!
  • Stroke Of  Good Lluck
    Stroke Of Good Lluck,
    You lived for a reason...took me 48 years before I figured out WHY. Keep living and contributing and it will come. Dick Burns
  • vinod
    vinod,
    enjoy each day with great zealand zest.
  • vinod
    vinod,
    enjoy the life every day
  • KC1234
    KC1234,
    I Feel the same way .Enjoy each day
  • Dockrol
    Dockrol,
    Here's an update.... Doing wonderfully. I've been given the OK to pick up 10 pounds. I've been told to walk my property, they are putting me into a class to help with the breathing and the heart. We had to put our 14 yr old dog to sleep a week ago. She was a wonderful dog and we miss her terribly. So I am recovering well. Thank you all for your comments.
  • Dockrol
    Dockrol,
    I am 61 today, I almost didn't make it. I am going through so many emotions now.... Lost my dad in 1988 and my mom in 2010. I am missing them terribly. I feel like screaming, crying. I am having a hard time today. Thank you for listing.
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