Taken by Surprise
Monday, October 14th - was like any other day; I was on my way to work - I felt crummy & thought maybe I would stop by an urgent care on the way in. I drove only 8 miles when I knew that I wasn't going to make it. I called my husband & he told me to go home, take an aspriin & call him back. I made it to the house, didn't have any aspirin - then looked in the mirror & knew something was not right. I drove myself to the ER in our small town & went in. Things happened pretty quickly then, with EKG, chest Xray, etc. I was given nitroglycerin twice, then the attending physician was called. I was asked which hospital I preferred ... and was transported to a heart unit there. I had had a heart attack, and didn't know it. The heart cath revealed blockage, and Wednesday afternoon I had triple-bypass surgery. The cardiologist was as surprised as I was; he thought it was a HA due to stress - he would put me on meds & that would be that. When I woke up from surgery, I felt cheated - somewhere in my psyche I was on my way to Heaven. Physically, I'm doing pretty well --- but my emotional & spiritual state, not so much. I welcome comments, as I am somewhat confused. Looking online can be overwhelming, and how do I know the infomratiion I get is accurate. 2020 surely will bring hope, and maybe joy!