Feb 19
Gomi , Posted on SUPPORT NETWORK Blog

Widowmaker Jan6 2017

I have already posted my story but was playing around and put it in poem....Enjoy and best wishes and prayers to all my fellow survivors.

It was a cold snowy Friday, a cold winters day. I started my truck soon would be on my way.
I ran back in the house to grab my daytimer and phone, I felt a pain in my chest, who would have known,
Coffee and toast was breakfast that day, Indigestion was likely I would have to say.
I went in my cupboard and downed a zantac, I soon came to realize I was having a heart attack.
My hair was all sweaty, the pain now intense,it was harder and harder to use common sense.
I took 2 asprin and got to my truck, I drove to the hospital all I needed was luck,
I stood in the lineup in total distress, I was noticed by a nurse that saw I was a mess.
She wheeled me in for a quick EKG, There was a broadcast in emergency, they were talking about me.
We rolled in to Trama, unit number one. It was starting to feel like I might be done.
The doctor came in and explained what went on, I had a blockage in an artery that needed to be gone
I was transfered to a cardiac unit 3 miles away, It was the best in the area that we have today.
Down a long hallway and in to the Cath Lab, they inserted a catheter with a wipe and a stab,
Quickly inflated a balloon inside of my placque ,Inserted a stent and out the door I soon went,
Back to the hospital where I first arrived, Bedrest and medications were all soon prescribed.
I realized that day,as I made it through alive, my lifestyle must be different if I am to survive.
I am starting in re-hab towards the end of next week, I start on a treadmill then learn about eats.
After 12 weeks its off to the gym, I hope I dont get discouraged still its where ill begin.
  • Dottieann
    Wow! God was certainly with you...your Angel was right there with you...best to you take care of yourself. I had a stent put in 1998 and then in 2004, another 2 put in and then on August 31, 2015 I was given a double bypass..I am still having problems...dear God I am hoping this is it and I will not need anything more done to me...very scary and still have problems sleeping Dottie
  • pteyze
    Great poem! So very true! Good luck
  • Laru1970
    Well done. My story is so similar this really hit home. Thank you for sharing.
  • AHAASAKatie
    You have such a great way with words! This is awesome! Best Katie
  • cdameron
    Bravo... keep up the good work!
  • singlegrandma2
    Great poem. You are wonderful with words. Story hit home with me also!
  • Raiz_Ali
    Wonderful, reminded about Chaucer,s Canterbury Tales. D:)). Good effort dear.
  • AHA/ASA Sarah Ismail
    AHA/ASA Sarah Ismail,
    Thank you for posting such a lovely poem! It's great to see and read something different and creative on the site and it was a pleasure reading your work! Keep up the positivity, Sarah :)
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