My Life Change On Tuesday , July 3rd..Happy to be alive and got a second Chance on life...So if you see the black and white pictures this is why and to cover all the bruises on my body
Tuesday seem like every day that I went to work. I had a headache all day and took two tylenol before going to work. Came home and had a nap and knew I had to work later that night. I am a single mom and did this everyday. I usually set some goals and accomplish them the best way I can. Only this time , It was different I felt weird and laid on my couch for a bit . Then all of a sudden I felt like I was going to crap in my pants and puke at the same time. I had been talking to some friend with my cam and they could see in my fce something was wrong. So I left and ran to the bathroom through all my clothes off and deciding which end to place on the toilet. Then I was grasping for air and could not breath at all. My chest felt heavy so I grabed my housecoat and ran across the hall . My supervisor lives across from me and she saw me. She said "Omg ,What is wrong with you". We went back to my apartment and called 911. They came right away and went up three flight of stairs and starting talking to me . they were asking me the basic questions " Do you smoke? blah blah. Well I never smoked a day in my life .
I went down the stairs and got on the stretcher myself . They placed the ECG machine up to me and said everything looks fine. I got to the emergency room and placed me on a bed. there they took my blood work, sent me for exrays , and placed oxygen on and EKG machine again. The doctor came over to me and said " Your having a heart attack and there is something wrong with your heart. You are being transfered to a hospital close to where I live that handles special cases. " I knew it was serious and I was scared. So placed back in the ambulance for what usually takes 1 hour and half to get there took 30 minutes to get there. Sirens on all the way. the nurse beside me pumping me with morphine , and gravel. I was crying and thought this was the end for me. Dieing alone and my kids not around was the worse feeling a mom can feel. The parmedic asked me questions still and told me what was going to happen.They were on it fast .He would not look at me straight in the eye cause he was crying almost too. he said you have had alot of stress haven't you. Yes I have and been soo strong to handle it all. My life I thought was about to end. I actually peed my pants as I was crying and it was like I had no control over what was going on with my body.
Once I got to the hospital , there was a room full of men and doctors waiting for me. They told me what was going to happen and introduced themselves . All I want was my kids to be there. I kept think of them and them without me. They placed me on the table and i could not feel anything. by this time the morphine and gravel had me on a trip I could not care. They did a operation where they cut into my groin and placed the tube to my heart. It was in the left anterior descending artery(LAD). I could see on the screen ast the stent went into my heart and broke the plaque and then the blood clot disolved. It was like I felt relieve in the hole room when that happened. After that I was intensive care and was told not to my head up or my right leg where they had cut em open. I pretty much slept after that except for the nurse coming in and checking me and poking at me with needles.
My children showed up on Wednesday and they had been crying . Suprizingly my sister who has not talked to me in a year showed up crying. They would never guess I could be sick. Boy did I shock them. I don't smoke , lost like 70 lbs in the last year , go to the gym three times a week, and eat probably when I can. The only down fall I might have is ice cream. Nothing like DQ and ice cream cones. I seem to be getting better and finally was allowed to get up Thursday. Because of some virus out break they moved me to another hospital closer to my town . I had my own private room , tv and shower. The ambulance driver made a laugh saying i was not treated like Paris hilton .
Thursday the doctor finally came to see me, he said it was freaky thing that happened . My blood pressure was good , so was clarestoral and no dibetes to be found. Told me to keep up wha I am doing and get rid of the stress in my life. My kids are all around and one son brought me home yesterday. he made sure I had all my pills and groceries before he left. I have 6 different pills to take and was worried about my presciption and how much they would be . i have Manulife at work and covers 85 percent . What a relieve when they told me it would only be 55.00 dollars . They delivered them to my apartment and when I looked one pill alone was 90.00. Guess one of the great benefits of being in Canada. Our medical is cover. My work even covers the tv and the ambulances to the different hospitals. So what a great plan.
The pills I am taking every day is baby aspirin, plavix, ramipril, lipitor,the nitro spray,novi metoprol. So I feel I have a second chance of life. My life could have been over if I went to work. They say it is hard to detect a heart attack on a women and a person that has diabetes. My doctor said if I had went to work , that I probably would have been gone. The heart attack did not get full blowin until I was already at the hospital. Starting today I changing my life nothing but positive things and not letting the small things bother me. My ex showed up with my young son while I was intensive care and I t hought you know what I am not going to let you bother me even if Your the last person on earth I want to see..but was glad my youngest was there..
So Update: Going to the gym , watching what I eat and enjoying life to the fullest. There was no known cause why this happened . SO LOOKIN forward to 2008 and makin some changes.