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    Been plodding along without a care, having fun, enjoying the nice weather this weekend... and then I had a heart attack.

    I found out today that the bad chest pain, tiredness and trouble breathing on Saturday was a damn heart attack. I didn't go to the hospital then but instead went to dinner Sat evening with friends and to a party yesterday. All the while I KNEW something was wrong. Life's about to change, hopefully a wake-up call.

    Don't talk yourself out of seeking medical care when you don't feel well. I stupidly did. I figured at 53-years-old and in great physical shape that it was nothing serious.

    And kids... don't aggravate your parents ;-)
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    Glad your ok!! I go for check ups all the time my dad died at 41 heart failure

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    Holy crap! I hope you follow the Doc's instruction and take the right course. You're one of the good guy's.

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    So how did you find out then? I hope there isn't damage and they are going to be able to treat it fairly easily. Are you having a cath/angio thing done? I'm 52 and have to have one done Wed due to a questionable stress test result.

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    Bob,

    My thoughts and prayers are with you for a speedy recovery. Glad to hear you have a chance to recover, as many never get one. Best of luck for a bright future.

    John

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    BC1: Over the years I experienced the same symptoms as you. I saw a battery of cardiologists, stress tests and four heart caths. No blockage ever found nor could they explain why. Last year, I had a stomach bleed, lost three pints of blood and fell on my rear end. After all that, they found that I needed a pacemaker because the lower lobe of my heart was malfunctioning and my heart nearly stopped beating. Don't let the doctors give you the run around. Make them keep going until they have found out what your problem is while you are alive, not after your autopsy, not like they nearly did me. Best of luck to you!

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    Denial isn't a river in Egypt. Any time anyone over 40 has chest pressure, shortness of breath, cold clammy skin and nausea, take notice. These are the classic signs. If you have a family history you are at a greater risk. Been a FF/Medic over 40 years and have seen a lot of this. Those that survive the first one don't wait to get help for the second one. Good to hear you came out alright.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BC1 View Post
    Been plodding along without a care, having fun, enjoying the nice weather this weekend... and then I had a heart attack.

    I found out today that the bad chest pain, tiredness and trouble breathing on Saturday was a damn heart attack. I didn't go to the hospital then but instead went to dinner Sat evening with friends and to a party yesterday. All the while I KNEW something was wrong. Life's about to change, hopefully a wake-up call.

    Don't talk yourself out of seeking medical care when you don't feel well. I stupidly did. I figured at 53-years-old and in great physical shape that it was nothing serious.

    And kids... don't aggravate your parents ;-)
    Sorry to hear about your health troubles. Will keep you in our daily prayers.
    I hope that you get better real soon.
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    I've been telling my docs my chest hurts, I'm short of breath, etc... for at least 5 years; probably closer to 8; and I've asked them to check out my heart and they kept telling me it was fine. I even had questionable EKG results at the ER, etc. and my GP said it was nothing. I have Lupus and they kept blaming it on that. Finally the rheumatologist decided to have things checked out because Lupus increases risks of heart problems exponentially. (Duh!)... So that's how they got the stress test with the questionable result and why I'm now getting the catheter test on Wed. If it comes back I have a blockage and get a stent or something; my GP is going to get a shin kick with my motorcycle boot!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BC1:310660
    Been plodding along without a care, having fun, enjoying the nice weather this weekend... and then I had a heart attack.

    I found out today that the bad chest pain, tiredness and trouble breathing on Saturday was a damn heart attack. I didn't go to the hospital then but instead went to dinner Sat evening with friends and to a party yesterday. All the while I KNEW something was wrong. Life's about to change, hopefully a wake-up call.

    Don't talk yourself out of seeking medical care when you don't feel well. I stupidly did. I figured at 53-years-old and in great physical shape that it was nothing serious.

    And kids... don't aggravate your parents ;-)
    I am sorry BC. What are you going to do now? Did you answer the wake up call? What are your plans for getting healthier?
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