Wake up call

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

I have been having some chest pains off and on for a few weeks. It wouldn't last long and they weren't really strong' so I did worry too much about it. I saw my GYN on the 12th and she noticed I had an irregular heartbeat. She referredme to a cardiologist. I couldn't get to see him until the 16 th of this month.
Thursday morning I woke up with stronger pain in my chest than I have had. It did not go away. I called my husband and he took me to the ER. I didn't have any other symptoms of a heart attack. They ran tests, EKG and it was all okay. I had to stay overnight to have my cardiac enzymes monitored. The next morning I had to do the stress test on the treadmill. I did well on that and my heart recovered quickly after exercise which is a good thing. All those years of exercise have paid off!
I have a lot of risk factors for having heart disease. High cholesterol, high triglycerides, obesity, diabetes and family history. This was a scary wake up call for me. My husband and kids were scared. I don't want to go through that again or put them through it either. I am going to be really vigilant about eating well and exercising. I know losing weight will really help me feel better and hopefully live longer.
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    Thank you to all who commented! It really does feel like I have a new lease on life. I have to do it justice.
    2330 days ago
    OMG, I am just seeing this now. So glad you are going to be ok! I agree, it was a wakeup call and I think we could all take heed to your message today. Thank you for sharing and I am so so pleased you checked it all out! Take care of you!
    2330 days ago
    Sorry for the wake up call but glad all is well and if it is motivating you, than that is a win-win.
    2331 days ago
    Heart disease runs in my family too. I'm so glad that you didn't have a heart attack and that you are determined to make the changes necessary to improve your health and reduce your risk factors.
    2332 days ago
    Sometimes things happen for a reason, and even though you had to go through this, it helped you become aware of things that could happen, and how to better take care of yourself to prevent it from happening again..glad you were able to get it all checked out!! emoticon
    2333 days ago
  • COOP9002
    Glad you are still able to make some changes in life. Blessings on your day.
    2333 days ago
  • CHANCE04
    How scary! Glad all checked out well and you have a plan to do even better!
    2333 days ago
    That was a scary thing to happen but you are lucky it turned out Ok and now you have the chance to make sure it does not happen with a worse outcome. Good for you recognizing the opportunity for a second chance!
    2333 days ago
  • ZRIE014
    well, you read the first chapter of your book of life. it is all up to you now to write all of the other chapter. i hope it is nice reading.
    2333 days ago
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