Thank you for all your prayers and good wishes. It has meant so much to me to know that I have such wonderful friends who were pulling for me while I was undergoing a very scary medical event.
As Robin told you, I started experiencing chest pains while I was getting ready for work Wednesday morning. In a matter of minutes the pain kept intensifying. I woke Ronny up and told him I was having chest pains and asked him to call 911. You have to understand that, for me to do that, the pain was really bad and I was really scared. The fire department was the first to arrive and that was probably within 40 minutes of when I first started having pains. Then the EMT's arrived, started working on me, and transported me to the hospital.
According to my doctor, I had a massive heart attack which on the scale used to measure severity peaked at 64. Anything over 50 is considered massive. The good news is that it peaked at only 64, he was expecting it to peak at about 90. By mid morning he had me on the way to the Cath Lab and did a heart catherization which showed 100% blockage in an artery. While he had me on the table he put in a stent. Once that was in place, the pain finally went away.
I came home from the hospital yesterday and it was so good to be back home. I am slowly moving around the house as I feel like it but also taking it very easy.
The ultra sound showed that my heart is weaker than the doctor thought it would be so I need your continued prayers that medication and life changes strengthened it. And I do have some major life changes to make with diet and exercise. I will start cardiac rehab in a couple of weeks.
So for now, I am looking for appetizing low sodium, low cholesteral recipes, making grocery lists for Ronny, taking short walks throughout the house, and waiting for my concentration to return full force so I can sit in my craft room and make cards. I am blessed that I have a lot of extended leave time accrued at work so I don't have to worry about a paycheck while I recuperate.
God bless each and every one of you. And thank you for your continued prayers.