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January 1, 2013
Posted at 5:15 pm
 

I'm still kicking

I haven't died yet, although I came close.

I suffered a heart attack in August of 2011. Luckily, I figured out what was happening, and was on the E.R. table when the lights went out. I'm told I was jolted three times over fifteen minutes before I was stable. I received one stent, and was released three days later with four scripts, and no detectable loss of heart function. That's dodging the bullet.

Please take a lesson from my near-miss. I never felt any excruciating pain, no pain shooting down the left arm, or hours of 'heartburn' that I ignored.

I was hit by a wave of severe nausea from nowhere, followed by sweat literally dripping off my forehead. [I don't mean Joe Biden's literally, either.] Even in the ambulance, I only had moderate pain in the center of my chest. Don't wait for that pain you read about!

Women have different symptoms including 'I just don't feel right'.

Please read up for your families' sake. My wife could see everything being done to me in the E.R. and has zero sense of humor on the subject anymore.