Scary Stuff!

October 27, 2009 by
Filed under: Happenings 

Almost two weeks ago, something scary happened to me. We were coming home after our usual Thursday night dinner, and I just didn’t feel right. I thought it was indigestion. Boy, was I in for a surprise. I got into the house, and went into the bathroom to take see if I could get rid of the “indigestion”. Needless to say, I didn’t. I walked into the bedroom, and sat down on the bed. I suddenly couldn’t breath very well. We’re talking respirations of about a zillion per minute. It was scary and horrible. Jane called the emergency number and finally got an ambulance to come. I was hanging on, and know that the two guys from the ambulance came in and started working on me. Then the doctor arrived. After that I don’t remember anything until about 2 hours later when I woke up in ICU at the hospital. It turns out I’d had a mild heart attack along with pulmonary edema. My lungs had filled with fluid for whatever reason, and that’s why I couldn’t breath. The folks at the hospital were able to get me stabilized, and after three days or so, I was able to be moved up to a regular ward.

Now all the testing started, and my lungs are OK, but there were heart problems. After a bunch of testing, it was decided that I’ll be needing bypass surgery. That’s scheduled for this week. Am I scared? Yep, but as always, I’ve got a positive attitude, and trust the doctors. Hopefully I won’t have to spend too much time in the hospital, and can get back home. Everyone says I’ll be better than before, but I’ll just be glad to be alive.

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