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Sat Oct 14, 2017, 12:02 PM

Last Saturday I had my first heart attack

I write about my experience in my blog
https://stephenjaymorrisblog.tumblr.com/

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Reply Last Saturday I had my first heart attack (Original post)
Koch Ebola Oct 2017 OP
janterry Oct 2017 #1
oppressedproletarian Oct 2017 #2
Koch Ebola Oct 2017 #9
MuseRider Oct 2017 #3
procon Oct 2017 #4
Duppers Oct 2017 #5
Koch Ebola Oct 2017 #10
Duppers Oct 2017 #12
steve2470 Oct 2017 #6
OldHippieChick Oct 2017 #7
packman Oct 2017 #8
Koch Ebola Oct 2017 #11
packman Oct 2017 #13

Response to Koch Ebola (Original post)

Sat Oct 14, 2017, 12:53 PM

1. I'm glad you're okay

Very scary! (And lovely that you had someone nearby to call for help

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Response to Koch Ebola (Original post)

Sat Oct 14, 2017, 12:55 PM

2. Thanks for the account

Glad you survived! Anything you plan to do differently going forward? (no judgment, just wondering)

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Response to oppressedproletarian (Reply #2)

Sun Oct 15, 2017, 11:57 AM

9. Well for one thing..

self-discipline is in order. Example: I haven't had a cigarette for a week now. My priorities in life may have taken a sharp turn. Right now, I am focused on convalesces. thanks for asking.

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Response to Koch Ebola (Original post)

Sat Oct 14, 2017, 01:03 PM

3. Wow, that is quite a story.

I will remember that feeling you had at first. I am not certain I have heard it presented that way. Everyone is different. I am glad you got the help from a wonderful hospital and you got it right away. Scary stuff. Thank you for sharing this.

Watch that diet now! Most of us are lucky we didn't chuck over long ago with the diets we were raised on.

Be well.

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Response to Koch Ebola (Original post)

Sat Oct 14, 2017, 01:08 PM

4. What a frightening episode. You're very lucky that so many things worked in your favor

at just the right moment when you needed it the most. Is that great karma or what!

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Response to Koch Ebola (Original post)

Sat Oct 14, 2017, 01:20 PM

5. Had you been seeing a physician regularly

Up to the time of your cardiac event?
If so, mind my asking what your BP had been running?

Thanks for posting your experience. Glad you made it!! You're now on the drill of eating healthily, exercise, no smoking, taking your meds, I assume.

You've given me food-for-thought.





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Response to Duppers (Reply #5)

Sun Oct 15, 2017, 12:01 PM

10. Yes I have.

There have been some debate on yearly physical check ups. I believe in them. My regular M.D caught my prostate cancer when it was just stage 1. I hope that answers your question

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Response to Koch Ebola (Original post)

Sat Oct 14, 2017, 02:13 PM

6. ...........

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Response to Koch Ebola (Original post)

Sat Oct 14, 2017, 02:35 PM

7. I dont like you calling it your "first"

That implies there will be a second. Sending good thoughts (and prayers if you wish) that it will be your "only".

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Response to Koch Ebola (Original post)

Sat Oct 14, 2017, 02:54 PM

8. Heart attack or Afib?

When I was in the hospital for a knee replacement, they caught a heart irregular contraction . I ignored it and their urging to get a pacemaker. A few weeks later during knee rehab, it caught up to me and couldn't catch my breath. Went in and got a pacemaker/defib which has saved my life at least twice in the past few years.



From Wikipedia:

Atrial fibrillation is an irregular and uncoordinated contraction of the cardiac muscle of atria. It can be a chronic condition, usually treated with anticoagulation and sometimes with conversion to normal sinus rhythm. In this condition the normal electrical pulses coming from the sinoatrial node are overwhelmed by disorganized electrical impulses usually originating in the roots of the pulmonary veins, leading to irregular conduction of impulses to the ventricles which generate the heartbeat.
Ventricular fibrillation is an irregular and uncoordinated contraction of the cardiac muscle of ventricles. It is a common cause of cardiac arrest and is usually fatal if not reversed by defibrillation.

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Response to packman (Reply #8)

Sun Oct 15, 2017, 12:03 PM

11. 2 Doctors comfirm it was an heart attack.

I wish it was Afib.

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Response to Koch Ebola (Reply #11)

Sun Oct 15, 2017, 12:45 PM

13. They are doing remarkable things with meds and technology

Keep up your end , good luck and wish you many more years of posting

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