Yes I Am Blessed.......Thank You Lord

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    Yes I am Blessed... Thank You Lord
    On Tuesday October 29 I went to my local Lowe's store to pick up a cement birdbath to put in the back yard for my wife.
    The Lowe's employee loaded the top and bottom pieces for me and guessed they weighed around 125 lbs. combined.
    When I got them home I needed to carry them from the driveway to the back of the house a distance of about 75 yards.
    I picked up the base out of the trunk of the car first and began walking it to the back yard. About half way there I knew it was more than I should be carrying but I kept plodding along to the back yard.
    When I got to where I was going to set it up I was short of breath.
    Back to the front of the house to get the top of the birdbath.
    This piece was lighter than the base so no problem carrying it right, wrong.
    I made it about 20 yards when I got a sharp pain in my chest. Damn must have pulled a muscle.
    I continued to the back yard and when I got to where the base was I was out of breath and sucking air big time.
    It took about 5 minutes to set the birdbath up. By this time I was beginning to sweat profusely and the pain in my chest was getting progressively worse.
    I went into the house to get a drink of water and sit down. The pain was not subsiding and it began to radiate down both arms. I was still hoping I had just overloaded my muscles however this was not to be.
    I began to feel nauseous and made it to the bathroom before vomiting. I may be a little slow but now I felt I was having a possible heart attack. I called 911.
    I live about 5 miles from the closest Martin County Fire/EMS station. It seemed like an eternity for them to arrive however it was less that 8 minutes.
    The first truck to arrive had 4 EMS techs on board and as soon as they began to work on me they started a line and began a saline drip.
    My pulse dropped to 40 bpm and they began putting meds into the drip line and loading me on the gurney for transport. The lead EMS Tech called for a lieutenant to meet them at Martin Memorial south a ride of about 10 minutes. I know they made it in less time that that.
    As soon as they unloaded me at the ER hospital staff began working on me and in a very short time the ER doctor requested transport to Martin Memorial north and to have a a Catheterization Lab ready and staffed.
    The trip to Martin Memorial north is about a 20 minute run. The driver made it in much less time and I could see looking out the back door windows of the EMS van that it appeared several vehicles who were slow to yield to an emergency vehicle had been run off the roadway.
    On arrival at Martin Memorial north I was immediately taken to the Cath Lab which was fully staffed and they immediately began to prep me for a catheterization to determine where the problem was.
    I was awake the entire time however I was sedated to a point so I did not feel any pain. The surgeon Dr. McIntyre who was in his early 40's kept me posted during most of the procedure.
    The determination was a blocked right coronary artery. A medicated stent was placed in the artery through a vein in my right arm and the entire process took less than an hour.
    I received immediate relief from the chest pain and shortness of breath.
    I spent the first night in ICU and when Dr. McIntyre came to see me his first words were "We got you in time, there is only bruising to the heart and no heart damage".
    I was placed on blood pressure meds and blood thinners and was allowed to come home today as all test were within satisfactory range.
    I am getting use to the new meds though I still take it slow and easy for now. I am to lift nothing more than 5 lbs for the first week so that the catheter incision can heal up properly and so that we can see how I will respond to the new meds.
    My sincere heartfelt appreciation go out to the Martin County EMS personal and the staff and doctors of Martin Memorial Hospital Cardiac Care Unit.

    I am truly blessed.

    Thank you Lord.

    Early request for EMS and early intervention by the staff and doctors at the hospital made all the difference in a positive outcome to what could have been a very bad situation.

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    im glad youre alright...
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    Glad to hear you are on the mend. You will be back at the range in due time. Don't rush it.
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    Glad you were aware of the warning signs, called early. Sounds like you had a first-rate group of medical pro's involved. It's nice to be near a well-equipped treatment center.
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    And we are blessed to have you here with us . I just hope if that happens to me i too have enough sense and do the same thing . I am so stubborn i tend to ignore things .

    Thanks for telling about the symptoms .
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    Quote Originally Posted by welder516 View Post
    And we are blessed to have you here with us . I just hope if that happens to me i too have enough sense and do the same thing . I am so stubborn i tend to ignore things .

    Thanks for telling about the symptoms .
    Never ignore the obvious. My close uncle had felt ill for several days, was short of breath, had pain in his chest and arm..etc, but refused to go to the doctor. this was 1993 and I was 11 yrs old. I will never forget the phone call from the hospital looking for my dad. it just felt wrong and it scared me. We buried my uncle 5 days later, on the 28th of december.

    Never ignore the obvious... you owe it to your family to be healthy.
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    Wow, sounds like you had a close shave. My father has been having mild chest discomfort for 2 years, we finally took him to the doctor and they diagnosed a collapsed vein. They fitted a stent and now all is well. The doctor told us that he has basically been having a mini heart attack for the last 2 years!! Lucky that there seems to be no long term damage. He is 79!! Glad to hear you are making a full recovery.

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    Great story of an excellent Blessing. Thanks for sharing.
    I often find it a combination of many miracles, that I made it to this age.
    Just over a year ago I wrecked my spine and now can only spend 10 hours or so out and about with no lifting or bending.

    One day I was fit as an ox; next day quite crippled.
    Still, there are not enough hours in the day to fully count all my blessings.
    Not what I planned, but it is all good.
    Glad you are well............ get a wheel barrow for Christmas!
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    Very good news. Take your time and recover properly - and eat and exercise in the healthiest way possible so you won't have to go through an experience like this again. (Oh yeah, and don't haul any more big chunks of cement around......)
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    Ron buddy, so glad you are ok. And may you enjoy many years of that retirement.
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    Geesh.

    Some people will go to extremes to get out of work. (Just kidding)

    Glad you got to the hospital quickly and that your heart is only bruised.

    Take good care of yourself.
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    I don't know you but I am glad that you are ok. The staff on fire/ems units are so under appreciated until they are needed. You had a first rate unit from the sounds if it. Take it easy and you'll be feeling like a kid again in no time. Just no picking up bird baths anytime soon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FlaRon View Post
    Thank you Lord.
    You should thank the Paramedics and doctors, they are the one's that save your life.
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    Glad that you're doing fine now. Smart move calling for medical assistance so quickly.
    You are probably going to be really surprised at how much better (in general) you feel and how much more energy you have now that the plumbers unclogged that drain pipe of yours.
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    Quote Originally Posted by XD40SCiinNC View Post
    You should thank the Paramedics and doctors, they are the one's that save your life.
    He certainly did do that. It's right up there if you take the time to read it.

    "My sincere heartfelt appreciation go out to the Martin County EMS personal and the staff and doctors of Martin Memorial Hospital Cardiac Care Unit."

    Please do not turn this thread into a religious debate.

    We are living in America and the man still (and for the time being) has the right to thank whomever he wants to say Thank You to.
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