Topic: Think GOD for aspirin!
Thursday afternoon, around 5:00PM. Working in garden. Shoulders started hurting, jaws started aching, broke out in a cold sweat, feeling nauseaus. dizzy. Thought I had gotten too hot. Came into house, tried to take shower but just too sick. Finally got over the dizziness enough to get into the shower. Feeling a little better. Still hurting and getting a slight headache. Looked through house for aspirin but could not find any. Went to my mother-in-laws house and took 3 aspirin. 1 I chewed and 2 that I swallowed. Went back home still not feeling well. Got on internet and searched "heartattack systoms" and the discriptions were exactly what I was having. Called my wife and told her to get home as quickly as possible. When she got home I sit her down and told her what I thought was going on. She loaded me up in her truck and carried me to the emergency room. Immediately upon arrivial it was confirmed that I was having a heartattack and within 2 hours the doctors and nurses had found the blockage and inserted a stient. I was in bad shape with my bloodpressure bottomming out and a heartrate of less tha 20. The doctors all said that the aspirin is what saved my life as it works as a bloodthinner and that was what I needed. They also said they had never had anyone look uo the systoms of a heartattack and diagnose themselves.
Anyway, I'm back home, sore, tired, very week and scared. My heart suffered some damage but the doctors think it was slight. There is a lotta members in the forum within my age bracket. If you don't know the systoms of a heartattack I suggest you look them up. I never had any severe hurt, just more of a discomfortable aching. Also, be sure to keep some asprin on hand - it is truly a MIRACLE DRUG.