The scare of my life
Friday, September 14, 2007
I had a terrible scare 2 (Wednesday) days ago. I was about to leave work & I had a weird "pressure" in my left chest. Not pain, but honestly I had felt it for the first time Sunday and I dismissed it as "stress" alot of things on my mind, bills, my daughter being away at school, my ill sister that my parents are caring for, and work. But Wednesday after STEP class the pain had begun to radiate up into my neck and down my left arm! My family has a strong history of heart problems, my parents both have high cholesterol & my sister that they are caring for had a heart attack att he age of 36-1 year older then I am now. Thank God I went to the ER and had it looked at. They ran several tests and admitted me, they said I was not having a heart attack but I am not taking anymore chances. I am going to do all I can to prevent doing any damage to my heart. All I could think about was what woud become of my daughter, husband, step-son & family memebers if I died. That is an awful feeling & one I do not want to experience again. I know when it is my time to go there is nothing I can do about it but I don't want to just say "Oh well" and keep eating poorly. I want to have quality of life. That was no fun. I am scared still but I feel like I can have some control over my health.