Originally Posted by cave76
This video is on the web site of Carolyn Thomas Heart Sisters
But I'll give the one from YouTube because it's easier to find.
That video shows how women can ignore symptoms, esp. those who are involved in taking care of others. (PF?) It might be considered funny if it weren't too sad and too true.
That is very true, Cave. Turns out I had been having little heart attacks all day the day before and had three that woke me up during the night. The day of, I was sitting at the laptop looking up symptoms. Used the Web MD symptom checker and it came up with 3 possible reasons for my symptoms:
1. medication reaction
2. Panic attack
3. Heart attack
Told Shrek he better take me to the ER, we got dressed and he drove me. The Tech had just removed the EKG and was going out the door when I told him if they wanted to see what I was feeling it was happening again. That was the one that didn't stop and I could see Shrek in the corner crying, I kept trying to tell the nurse to take care of him and help him...when I woke up the Doc told, "Well young lady, you had a heart attack." When I woke up again I was in a room for the next 5 hours, for observation and make sure the angioplasty site was not bleeding.
Shrek and I stopped at the store to pick up dinner and I went to work the next day.
My symptoms were all on the right side of my body and were not classic chest pain.