Wednesday, August 5, 2009

You Have Got To Be Joking.. A Heart Attack..!

Twelve days after my 24th birthday I had severe chest pains with elevated troponins (aka a heart attack.) That day was just another day for me until then. I wasn't doing anything out of the ordinary. I was home alone with my son & we were going through our morning routine. It was the worst pain I have ever felt. I ended up staying the night in the hospital, getting poked and prodded at every four hours. They did an angiogram before the discharged me. That came back completely normal.. Good news on one hand and frustration on the other. We can rule a few things out but, they still don't know why or what caused it.
I had my three week check up with the cardiologist that had seen me in the hospital. He thinks that it was some freak episode.. He doesn't want to look into it any more.. Hes just giving up.! He wants to keep me on all kinds of meds. But forgot to refill them. That doesn't fly with me.. I want answers..!
And a competent doctor.
So I have contacted the cardiologist that had diagnosed me with my original heart condition. He also saw my grandfather, grandmother, and uncles. I trust him very much.. I have a appointment next Thursday. I have very high hopes. We will see.. I just pray it never happens again!