Thursday, January 06, 2011
I went to the Waves at 6am today as normal ..( GYM/POOL CENTRE ).
Colin my DH was still in bed as per usual ..
When I arrived home at 8.15 . Colin announced to me he had suffered chest pains most of the night before!!.
As we sleep in separate rooms (due to my disturbed sleep with pain)
I did not know anything about this !!.
I immediately phoned our doctor and was told to come straight in.
The doctor examined him and because his BP was so low sent us straight to the hospital..
Of course his pains had stopped by then but he was examined, chest x-rayed,ECG, Blood tests.. the works!!
They eventually found he had a irregular heart beat.. This is not a problem in itself. but because of the chest pain over night they were concerned ..
We spent all day in the hospital .. they eventually decided , as he did not have any futhur pains to send him home .. He has a appointment with the cardiac specialist on the 18th january .
Unless of course it happens again!!.
Now if Colin had woken me up, and we had called the ambulance when the pain was happening, most of this could have been avoided !
They could have diagnosed him so much easier !!
Why is it, that men will not tell you these things whilst it is happening ???
He could have died!!
Of course, he has been strictly lectured not only by me, but also the doctors and our daughters..
So Please !!! All you blokes out there...Save your families a lot of worry and anxiety and speak up !! Let some one know !! Don't just assume it will go away!!.
because one day, it might be a different ending and your families will forever blame themselves!!!..
The really stupid thing about all this ,is that I having had a heart attack, and having ongoing problems, also doing my training as a nurse !! had a nitro spray at home !!.. Men!!