Well first of all I'm glad to of met someone who is a member of this board cause I never even seen it before....you don't see what you need until the need is there make sense??
But anyways, I'm 37 yrs old and I had a heart attack on November 20th of this year. I had angioplasty done and that showed I had 100% blockage in my LAD...can't remeber what LAD stands for but jsut remeber thinking ohh..LAD..
I had a stent put in, blood is flowing but I still freak at every little twinge of pain that I may get in my chest. I'm sure that is normal..freaking that is.
I'm at a healthy weight, I eat okay...I do tend to eat too many sweets and bad carbs but overall I have a healthy diet..dont smoke, dont drink, not on birth control, my cholestrol levels are all in the "healthy" range, my bp is excellent...106/60ish range is my normal. I just have a family history of heart disease...just a family history.
The day of my heartattack I was actually out on a field trip with both of my daughters classes. I recieved a phone call from my dad saying that my sister in laws test results were back in and they were positive for Pancreatic Cancer. 10 minutes later is when I noticed I had pain in my chest. Didnt' think much of it my arms then tensed up...still didnt think ANYTHING of it. I was on the phone with a different sister in law (who's husband acutally died from heart attack) I was telling her what was going on. I got off the phone and told one of the mom's that was there on the field trip. By the time she sat me down I had pain in my jawline. We left, we were on our way to a local clinic and before we were out of the parking lot my hands and arm started to tingle. I said to stop and call 9-1-1 at that point I knew I was having a heartattack and not the anixety or panic attack that I first thought.
For the most part I'm still cant' believe I actually had a heart attack. I get the same reaction each and everytime I have to tell someone I had a heart attack...mouth drops and wow! you!?? you're so young! every single time.
We had a fire in our garage last week and I was checked out because I was having chest pains. When the paramedic came in and hooked me up he asked the normal do you have any medical problems, medications those type of questions. Thankfully other than my BP being sky high at that time and my pulse racing my heart waves checked otu to be fine.
I've changed my eating habits. I actually gave up one of my biggest vices....Coke. Atleast I drank caffeine free Coke but still I drank that sugary stuff. I haven't touched the stuff since before my heart attack.
I go back to my cardiologist on the 10th for my stress test and then I go back on the 31st for another ultrasound of the heart and my veins...
My problem with the blockage was actually several blood clots had formed. No plaque, just blood clots. So now I'm on a low dose of blood thinner and other heart med's to keep my heart from over reacting. My doctor told me for me my issue is stress. I have to change my type A personailty or it will kill me...his words, change or you'll be dead at a very young age....So I'm trying to change in every area of my life. My husband tells me that my eating habits didnt put me in the hospital. I try to tell him, I have one strike against me already I dont need a second strike. Why not try and change all the areas that affect the heart?
Thanks for listening and I look forward to reading all the other post.
Tracy~~Independent Beach Body Coach
Grand Blanc, Mi
"You have a choice. You can throw in the towel, or you can use it to wipe the sweat off of your face."
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