My MI by me - page 2

2 days ago about noon time, I was out buying Jewelry for my wife. I had the onset of chest pain radiating up into my neck and left arm. I took 5 325 mg aspirins and a couple of nitro I had , pain... Read More

  1. by   nuangel1
    tom i too am glad you are ok now .
  2. by   smk1
    glad you are doing well. Driving while having a possible MI though? Have fun out on the golf course. You can call it stress reduction therapy.
  3. by   BrnEyedGirl
    MEN!!!!,....none of us "girls" would ever do something as silly as driving ourselves to the ER durring an MI!!!! Glad to hear all went well,..hope you were albe to finish your purchase first???
  4. by   RNtigerEMT
    Quote from RN-Cardiac
    MEN!!!!,....none of us "girls" would ever do something as silly as driving ourselves to the ER durring an MI!!!! Glad to hear all went well,..hope you were albe to finish your purchase first???
    :imbar Yeah we would. Actually turned out to not be an MI, but it sure felt like one. I had worked 4 12 hr shifts in a row, had been experinecing severe CP on and off ofr a couple days, drove home, called the floor to let them know I made it, and they handed off to my cardiologist. He wanted to send a squad, my stubborn behind refused and drove myself in. Almost passed out twice. Straight to the cath lab, fortunately everything turned out OK

    Anyway, glad to hear you're okay Tom. Have fun on that golf course, but take it easy. And, what did ya get your wife????
  5. by   mrsalby
    Yeah, Some of us girls might have called 911 and bought the jewelry while we waited LOL
  6. by   DDRN4me
    Tom...glad you are ok; but driving yourself?????? i wont berate you only:trout: and yes, i would have completed my purchase while waiting for ems..cant waste time!!!
  7. by   vamedic4
    Whoa...glad you're doing better Tom!! Rest well and stay on the putting greens for awhile. No more practicing for the Long Drive Competition, at least for awhile.


    All the best,
    vamedic4
  8. by   Liddle Noodnik
    Quote from teeituptom
    2 days ago about noon time, I was out buying Jewelry for my wife. I had the onset of chest pain radiating up into my neck and left arm. I took 5 325 mg aspirins and a couple of nitro I had , pain getting worse and diaphoretic. Drove straight to the hosp. I work at. Only a 5 minute drive. 30 minutes later I was in the cath lab having 2 stents put in. My RCA was totally occluded.
    No wonder they are a Certified Cardiac Care Center. Stopped the MI before any damage was done. Top notch ER I work at.Now I am home typing this.


    Cool huh.

    ready to go golfing as soon as the Cath hole in my groin is ready

    Lets Tee It UP

    yes this is an ER Forum thread
    YOW!

    (You know you ain't asposed to drive)

    So you have had cardiac sx before? I am proud of you for not waiting!

    God bless -- here's to the greens
  9. by   Liddle Noodnik
    Quote from casualjim
    As a student I'm always looking for the "what can I learn from this" aspect of things. From this lesson I learned to avoid buying the missus jewlery at all costs.
    Be well Tom
    HA HA!

    Quote from DDRN4me
    Tom...glad you are ok; but driving yourself?????? i wont berate you only:trout: and yes, i would have completed my purchase while waiting for ems..cant waste time!!!

    Altho the price could have extended his MI!
  10. by   Liddle Noodnik
    (make mine a double)

    I mean, this was a duplicate ...
  11. by   teeituptom
    1 used he wrong word there my wife drove, Live so close waste of time calling ems.

    2 Yes I got my wife a necklace with a spiral shaped gold pendant with Rubies on it. pricey but very nice and she is worth it.

    3 Yes 5 aspirins is overkill I take 5 every day, ! for the heart, and 4 in case I have that big stroke, I want that big one that takes you out completely.

    4 yes I beleieve in stress reduction therapy, aka GOLF. People at work think I am so laid backthat sometimes they wonder if I'm still asleep
  12. by   caroladybelle
    Quote from Jolie
    So was it the price of the gems that brought about your symptoms?

    Just kidding! Glad to hear that all is well, and that you are already planning your cardiac rehab. You WILL be walking the course, right?
    I was thinking the same thing!

    (Of course, given the number of chilluns that Tom and the missus has, she deserves them)

    Please keep the kidlets from jumping up and down on your lap for a while and get better.
  13. by   teeituptom
    Quote from caroladybelle
    I was thinking the same thing!

    (Of course, given the number of chilluns that Tom and the missus has, she deserves them) Yes she does, very much so. See I am well trained.

    Please keep the kidlets from jumping up and down on your lap for a while and get better.
    Fortunately they are now all grown. I do worry about the 7th though she is in the Army. She came home on her 18th birthday and told us she had signed up. My wife didnt like that atall. But she is a good kid.

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