My MI by me - page 3

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   muffie
    good for you tom

    still around to make me chuckle with your dry golf-induced outlook on life

    take care
  2. by   sjt9721
    Wow Tom! What a weekend, huh? Get back to the golf course but take your time coming back to work. I'm sure you've got hours & hours of PTO!

    Tom is the picture of 'stress reduction' as long as he gets his golf quota. He's as cool as a cucumber through any kind of situation!


    Kudos to our ED, Cath Lab, & PCU for taking care of one of our own!
  3. by   gonzo1
    Wow, so glad you are okay. Would seriously miss your postings.
  4. by   teeituptom
    Still taking time off
    not to recover, Im doing well
    Now Im taking time to golf and work on my game
    Yes Im walking the course
  5. by   Liddle Noodnik
    Quote from teeituptom
    Still taking time off
    not to recover, Im doing well
    Now Im taking time to golf and work on my game
    Yes Im walking the course
    yayyy TIUT!
  6. by   firstaiddave907
    glad your doing ok.
  7. by   canoehead
    My first thought when I read the post was of those people who go out and order a big meal and then have a heart attack before the bill comes. I was wondering if you got out of the store with the bling, or did they make you hold off to sign the credit card slip?

    Glad to have you up and around Tom.
  8. by   carachel2
    Glad you are doing well. Don't forget to take time to do cardiac rehab. Even though you are feeling great, now is the perfect time to aggressively address your risk factors.
  9. by   teeituptom
    Quote from canoehead
    My first thought when I read the post was of those people who go out and order a big meal and then have a heart attack before the bill comes. I was wondering if you got out of the store with the bling, or did they make you hold off to sign the credit card slip?

    Glad to have you up and around Tom.
    yes my wife got her jewelry, of course. In that Im very well trained
  10. by   Spidey's mom
    Tom - glad you are ok - I'd rather have the money for home renovation but to each (wife) their own (needs).

    My own dad did the same thing - chest pain on the golf course though and finished 18 holes and then drove himself to the hospital. Had an LAD blockage - two bypasses.

    steph
  11. by   teeituptom
    Quote from stevielynn
    Tom - glad you are ok - I'd rather have the money for home renovation but to each (wife) their own (needs).

    My own dad did the same thing - chest pain on the golf course though and finished 18 holes and then drove himself to the hospital. Had an LAD blockage - two bypasses.

    steph
    But the important question is 'What did he shoot on the course"


    glad he is ok

    Old Golfers never die, they just get lost in the woods
  12. by   UM Review RN
    Glad you're ok, Tom. I totally understand getting to the hospital the quickest way.

    My DH had an MI this March. I drove him to the ER (10 minutes away, but I made it in 3. )

    He quit smoking with Chantix and is losing weight. Can't get him to golf, though. Prefers to fish.
  13. by   rjflyn
    Why not to drive oneself or love one even 5 mins to the hospital:
    1) Traffic- yes on a good a day it takes 5 mins on a bad one i could take longer
    2) Last time I checked you cant drive and do CPR on some or yourself for that matter
    3) You loose conciousness, crash killing yourself and your children on the school bus you just ran off the road
    4) That hospital 5 mins away may be in the middle of a disaster and now you can't get there, and you dont know it- the ambulance can communicate and get the air evac there to get you to the next hospital an hour away

    I'm glad all is well but we all need to heed our own advise.

    Rj

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