I had an MI on Tuesday - page 2

Yup, thought I was immune; yes, of course I did it to myself by lifestyle choices; just want to let you know, since this is mostly a FEMALE forum, that of course I presented with unusual symptoms;... Read More

  1. by   leslie :-D
    it's really disconcerting to know we women are so vulnerable; and so misdiagnosed!
    who knows husker?
    maybe you'll be our next national spokeswoman for accurate detection of mi in women.
    may you enjoy the rest of your life.

    leslie
  2. by   emtb2rn
    Glad to hear that all worked out. Your comments are a good reminder not to get tunnel vision when checking s&s.
  3. by   Keepstanding
    :icon_hug: I am so glad you are okay. God Bless you and take good care of yourself !

    LPN 90
  4. by   Otessa
    Mercy is a sister hospital WOOHOO!!

    That is awesome that you had the wonderful care.

    It is a different perspective being the patient. We all should try to put ourselves in the patient's shoes and we would have a different perspective on what we do.

    Glad you are doing well!!
  5. by   dekatn
    Glad you're o.k, take care.
  6. by   CHATSDALE
    give a hug to your health care workers from us at allnurses.com

    remember that this is a wakeup call take care of yourself
  7. by   UM Review RN
    So glad you're doing well and had such wonderful treatment, husker-nurse.

    If you're interested, there's a healthy lifestyle thread in the Break Room. Everyone's welcome:

    https://allnurses.com/forums/f240/he...support+thread
  8. by   weezer123
    Hope you are doing much better! Dont even think all of it was your fault by lifestyle etc. We are human.. My Husband and I were avid walkers and he started having trouble walking, stated to me his low back hurt. We had the docs checking for ruptured disc.. and guess what? He had NO pulse in his right foot at all!!! so there you go..None of us (even the doc's ) thought it was Vascular.. he was having so much Low back pain...We all have symptoms and dont add 2+2... so dont blame you...Get well soon...
  9. by   sunseeker
    Thank you for sharing. This is a terrific post. Certainly not the streotypical male symptoms. Did you have any pain or just discomfort? I'm sorry that you had the MI. But wow! -your treatment was amazingly fast! Did you suspect an MI or did the ER come up with the suspected dx on their own? Either way I'm happy you received such good care. Thanks again for sharing your story. Please take care of yourself! Small changes can really add up to a healthier lifestyle. Hang in there!
  10. by   UM Review RN
    Quote from weezer123
    Hope you are doing much better! Dont even think all of it was your fault by lifestyle etc. We are human.. My Husband and I were avid walkers and he started having trouble walking, stated to me his low back hurt. We had the docs checking for ruptured disc.. and guess what? He had NO pulse in his right foot at all!!! so there you go..None of us (even the doc's ) thought it was Vascular.. he was having so much Low back pain...We all have symptoms and dont add 2+2... so dont blame you...Get well soon...
    A tad OT, but I had a patient do that too! Pt c/o hip pain after a visit to the bathroom. Noticed one foot was cooler, pulse was weak but definitely not as strong as the other. By the time we got the doc and an order for an Doppler, the foot was white and pulseless.

    Turned out that there was a blockage--Pt was an A-Fibber whose Coumadin therapy had been stopped a day or so previous in order to have a procedure.

    So apparently an arterial extremity clot is another condition that can present differently than we expect.
  11. by   Tweety
    I'm sorry that you had an MI, but glad to hear it went well for you. Take care.
  12. by   jnette
    Between being wise enough to listen to your body and the timely recognition and intervention by your hospital and thier staff, you are here to share your story. HURRAY !

    Thanx, HuskerNurse. Do take care of yourself, and keep us posted. (((HUGS)))
  13. by   canoehead
    I'm glad you made it through Husker. Take good care.

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