I had an MI on Tuesday

  1. 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; very little pain, more upper GI discomfort than anything; but the extreme diaphoresis and weakness to my arms was what sent me to the ER. I wish to applaud my hospital, Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City, Ia.I'll tell you that within ONE hour after I presented to the ER, the angioplasty was done and I was in the CCU. We have a local TV commercial that states "It's that good!" and I have to say that we are very lucky to have such a wonderful staff and hospital in a not-so-large community. I am a practicing RN at this hospital, and I was 20 minutes into my shift. I hope that there may be someone who treated me reading this post. If you are, thank you for saving my life and for not judging me.WOW. I'm honored to work alongside such a wonderful bunch of people!
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  3. by   TheCommuter
    I am pleased to hear that you are on the road to recovery. Additionally, I am pleased to know that you were treated at a great medical center.
  4. by   jenrninmi
    So glad you're doing well! Good luck to you!
  5. by   mtnmom
    thank you for sharing your story. hearing it from a peer hits really close to home.

    God bless you and keep you on the road to recovery; don't beat yourself up for whatever lifestyle you had in the past that may have been contributory, but just go forward from today.

    peace & hugs.
  6. by   MrsMommaRN
    You know I think I have the same mentality too. It won't happen to me. I am in the health care field. I am so glad that you are doing well and got treatment right away. Here's to a speedy recovery. Hugs.
  7. by   SouthernLPN2RN
    I am very glad you had a good outcome!! My MIL had the same sx and died from an aortic aneurysm 4 days after the onset. They never did work her up for cardiac until it was too late.
  8. by   Kim O'Therapy
    Glad you're doing better. Stay well!
  9. by   husker-nurse
    And that's exactly why I'm posting; if it saves even one woman from being misdiagnosed, then it's worth it to share. I'm not proud to say that I've made bad choices (and NO, none were illegal), but it's scary that women are dying of MI's when they don't have to! I hope that I didn't receive any special consideration because I'm an RN there; the charge RN seemed to know EXACTLTY what was happening!
  10. by   Dorito
    Glad to hear you are on the road to recovery. You have many more years of nursing ahead of you. I've been to that medical center previously and I was very impressed. Take care
  11. by   charebec65
    I'm glad to hear you are recovering well and got such great tx for your MI.
  12. by   traumaRUs
    Glad you are doing so well. Women who are young are the ones most often mis-diagnosed. I'm glad you were at such a wonderful hospital. Please take care of yourself.
  13. by   indigo girl
    Thanks for sharing your story. I am older than you. Nearly all of my paternal relatives have died of MIs, all 8 of them. I frequently forget this and ignore what my body is telling me. You know how we do. I keep saying I need to get my C-reactive protein, and homocysteine levels checked, and then I don't.

    Get better, Husker-Nurse. Live well, and prosper!!! And thanks again for sharing.
  14. by   husker-nurse
    Thanks to all of you for your well wishes. Just PLEASE, if you ever have any symptoms like mine (NOT that every woman presents with the same sx. tho), get thee to the ER and tell them that you may be having an MI....better safe than dead, I say. Thanks again, all, now you know why I hang around ya so much!

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