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My MI by me

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teeituptom is a BSN, RN and specializes in ER, ICU, L&D, OR.

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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

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WickedRedRN has 4 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in ER/Trauma.

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Wow Tom, how scary! Glad to have you back and doing well now!

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Thanks for reminding us how important it is to have access to quality and timely healthcare. So glad you were treated promptly and no damage was done.

NOW, can we talk about this driving yourself to the hospital nonsense? You are lucky you didn't pass out and cause an accident. You could have hurt someone. Radiating chest pain is NOT the time to show off, ie. driving self to ER.

Please re-evaluate your risk vs. benefit assessment. :redlight:

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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?

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Tweety has 28 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Med-Surg, Trauma, Ortho, Neuro, Cardiac.

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Cool for sure! Glad you lived to tell! :)

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So was it the price of the gems that brought about your symptoms?

I was thinking the same thing. :lol2:

Glad you are OK, Tom. Good to have a top rated cardiac center near you. Also hope you're out on the golf range really soon. :)

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traumaRUs - Judy has 27 years experience as a MSN, APRN, CNS and specializes in Nephrology, Cardiology, ER, ICU.

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Glad to have you back among the healthy! Tom - please take care....if you smoke quit.

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NRSKarenRN has 40 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Vents, Telemetry, Home Care, Home infusion.

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Glad your still with us to share your war stories. Who knew nitro was available at the jewlery store must have been SOME present?

know your wife is glad to have you around...... in 6 weeks will be kicking you back to the greens.

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hogan4736 has 13 years experience as a BSN, RN.

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...NOW, can we talk about this driving yourself to the hospital nonsense? You are lucky you didn't pass out and cause an accident. You could have hurt someone. Radiating chest pain is NOT the time to show off, ie. driving self to ER.

Please re-evaluate your risk vs. benefit assessment. :redlight:

And the FIVE 325 mg ASA???

overkill

Glad you are okay though

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same thing happen to me the chest pain thing, turned out to be nothing but all the s were there and i drove myself to hospital..children called me stupid, couldn't argue with them..i would have told the same thing to a patient

glad that we have advanced in health care so that you are doing well and posting away..let this be a wake-up call...take good care of yourself and set an example to wifo

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herecomestrouble has 25 years experience and specializes in geriatrics,med/surg,vents.

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Reese cut to the really important stuff:lol2:

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