Thanks, and yes, I am truly amazed! To answer your question, no, not really "pain", more upper GI "discomfort", although I have a very high pain tolerance (which can be a problem at times!). I rated it at an 8 of 10 scale. I just knew that something was VERY wrong. When I presented to the ER, the charge RN grabbed a wheelchair after I said, "I think I need to be seen.", and wheeled me back. A coworker has since told me that I was almost gray in appearance, so I'm assuming that she had a clue as to what was happening. The EKG tech was going to do another patient, but she demanded that I be done first, telling her I was more "emergent." I tested the versed that they gave me for the angio, and I remember everything, right up the the symptoms returning, and the doc said that was because he was right up against the (99%) blockage. The flight nurse told me that they are very proud to state that average turnaround time for MI from the ER to CCU is 60 minutes, compared to 90 minutes nationally. Sorry for the long post, but, like I said, if I can help even ONE person....and thanks for the kind words!