I spent most of the night in the bathroom. Simple flu or 24 hr bug. I could come up with a million things but heart attack diagnosis was not one that I still was not considering
I was starting to be in a lot of pain. Both my parents suffered from heart problems. I knew the normal symptoms. Cold clammy skin and left side pain and arm numbness.
My symptoms were middle of my back pain and neck pain. No arm or clamminess. That is why I didn’t give myself a heart attack diagnosis.
As the pain progressed I was contemplating on going to the Emergency Room, but with out insurance I would have had to pay the entire thing because of our $4,000 dollar deductible. I knew the emergency room was at least $3,500. I thought it was a waste of money.
I kept thinking it was the flu so I decided to just sleep it off. For a illness or flu that tends to work for me.
The Survey Says? Heat Attack Diagnosis
What I didn’t know is I miss diagnosed what was happening. I had previous back issues so I took a muscle relaxer and that seemed to ease the pain. But I was so tired and could barely take the dog out.
I ended up spending the next 3 days sleeping. I kid you not all I did was sleep.
So Tuesday comes and it was back to work for me. I felt pretty good for the most part. I forgot to say I also had the cold sweats during my weekend of sleep and that went away as well.
I thought I was fine but a little fatigued and thought that was normal for just getting over the flu or 24 hr virus, or whatever I had. I never thought in my wildest dreams it was a heart attack diagnosis.
But I did not know that till the end of the week. Friday the 13th of September 2019 when a trained doctor gave my family the heart attack diagnosis.
September 13,2019 my entire world turned upside down. I will write another blog post to go into that in greater detail. But that is the day I had a stroke and found out I had a heart attack.
So the key thing I am trying to say is that we are not doctors although I used to think I could diagnose what ails me. But I was wrong.
If you have pain anywhere go see a doctor or go to the ER. I was very lucky that labor day weekend but I was not the following…
Please learn from my miss heart attack diagnosis and always see a professional. I never thought it could happen to me.
Live each day as if its your last. Tell and show your loved ones that you love them.