A surprise heart attack
While watching my first ever 3D movie, I felt decidedly sick, dizzy and confused. My Son in Law delivered me to a small local cottage hospital who, in just a few minutes, had me lying down and undergoing an ECG. I was admitted for further tests and eventually stents were ruled out. A Quad CABG was the recommended solution. A month later, on the scariest day of my life, the operation was performed and recovery began. My family and friends and my boss were amazingly supportive and allowed me as long as I needed to recover. The recovery was pain free, but not stress free - I was, and still am, nervous and always aware of the severity of the illness and the operation.
I have stuck to a sensible diet, I do not smoke and I exercise, lightly , an hour every day. I feel good and expect to last a good few years with my family and grandchildren around me. The experience has been uncomfortable, stressful but never painful.
I thank god for such amazing treatment at the Ottawa Heart institute and the Aylmer hospital and am eternally grateful to such a fabulous family, friends and boss.