Mrs. Maria

by Maria
(Weston, Fl, 33026)

Im a 55 year old mother of two fine boys one is 14 and the other 12. I woke up early as usual to walk my dogs, half a block into my walk I felt a pain in my chest and I had to stop and turn around. Then I drove my boys to school and I ask my one son that has asthma what it felt like, I thought I might have asthma, maybe I developed allergies. When I got back home I started researching it on the Internet, because I was turned down for medical insurance because of high blood pressure. The discomfort in my chest got worse walking around the house I felt pain. Every night I would cry because I didn't know if I would wake up the next morning. I woke up in the middle of the night with excruciating pain. I kept telling myself if I can just hold off till October 2013 to get medical then I would go to a doctor. But the pain got worse. So I found a cardiologist who saw me even though here in Florida they don't like to see anyone without insurance. God answered my prayers. I went in and they did a a test that showed I had an abnormal EKG and that I could have a heart attach at any moment. They took me into the Cather room but because of where the blockage was they had to do open heart surgery instead. A week after my surgery, I feel a little achy under my shoulder blade. I've started walking a little faster. I can't wait until i'm fully recovered so that I can find a job. The medical bill for this was over $200,000. We plan on taking out a line of credit on our house.

Click here to post comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Share your story.

Everyone has a story to tell...
What's yours?

Share your story on Smart Heart Living. Not only will it do you a lot of good to express your feelings, but sharing your experience could be a turning point for someone who reads about it.

Click Here
to write your own or to comment on someone else's.