I’m 48 year old Male, my life has changed in the space of 1 month.
I started to feel a gripping in my chest when walking and this quickly escalated into a feeling of being ‘shot’ in the heart with some numbness in my shoulder and arm.
After my second trip to A&E I was kept in. Nothing showed on blood tests, several ECGs or on the treadmill test and I had no signs of a problem whilst at rest in hospital.
Was almost convinced it was gastric and felt a bit of a fraud!
Fortunately we persevered and had an angiogram which detected a severe narrowing of my LAD. Had an angioplasty / Stent. The Dr. said it’s a good job we got to it today!!!
Nearly a week now since coming out of the theatre I’ve had small pains in my chest and been very nervous of anything that doesn’t feel right..... but reading these posts from others helped me dismiss them as early reactions to my medication. Thank You!
I now feel back to normal again and have to ask myself every morning - did all that really just happen?! - but I have aspirin, beta blockers, anti-coagulants, statins as a constant reminder now.
Feelings of: “why me”, I’m only 48 and a bit apprehensive about the future but determined to do everything to reduce further risks.