Rosie regrets not calling 911
O'Donnell talks heart attack and health prevention with Dr. Oz
Suddenly a few weeks ago, out of the blue, I had one. I feel very lucky to still be alive.
For me, it was a sudden 'heaviness' in my chest....like someone had put several bricks on my sternum. I thought it must be indigestion or heartburn. There was no pain, just pressure. I laid down for a while, felt better, got up to continue my activities and was struck again with the same kind of pressure. That's when I realized 'something' was not right. I went to the internet to see what the signs of a heart attack might be. I still did not believe that was what was happening, but was unsure what it might be.
I decided it 'might' be, but was still unsure. I certainly didn't want to cause a commotion, so drove myself to the ER. (My daughter will never let me live it down..."Mother, what were you thinking???") it was a stupid thing to do. Anyway, they decided it was a heart attack, and admitted me.
The next couple of days were uneventful. I went home, but continued to have pressure every day, but it never seemed to last long. They gave me nitro to take, but it never got that serious.
After several days, I had another event, a tad more serious. My daughter happened to be there and insisted I go in again. That time I took the nitro, but it didn't go away.
To make a long story much shorter. They felt I had unstable angina, but I have end-stage renal disease so they can't do a cath to see where the blockage is. I hemorrhage when I take aspirin, so a stint isn't a good idea anyway. Therefore, they've got me on a long list of meds. They kept me in until they felt the meds were 'adjusted', and let me come home. So far, they seem to be keeping it in check.
I had never heard that just pressure like that was a heart attack. This needs to be publicized more I think. At any rate, I'm staying quiet, and taking my meds.
Good for you Rosie ...you are trying. Keep up the good work.
To all the nitwits who think they are exempt from health problems remember 'bad karma' comes back!! For shame for shame!!
Shes begining to look like twenty lbs of sh!t in a five lb bag!!!!!!!!!!!!!
This sow is going to milk this for every last drop of publicity. Wish she'd go eat a truckload of