But that means I also lost your comments - except the ones on Facebook. So thankfully you're there. So here is what I was able to retrieve from Google Reader - I'll have to add from here to the best of my recollection!
Blessed Be from knitnana by KnitNana
Eleven years ago this morning...at about this very moment, I survived a miocardial infarction from a 90% blockage of the left main coronary artery. One of those "Classic Hollywood Heart Attacks," or as the new Bayer commercial says, "A Widow-Maker" (in my case, I suppose it should read, "widow-ER-Maker," except I wasn't married). And for all that there have been tons of scary health times since,
nothing has been as terrifying as that day. I'm here because of an excellent doctor who took my symptoms seriously because I was (only) 43, but he knew I had a rotten family history, was overweight and a heavy smoker. He slapped a nitro patch on me - and the pain went away.
He couldn't get me in the ambulance to the hospital fast enough and a stent was inserted quickly(then replaced with a double-bypass two months later).
I am grateful. I am blessed.
A word to the wise: Take it seriously. Call 911. It may not be. But if it is, you need to be at the hospital. No one has time for a heart attack. But...if you are having a heart attack? It may be all the time you get.