Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Just another day in paradise....

Woke up this morning, feeling better than I've felt in a long time.  I even put makeup on for work.  But the day was to change.  I was sitting quietly marking invoices for my office when all of a sudden I started having pain in my chest, it spread fast, up into my neck and chin and into my jaw.  My chest tightened up and I was breathing in short gasps.  I tried to find my pulse, but there was none.  I checked my neck but I couldn't find it there either.  I quickly ran back to the back of the office building to find one of the guys I work with.  I ran in his office and said, "Jerry, check my pulse, can you feel one?"  He looked at me like I was crazy.  Don't look at me that way, check my pulse!  He couldn't feel one either.  He asked me if he needed to call 911. I said no.  So he went and got a supervisor who took one look at me and called 911.  Next thing I know I'm in an ambulance on the way to the hospital.  My heart rate had gone up to 190.  I was in paraoxysmal supraventricular tachycardia.  I'm sorry, but all I could think was son-of-a-bitch, what the hell?,   On the bright side I was told by the paramedic that I had the veins of a marathoner.  Whatever the heck that means.  They converted me which I guess means they gave me medicine that slowed down my heart beat.  It worked, but I still had to have blood work and a heart x-ray.  Evidently my blood work came back good and my heart has no disease, so the electrical short circuit could just be a one time thing.  Or it could be the beginning of more.  I'm going with one time thing.  They gave me medicine to slow down my heart and gave me advice on if another attack occurs what I can do to stop it.  So I'm home now, relaxing on the couch with Tiah and going to bed early.  Yeehaww!

16 comments:

simply bev said...

Oh my gosh! Please take care of yourself and continue to feel better!

CDH said...

Oh dear! Glad they didn't find anything! Hope its a one time thing. My thoughts are with you. :)

Deb said...

Oh No...hope all will be okay...will send up a few prayers...so happy you were not by yourself...

Jeanne said...

That is a fairly common thing and usually pretty non threatening. Glad you are home and ok now and hope it is just a one shot thing. Limit your caffeine. What an unexpected thing to happen an dnot the way to start the new year.

TexWisGirl said...

lordy, girl! i do hope it is a one-time ordeal!

Cheryl @ TFD said...

Scary! I do hope your heart checks out okay and that this is only a one time thing. I'll say a prayer for you. Take care!

Rose said...

Oh, goodness! That is so scary! I do hope it is a one time thing.

gowestferalwoman said...

rest up Susan, its going to be okay, you marathoner of veins...

"Affects women more often than men
Most commonly develops in a person's 20s or 30s, but can occur at any age
Occurs more often in people who are anxious, under stress, or physically fatigued
Hyperactive thyroid gland
Excess caffeine or alcohol use
Respiratory illnesses
Low potassium and magnesium levels
Valvular heart disease"

time for a banana, a spa day,and no mr. coffee or partytime cups...and stop asking your coworkers to touch you like that LOL

seriously, i am wishing all the best your way - because you do deserve the best!

xoxox

Catherine said...

Oh my stars! What a scare! Well let us believe it is a one time thing but it is good to know that the doctors gave you advise on what to do if it should happen again.

Take care Susan!
Hugs!
xo Catherine

Deb said...

Scary! Hope this never happens again! Hope you figure out what is wrong and that it can be fixed easily. I know that too much caffeine makes my heart race and gives me chest pain so no more afternoon pick-me-up soda for me. Get feeling better!

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Thankfully all the tests turned out good!! Sending you happy and positive thoughts Susan!

Florida Farm Girl said...

Oh, Susan, what a shock that must have been!!! I sure hope it was a one time thing. However, at a certain age, things do kinda sneak up on us, don't they? Be well, dear friend.

Terri Buster said...

Holy cow Susan, I gotta go look that one up...what in the world??! I hope you are better now... take it easy and rest this weekend.

Jeanne said...

Thanks for stopping by Susan, and hope that you are feeling ok!

Florida Farm Girl said...

Susan, how are you doing? I sure hope you're okay.

Busy Bee Suz said...

This is crazy scary. I'm so glad you are doing better. I don't know what I would have done…..freak out of course! I'm so glad someone had the sense to call 911. Take care of yourself; rest and listen to that heart of yours.
XOXO