Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Dandridge (Near Knoxville), TN, USA
Glad you came out of it as well as you did, and QUICKLY too!
Last year I was getting dizzy spells when I was working on my car, laying down under it etc., then getting up fast. That went on for 2-3 weeks, but it was not bad enough for me to stop doing things that seemed to cause it.
One day I was sitting here at my desk at work, and all of a sudden felt a little dizzy and had a little sharp pain in my chest. That scared me, so as soon as the feeling went away I drove to Scripps hospital, about 10 minutes away, and went to urgent care. They immediately started checking me out, did EKG etc, but said they saw nothing wrong. They set me up for a Stress (treadmill) EKG a couple days later, and the nurse running the test said she saw nothing unusual, but called a cardiologist over to look at it. He said it looked pretty normal, but did show a slight sign of a possible problem, so they set me up to come in a couple days later for a stress sonogram.
They took sonograms of my heart resting, put me on the treadmill again, got my heart rate up high, then quickly back down for another sonogram. Then they saw that one quadrant of my heart was not keeping up at high pulse rate.
Back in the next week for an angiogram, sure enough, found a restriction in the anterior descending artery. Stented it right there, went home the next morning, and have felt fine since.
The doctor still says that my "symptoms" that day were not likely related, but sure glad it scared me into checking it out! Caught it before it caused a real problem.
So, if anyone has even a slight feeling that something may be amiss, GET IT CHECKED! You may catch something well before it becomes a REAL problem.
I don't want to achieve immortality through my work...I want to achieve it through not dying.
EX: '01 Black LT, BAT BYKE (Totaled at 110,000 miles)
IBA SS, BB, BBG, 10/10ths.
No bike now, but maybe in the future.