Friday, August 28, 2009

The ride I didn't want to go on.

I was lying on the couch, perfectly content watching the Wizards of Waverly Place movie.
Then my chest started feeling heavy, like a thousand pound schnauzer sat on it. My heart felt like it was racing in the indy 500 and I felt like I had killer heartburn, palms got a little sweaty.
I thought "huh? I'm not feeling so good...I wonder..."
I went down to the computer and typed in Heart attack symptoms.
I had the majority on the list.
I went up stairs and started crying. Rob asked what was wrong.
I said I think I'm having a heart attack.
He called 911.
The next thing I asked was "Their are not coming with the sirens on are they?"
Now I felt heart attackISH and embarrassed.
They came and checked me out, said everything looks okay, but if I wanted they'd take me in.
They had me laughing, do heart attack patients laugh during a crisis?
Since being put on high blood pressure meds this spring things really freak me out. Little things, like I notice my heart racing every time I lie down. Some days I feel heaviness in my chest, some days I feel dizzy and lightheaded throughout. But I've never felt all those things at once like I did tonight. I was so afraid of looking stupid, I almost didn't let Rob make the call.
He went for the phone when I went for the tissues...
I still have all those symptoms, but having an on the spot EKG that says I'm 97% ...well, I'll take it. I plan on calling my doctor first thing Monday morning. But for now will y'all pray for me. I really need some peace...
I'll leave you with the words of my son:
"I see sirens! I hear sirens! They are coming down the street! They are OUR house?!
Daddy why is the police heres?"
Mommy's not feeling good.
But hopefully Mommy will feel better tomorrow.
YIKES Y'all.


  1. oh no! that is a scary thing! i'll be praying and i hope you get good news from the Dr. on Monday! i was on high blood pressure medicene after my pregnancy and it made me feel quite woogeddy...dizzy, lightheaded, tingly. we played around with it for a bit and found the right dosage. maybe yours needs to be adjusted.

    hope you are better soon and still enjoy your weekend!

  2. praying for you girl! And praying you can get some rest tonight and have a peaceful sleep.

  3. Oh no! I'm SO glad everything turned out poor thing. Praying for you, girl!!!

  4. Girl - SCARY! I am so sorry, and I'm praying that you will feel better right now. I went to the doc in Jan. convinced that my heart was about ready to give out....turned out I was fine, but those chest pains are nothing to mess around with.

  5. Sara! How scary for you! I'm glad your husband was proactive and called. It's hard for us to do some times. I hope you keep doing okay.

    Keep us posted.

  6. Just be glad you called and it was nothing...way better than not calling when you should've. :)
    SO glad you are okay!

  7. Glad you are feeling better. I had a similar experience when I was pregnant with #2, I woke up in the middle of the night, thinking I was dying of a heart attack, woke up my hubby to go to the ER, and it all miraculously went away. A year and a half and a couple dozen "attacks" later found out it was my gall bladder. My symptoms were textbook heart attack symptoms though, so it might be something to think about? Hope it's nothing though.


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