I had no intention of sharing this recent episode in my family’s life, but it’s becoming such a large part – it’s difficult to avoid.
For starters, I’ve got an irregular heart beat which means my cardiac ticker tends to tock when it should tick. It’s not been an issue – until recently.
On Wednesday, August 29th at 6:45pm I had to call 911 to have an ambulance take me to the hospital for severe chest pain.
They ran a battery of tests and kept me overnight due to my family history of heart issues – I’ve included a couple very flattering pictures I was able to snap with my untethered arm as mementos of my ER stay.
The attending medical team seemed to think it might have been an atrial fibrillation that caused blood to back up into one of the chambers in my heart – thankfully, there was no cardiac damage or injury to the vascular network that feeds blood to my heart.
I’ve been fine since the incident, but I recorded a short video to explain some of the lifestyle changes I’ve consciously made.
I meant to say in the video that I’m on a low-dose aspirin regimen (no other meds) and a low-sodium, hearth-healthy diet.
Again, I’m feeling fine but the goal is to do everything I can to ensure I’m around as long as I can be for my wife and kids – trusting God for those things I can’t control.
Question: Have you ever had to call 911 for yourself or a loved one?