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Been having chest pain these few days, today it got worse. I recalled my doctor saying that I have a high level of cholesterol that I need to aware of. Trying my effort to control the food intake but it ain’t easy. I was petrified and nervous when all of a sudden my chest starts to hurt more. The pain came on and off. It has boggled my mind the whole afternoon. I was so afraid that I might die at work or at sleep. I thought to my self may be if the pain go away I will go for a check up the next morning or may be I will just leave it behind.
By the evening I can’t bare the persist pain. I told my husband about my chest pain that if it’s just muscle pain or something. He then insists me to go to Hospital for a check up. My heart beats more rapidly when I reached the hospital ER. I was nervous.
As soon as I arrived at the ER room, I noticed the hospital staffs are all covered with mask which induced me more nervous. I was like shit I totally forgot my mask! I have not keeping my self safe. No prevention and precaution for me to fight against any dangerous killer germs or bacteria that might be transmitting airborne.
The nurse usher me to a seat, checked my temperature and my blood pressure. Then I was called for my turn to see the doctor. Doctor her self was wearing a mask. I can only observe her spectacles and eyes. She had her “tudung” on. I felt like I was talking to a ninja master or something. I told her about my chest pain, she told me that my blood pressure is fine and to counter check and affirm me, I was asked to do an ECG test.
A nurse helped me lay down on a bed. I was half top naked. The ECG machine’s tentacles look a like part was placed on my chest area. After 10 minutes a result graph of my heart beat rates was produce. Doctor exclaimed to me that my heart is in perfect condition and is very healthy. I was so relief when she said that. I can see my husband smile at me. He was sitting at the corner of the examine room, accompanying me all the time. I double checked with the doctor if there might be other reasons that causes my chest pain. She told me it might because of muscle traction. What ever it is, I was so relief that it has got nothing to do with heart attack or failure.
I am glad and happy I have a healthy heart. I think it’s time for me to re-do my annual check up.
A bit of facts :-
There are other symptoms of an heart attack besides the pain on the left arm.
One must also be aware of an intense pain on the chin, as well as nausea and lots of sweating, however these symptoms may also occur less frequently.
Note: There may be no pain in the chest during a heart attack.
The majority of people (about 60%) who had a heart attack during their sleep, did not wake up. However, if it occurs, the chest pain may wake you up from your deep sleep.
If that happens, immediately dissolve two aspirins in your mouth and swallow them with a bit of water.
- phone a neighbor or a family member who lives very close by
- say "heart attack!"
- say that you have taken 2 aspirins.
- take a seat on a chair or sofa near the front door, and wait for their arrival and..
~ do NOT lie down ~
~try to cough as hard as you can.