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Did you miss me while I was in the hospital?

Asked by scamp (13057 points ) August 3rd, 2008

I had a heart attack monday night, and luckily is was mild, but I will be gone for a few days while I regain my strenght.I ‘m still pretty weak, and I’m stuck in bed, but I will check in when I can. Much love to all. See you soon.

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skfinkel's avatar

Dear Scamp,
So glad to hear the attack was mild. Feel better soon.
And wishing you a full recovery!
sf

BirdlegLeft's avatar

Damn! Hope you get better soon. Tell us more about your experience when you can.

EnzoX24's avatar

Nice to hear you’re ok.

My Uncle had a heart attack about a wek and a half ago. We celebrated him getting better by going to an amusement park.

Seriously, we did.

fabulous's avatar

Hey Scamp
Get well soon. We all faith that you will be up and fluthering in no time.
Take it easy

marinelife's avatar

Dear Scamp,

I am terribly sorry to hear that. I am so happy for you that it was mild. Please take care of yourself as you mend. I will send positive thoughts for your recovery every day.

Best,

Marina

lindabrowne1's avatar

Feel better soon please! Take good care of yourself!

gailcalled's avatar

Dear Scamp; I am shocked but relieved. A new job, a grandbaby on the way (or here, perhaps), all things good waiting for you. I hope you will consider this a blip on the road to recovery. When you are rested and restored, fill us in. Let us know what we can do to assist you to MEND. (And I hope that the knee is behaving itself. You’ve had a lot to cope with.)

xox,

Gail

jrpowell's avatar

Since I don’t know where to send you real flowers I will send virtual ones.

Get well soon.

jlm11f's avatar

Actually, I really did miss you and dragonfly! I have been wondering for the past few days whether the baby has arrived or not. I am sorry to hear about your heart attack and hope you speedy recovery. For you to be a devoted grandma, you must first take care of yourself ! Rest as much as possible, and update us on how you feel whenever you can :)

mzgator's avatar

Take care Scamp and feel better really really soon. Both Gooch and I will keep you in our prayers for a speedy recovery.

tinyfaery's avatar

@scamp My good thoughts are with you. I wish you a speedy recovery, which I’m sure, will be greatly aided by the little one. :)

loser's avatar

OMG!!! You poor thing!!! I’m so glad you’re okay but what a thing to have happen! That must have been terrible!!! Hope you have a speedy recovery!!!

baseballnut's avatar

Take good care of yourself!

Curious404's avatar

Hugs & kisses to you. Wish u the best as you recover!

Harp's avatar

Here’s some get well lurve!

shilolo's avatar

Best wishes for a speedy recovery.

sndfreQ's avatar

Love and positivity to you-we’re pulling for you in your time of mending :)

Jon

augustlan's avatar

I’m sort of a newbie, so I hope it’s not out of bounds to tell you that I really enjoy your presence here on Fluther, and hope you’re feeling better soon!

PupnTaco's avatar

Yikes! Take it easy Scamp. Get well soon.

AstroChuck's avatar

Sorry to hear about your heart attack. I am glad that it was mild and that they aren’t naming any new disease after you or anything. Take good care of yourself and everyone will be looking forward to your return. Get well soon!

delirium's avatar

Of course we miss you! Please, feel better!

TheHaight's avatar

Scamp! when I saw that first line my heart dropped. I’m so relieved that It was mild, and I will pray for you. Get well and come back so we can have our little chats!!!
Much love, Hannah.

kevbo's avatar

Scamp, I’m so sorry to hear the news. Please take your time getting better.

susanc's avatar

Darling Scamp, our shield and protector, bright star, smarty pants, who is taking
care of you, honey? Is it someone very, very good at it, who will do the laundry all by
his or herself for awhile? Do we need to come down there and watch over you? You know
we will.
much love, susanc

shrubbery's avatar

Bad luck scamp, sorry to hear it but I’m glad you’re okay. Rest up and I wish you a smooth and speedy recovery.
Love Shrub

SuperMouse's avatar

Scamp, I hope you are back to 100% soon!!!! Feel better!

AstroChuck's avatar

Scamp, I just had to give you lurve for putting “caths are no fun” in topics.

Knotmyday's avatar

Please get better soon, Scamp! A swift recovery and continued health to you…

hearkat's avatar

Oh my! I am so sorry to hear about this! I was wondering about you, as a matter of fact.

I am also glad that yours was a mild attack, and I wish you all the best in your recovery.

Seesul's avatar

Yes, I was wondering where you were, you are so much a part of here. I was hoping it was becoming a grandparent that was keeping you busy. No, fun what you’re going through, but happy it was minor. Take care. You have a lot to look forward to.

drhat77's avatar

get well soon

breedmitch's avatar

Fell better soon, Scamp.

nina's avatar

I am sure all these good wishes are going to help you heal. Humbly adding one of my own to the pile.

scamp's avatar

Thanks to all. I really appreciate all the well wishes. I am back at work today, and trying to get back to normal as best I can. I saw the cardiologist yesterday for a follow up, and things look pretty good. I fired my primary care physician (long story) and will see the new one Tuesday. I am going to ask for a prescription for chantix so I can quit smoking. I was very lucky to get this ‘warning” before something more drastic happened.

gailcalled's avatar

Now that you are on the road back, do you feel like telling us how you knew? The warning signs, etc.

Welcome home.

drhat77's avatar

scamp, quiting smoking will probably be the hardest thing you do – i know docs who’ve quit and they say it is way harder than medical school and residency combined. chantix will help, but a support group (like freinds and family) around you, helping you, and trying not to smoke in front of you (as applicable) is going to be very important.

good luck with that

scamp's avatar

@gail, I didn’t know what was happening. I thought I was stressed out from too much overtime. I was having pains in my chest that radiated up the sides of my neck and into my ears, and felt sick to my stomach, dizzy and weak, so I left work and went to my doctor’s office. He told me my pressure was way up ( 156/110, normal for me is 110/70) he prescribed some medicine and said to come back in 2 weeks. the pains got worse, so I called the nurse line from my job. when I described my symptoms, she said to call 911. My SO took me to the ER, and the rest is history. They admitted me because something was off with my enzymes, and the stress test showed some ischemia so they did the cath.

@drhat77, Thanks. I used chantix once before and it helped, but I couldn’t afford it. Now that I have better insurance, I can quit for good this time.

loser's avatar

Way to go scamp! And welcome back!!!

hearkat's avatar

Again, I am glad that your case was mild and that you trusted your instincts.

Thank you for being so open about your experience and sharing it for us to learn from.

I wish you all the best in your battle against nicotine.

scamp's avatar

Thanks hearkat I’m going to need all the help I can get to quit, but I got a pretty good scare, and a brand new baby coming to give me incentive. Plus chantix is pretty good stuff, so I think I will be able to do it this time, once and for all.

jlm11f's avatar

Welcome back scamp!!! You were missed terribly :). Now take care of yourself and no more overworking! Good Luck on quitting smoking too. We believe in you!

augustlan's avatar

Welcome home, Scamp!

scamp's avatar

Thanks! I am still doing a little overtime, but I am under strict orders from my boss to take frequent breaks, and go home if I get too tired. If I start to feel bad, I will go home. I sure don’t want to go through that again!

tinyfaery's avatar

Careful with those Chantix, they can bring on depression.

TheHaight's avatar

yay scampy is back ! <3 glad you’re better.

scamp's avatar

Thanks for the warning tiny. I didn’t have that side effect last time I took it. plus, I think another heart attack would be way more depressing!! J/K.. I will keep that in mind and talk to my doctor about it.
Thanks TheHaight .. much lurve to you!!

skfinkel's avatar

@Scamp: Relieved to hear you are better. How smart of you to pay attention to your own self and not listen to the doctor who said wait and see for two weeks!

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