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So I've had a cardiac arrest at age 37.

Discussion in 'The Breakroom' started by Hertz33, Oct 12, 2014.

  1. Hertz33

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    Last sunday I came to work in the morning filling not that hot. Ten minutes later I couldn't breathe and ask a coworker to call an ambulance. Lucky for me all went well and paramedics came fast because I've had an arrhythmia and my heart stopped and they gave me a shock.

    Long story short, I'm OK now. And I'm telling you all this because it could happen to anyone. I'm relatively young, pretty fit, had a normal diet. I've smoked for about 18 years but quit about a month and a half ago.

    Just do regular check ups, eat normally, exercise a bit and take care of yourself.

    Be well.
    Ladis.

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    Glad to hear you survived your ordeal. Must have been terrifying, as well as an eye opener
     
  3. Hertz33

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    Yes it was pretty intense however very quick. I was very lucky because if paramedics would've came a few minutes later I might have been gone. Anyway it's a new regime for me. New diet and exercise. Obviously I've stopped smoking and vaping all together.

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  4. thekapow

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    Good the hear it went well for you :)
     
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    Glad you're still ticking and kicking!! :)
     
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    That's a pretty scary thought of having cardiac arrest at such a young age. Glad you've made it out ok!
     
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    Glad you're ok. Take care of yourself sir!
     
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    Bonus Dominus tecum. Valebis, mea.
     
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    Glad you're OK and I hope the next time never comes.
     
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    Good deal. Now, write those medics a nice letter of appreciation. Tell them thank you for your life. You've been given a gift sir, understand that. Not everyone gets a second chance.

    I've been a medic for 7 1/2 years. I have 12 or 15 field saves (they all kind of run together after a while) in which the person walked out of the hospital with neuro intact. Never a single time have a received a thank you note. It will mean a lot to the crew. Send them a plate of cookies every year on Christmas.

    On a side note, isn't modern medicine wonderful!?

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    Dang that sucks. Take care and glad you're ok.
     
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    Wow, glad all is okay. A real eye opener and life changing event. Take care of yourself.
     
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    Does it run in the family history?
     
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  14. Jerry L

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    Glad your ok and hope your feeling well.
     
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    Dang, that really sucks.
    I guess it shows how things can happen without warning in life.
    Glad you're ok! :)
     
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    I had my first one at 27. Found out I have bad jeans genes. A little family tendency toward hyper cholesterol. No surgery back then. The cardiologist said I would grow collaterals, which I did. Grew up to be a (pretty) normal old dude just having to take a handful of pills to keep the cholesterol normal. Make sure your doc tells you exactly what the cause was and prognosis! More PT!
    Events like these make everyday more important and one's future path more decisive. Lemonade time.
     
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  17. Roger

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    Glad it worked out! I had my first "cardiac event" when I was 35. Things ain't been the same since!
    Just gotta cut back on the bacon a bit...
     
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    I am glad to hear that you pulled through and that you are doing ok. Take care of yourself!
     
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    Glad your ok mate
     
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    Glad you are ok


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