In The Nick of Time

Well today was my last day at the ranch.  And none too soon either.  Today I was  pretty unsure as to what I was going to be able to do next. Sorry I was busy having a heart attack/heat stroke I think. Had to muck out the horse pins, put in new hay, rake up the dung, water and care for the cattle looking at me expectantly. 

Pain in acute myocardial infarction (front)
Pain in my chest (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
When I finished dying of this 104 heat I went in to see if I was okay.  Sat for about 15 minutes but was still sweating profusely and having chest and arm pain.  Went and took a 15 minute shower to cool off my body temperature.  It helped but the pain was still in my arm and chest.   Now that was 30 minutes already.  I was beginning to be pretty scared.  

Called Dear Hubby to advise him.  We chatted on the phone while I waited to see if the symptoms would subside.  They became better.  Not sharp pains but more of dull continue aches.  I went ahead and folded 3 loads of laundry, cooked dinner and cleaned up the kitchen.  My chest and arm was still sore but not as bad.  I took a 15 minute nap and woke with less pain.  So I think it was just way too much heat and physical exercise for this big ol gal to take.  I am going to take it easy this weekend and try to stay out of the heat.

Well for your knowledge here are the symptoms of a heart attack.  Chest pain or pressure is the most common symptom of a heart attack,  people may experience a variety of symptoms including:

  • Pain, fullness, and/or squeezing sensation of the chest
  • Jaw pain, toothache, headache
  • Shortness of breath

  • Nausea, vomiting, and/or general epigastric (upper middle abdomen) discomfort
  • Sweating
  • Heartburn and/or indigestion
  • Arm pain (more commonly the left arm, but may be either arm)
  • Upper back pain
  • General malaise (vague feeling of illness)
  • No symptoms (Approximately one quarter of all heart attacks are silent, without chest pain or new symptoms. Silent heart attacks are especially common among patients with diabetes mellitus.)

  • Even though the symptoms of a heart attack at times can be vague and mild, it is important to remember that heart attacks producing no symptoms or only mild symptoms can be just as serious and life-threatening as heart attacks that cause severe chest pain.
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