Last week, our babysitter’s dad had a heart attack. It was freaky as he is only about 50 years old, still young.
While getting ready for work, he felt a bit dizzy and experienced tightness in his chest. The ambulance was called and he was found to have a 100% occlusion! One hundred percent! Any hesitation on his part could have resulted in death. He is lucky to be alive.
It’s interesting to note that he did not exhibit most of the ‘normal’ symptoms we have come to associate with heart attacks. No tingling sensation or numbness in the arm etc. It also makes it a scary scenario in that many of us would have chosen to sleep it off. I would. Lie down for a while and it will pass. Thank God he didn’t.
For this holiday season, take it easy with everything you do. You don’t have to be an old fogey to have a heart attack. Don’t do anything too strenuous and watch what you eat. Hey, even watch your dance as a 46-year old man and father of three, died of a heart attack from doing the Gangnam Style Dance at his office Christmas party. Go figure.
Have a Happy and Healthy Holiday! Get well soon, Mike.