• 2 months ago

    I'm still alive after 2 heart attacks!

    Let me give you a brief rundown on what happened.

    Im 36.. Went to help my friend at his work. After a few hours we took a short break. I stood up said " Oh Sh#* ! " fell backwards and smashed my head HARD on the concrete ground. My friend called 911 and attempted to give me CPR.. When the paramedics came.. My friend said they were hitting my chest like they were silver back gorillas! Apparently I had another heart attack before arriving at the hospital. ( so that's 2 heart attcks ) I don't remember this of course, I even lost memory of 2 days before that. Anyways the hospital put me in a induced coma for 48hrs.. I wasn't waking up. The doctor was asking permission from my friend to pull my plug. Luckily I woke up. Now while at the hospital I told everyone I saw.. about my chest pain. I don't think they know or care about the severity of this pain. 1 week out of the hospital and I can tell it's getting worse.. Every movement makes it hurt. Right now it literally feels like my heart is on fire.. A slight cough makes the pain hurt more. A sneeze makes the pain incredibly painful. I'm on meds that they gave me but no painkillers what so ever.. Why is there now a bump on my upper abdomen. That Sh#% hurts by the slightest touch.. Help me please!

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  • 2 months ago

    RE: I'm still alive after 2 heart attacks!

    Okay so there's an update my chest doesn't hurt as bad as it used to but still lifting up heavy things or when I sneeze I feel like my chest is caving in what could this possibly mean please help
      • 1 month ago
        Your poor chest took a pummeling. It's going to take some time for those deep internal bruises to heal. In fact, you might also have some mild rib damage (cracked maybe?) that will also take some time to heal. You will need to work on your cardio, but baby your chest and muscles when it comes to lifting. It's the best you can do right now,

        Don't worry, you'll feel better and better.
  • 2 months ago

    RE: I'm still alive after 2 heart attacks!

    My bet is that your chest muscles are sore due to the CPR, which by nature is harsh, although it can save your life.

    Have you tried taking something like ibuprofen?

    Hope it gets better pal!

    -LLM
      • 2 months ago
        I think you right ibuprofen will be good for him.
      • 2 months ago
        No doc told me not to take that.. It's been getting better over time but it really felt like my ribs were going to burst out of my chest
      • 1 month ago
        Oh, I see, well, anyhow you are getting better and that is good to hear!