Ah yes, some days just don’t go quite like you planned. One day your running free in the jungle and then you felt a little stick and you wake up behind bars with dry hay to eat instead of the fresh garden in which you ran free.
I just got released from the hold of a hospital bed. I felt it was just another of my familliar panic attacks, but my BP went to 247/143 with a pulse rate of 133. I took my regular meds, but just could not get it down and the need to breathe was getting harder and harder. So, we call 911 and it is off to the hospital. A bunch of nice people ( the EMT’s and hospital nurse’s were just incredible), but I would have much met them all someplace for a beer.
The cardiologist was firmly convinced I had experienced a heart attack and must have some blockage in my heart. So, pokes, prods, needles, ekgs, cardiograms of several types and the worst a chemical stress test. So strange to be injected with a drug and see and feel your heart race to 150 beats per minute in less than 60 seconds. Kind of felt like a panic attack.
And in the end, after all the tests it was what I originally thought, a panic attack.
I wonder if the gorilla has figured out his dilemma?
I”m living life free, as it should be, just as I am……peace out….jasL
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Whew! So glad you’re OK. Panic attacks – no fun!! Breath, my friend.
On Fri, Feb 26, 2016 at 1:02 PM, Shades of Gray – Denison TX wrote:
> James Work Photography posted: ” Ah yes, some days just don’t go quite > like you planned. One day your running free in the jungle and then you felt > a little stick and you wake up behind bars with dry hay to eat instead of > the fresh garden in which you ran free. I just got released from t” >
Ally……hey I was a trying. These are not real new to me, not my first rodeo, just freaky. It took them 24 hours in the hospital to get it under 185. They were amazed that they pumped all this juice in me and it just stayed up. All the test said the heart is good & strong, no blockages, so like you said, breathe on….lov ya & miss ya…..jim
Good Grief !! Sure glad you’re “ok”!! Hang in there!
Thank you Jan, scared us both, but I have had these attacks for the last 10-15 years. Nothing new just scared me with my bp & heart rate so high…..doing ok for now…thanx for your kind words…jim
Wow. Just thinking today how you haven’t posted in awhile. Sorry for your experience but just glad everything turned out okay. We’ve been going through the phase of retiring and getting all that stuff together to Joe getting ready for his usual plant season. I’ll tell you what, though, play time is awaiting, although we did just get to do that down in Marathon/Terlingua. Still, more time with old friends is so important. Here’s to that happening soon.
Love to you both, Laura
Glad you’re okay, Jim. ThT must had been so scary…especially with that elevated B/P and tachycardia. Take it easy. Looking forward to more gorgeous photos.
One of my biggest fears (as if I need more with anxiety right?) is the damage its doing to my body. You’re an amazing talent. Beautiful pics!