Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection

Changed my life#

October 12, 2016

I woke up on a Sunday morning bright and early to do my laundry. I started to feel a pain in my chest. It wasn’t bad pain but it went into my left arm and up my neck. I knew this wasn’t like anything I had experienced before. So I drove to the emergency room and they gave me some nitro glycerin. After 3 pills later the pain was gone and that’s how they knew it was my heart.

I had to stay in the hospital for almost a week for testing. They put a thing in my vein with a dye to see what was going on and that’s how they figured out I have scad. I am now on blood thinners for a year maybe for the rest of my life. I did a lot of research on this and it’s scary. They don’t really know why this happens. I wish I knew about this. I now eat healthier and walk every day.

I’m not sure when I can return to work. I’m still scared about that.