Keep an eye on your health

To the Editor,

OK, all of us like to spend an evening relaxing, watching the big screen TV, or just reminiscing with family and friends. I myself tend to do the same, alongside my work day which starts at 4:30 a.m., and lasts until 1 p.m.

Anyway, Sunday was winding down, and I had to prepare for some sleep time; 2:40 a.m. approaches the eyelids quickly. So I try to get in bed by 7:30-8 p.m.

At around 12:20 a.m., I was awakened by not the alarm clock, but a pain in my chest. I could not catch my breath, and it hurt to inhale. Needless to say, I had to wake my wife. I explained to her what happened. The first thing that I did was to get some fresh air. I tried that, but it didn’t seem to work.

Next, was to chew some baby aspirin, and take a few puffs on an inhaler. That helped some. We then both dressed and headed to a local hospital. I was taken into an examination room once I arrived. The emergency room staff ran a number of tests on me. Afterwards, I was assigned a room and spent a night’s stay on the cardiac floor. There I was hooked on a heart monitor and given some medication.

The next day involved more testing and taking samples of blood. Later that evening, my wife and I talked to the cardiologist about what was happening.

Apparently this episode of mine was something to do with my respiratory system. The cardiologist suggested that I have some more testing done. Other than that, I feel 100 percent better than I did before.

I can’t help to thank all who helped get me recover from my minor sickness. It’s something that I will not ignore… If it tends to happen again!

Kevin Neverly

Weirton