Had some pretty severe chest pains on Saturday, so I called Tele-health. They called an ambulance, although I really didn’t want one. The ambulance guys came (2), and then another guy with a defibrillator, and then the fire department.
Every Sunday, over the last 3 weeks the cops have been called to the house next door (due to husband/wife fighting re: custody of the kids). But I think it’s safe to say that I attracted more attention this week!
So the defib. guy comes in and looks at me. “Who called the ambulance?”, he asks.
“Tele-Health”, I answered.
“Who’s it for?” he said.
“That would be me”, I answered.
He looked pretty incredulous and said “AND how OLD are you?”.
“Forty-Six”, I told him.
“And have you HAD any HEART problems before”, he asks while rolling his eyes at me.
“Well, actually, I have”, I told him.
Hmmm…. Let me give you the short version… Breast Cancer, Chemotherapy, Heart Failure and a Stroke in May. That seemed to perk his interest. I guess I then warranted some attention.
I swear these guys ride around in an SUV all day waiting around to ZAP somebody with the defibrillator! I crushed his dreams that day.
So they hook me up to all their little machines and told me I should go to the hospital. I didn’t want to, but I went anyway. Now I owe them $45 bucks.
Was there for a couple of hours while they checked to see if I had a heart attack.
Good news….I’m still alive.