It all started April Fool’s Day

I awoke April first feeling a little weak and tired, things didn’t feel right I made my usual preparations for going to town and having breakfast. After breakfast I went back home still feeling a little off until I got to my house I got a band of pressure over the top of my chest and I got worried. I went to the clinic at El Dorado and told them about it and they got me into the treatment room right away an EKG and the increasing symptoms of sweating and nausea confirmed I was most likely having a heart attack. I got a shot for pain and somehow called my neighbor and friend to come over. After a discussion an ambulance was called and I was off to the border!

The exchange at the border went smooth and I was transported to El Centro Hospital. Diane was there to advocate for me as I was not in a condition to ask all the right questions. It was decided to send me on to La Jolla CA. The sharpest aircrew showed up in these space age uniforms and stuffed in the back end of cute but very small helicopter and off we went through the night sky to San Diego. I spent overnight in ICU and later sent to a Cardiac Ward for further testing and evaluation then scheduling for a by-pass operation. On the eleventh I had the operation when I awoke my friend Diane was there to greet me a very pleasant sight indeed.

I’ll spare you all the gory details of the tests and things stuck into me and the pain/fear I felt for days before and after the operation. Now post-op six days I’m feeling much better and I’m bit more optimistic about my future. Tomorrow I’ll be released and I’ll return to San Felipe to recover and hopefully put this behind me with some serious lessons learned.

I have now joined an exclusive club one I didn’t want to be in, but here I am.

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9 thoughts on “It all started April Fool’s Day

  1. Stan & Carolyn Herbert

    What an ordeal for you, but so glad you are doing well! Looking forward to seeing you home and healthy! Positive vibes from us to you!! Stan & Carolyn

  2. Char

    Dear Julia, Catching up —and reading and reading— all your wonderful postings I just found this one.
    I hope your recovery is swift and uneventful.
    Best wishes for good health and many more adventures.

  3. Robert (Flatline) Perry

    Glad you made it through. Did they give you the zipper, railroad tracks or di they super glue you like they did to me?

  4. Audrina

    OMG, Thank the LORD you are OK. San Felipe a perfect location to recover.
    You take care, hope to meet you the next visit.

  5. Barbara

    Oh my goodness. Gracias a Dios for the wonderful care you received all a long the way. I’ll be keeping you in my prayers. Good to know you’ll be headed home soon. Bless you.

  6. Betsy and Ted

    We are so Happy you are doing better and hopefully on your way home, soon, Julia!!!

  7. Debra

    Scary! All the best in your recovery and thanks for sharing.

  8. Good to hear you are headed for home! I wish you an uneventful, boring even, recovery!

  9. lev

    hello i have been reading thru this blog and then started from the beginning then on to the arizona blog – back and forth
    what can i say
    please please please get well and for all of us selfish ones please keep on typing out the news of your day to days
    thanks so much for sharing

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