Surreal Moments In Time: Mr Golden D Has Had A Heart Attack

in powerhousecreatives •  8 months ago  (edited)

Some of you have messaged me, seen a comment I left in a Discord group and may have been wondering where I've been at for the last few days. So let me tell you...

Monday night Mr Golden D asked me (finally after not feeling well for the last week) to take him to the emergency care at the hospital. I obliged immediately because I have been almost on the verge of nagging him to do this for at least ten days.

Luckily we got to the emergency care center when we did... because Mr Golden D had suffered from a mild heart attack.

We have narrowed the time of the heart attack to either late this past Saturday evening or Monday early evening.

I know it's not easy to pinpoint when a heart attack actually happens, but he had just been at his primary care doctor nine days ago and had an EKG preformed in the doctor's office as well as blood tests to see the numbers of certain enzymes in the blood that are the telltale signs of a recently heart attack. And all those results came back normal.

He had two episodes since that doctor's appointment, so one or the other is when it happened.

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This entire week has been surreal!

Saturday night we had gone out to enjoy dinner and some fun together then Sunday was a day of relaxation. Nothing out of the norm for us.

Monday after dinner our world changed and our lives were jumbled.

Upon entering the emergency care hospital, the nurse who was taking Mr Golden D's vitals bypassed the triage area and took him right in for another EKG.

We asked the nurse and technician in the room what the results were and all the one lady said was... "give me one moment" and she slipped out of the room.

Four seconds later... two people came in the room and took Mr Golden D away on his gurney and told me to follow.

I did, practically running after them fumbling with my purse.

Seconds later he was in another room being hooked up to monitors... dozens of people were in the room spouting off medical terms (this is when I wished I had watched medical dramas on television).

He was in A-Fib! defines A-Fib as:

Atrial fibrillation (also called AFib or AF) is a quivering or irregular heartbeat (arrhythmia) that can lead to blood clots, stroke, heart failure and other heart-related complications. At least 2.7 million Americans are living with AFib
Normally, your heart contracts and relaxes to a regular beat. In atrial fibrillation, the upper chambers of the heart (the atria) beat irregularly (quiver) instead of beating effectively to move blood into the ventricles.
If a clot breaks off, enters the bloodstream and lodges in an artery leading to the brain, a stroke results. About 15–20 percent of people who have strokes have this heart arrhythmia. This clot risk is why patients with this condition are put on *blood thinners

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Heparin was put through his IV and the cardiac medical personnel were jabbering and talking options.

The only option I knew of was... SAVE HIS LIFE!

He had an echo-cardiogram which came out good.

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It is noon now on Wednesday and I am sitting in the cardiac surgery waiting room as he is undergoing a heart- catherization for the possible stents.


He had four stents put in to two different arteries. One of the stents made way for blood circulation where his artery was 100% closed. The other three were more than 70% blocked that the American Heart Association allows for.

As of right now... he is doing good and resting.

With hopes that he will be going home tomorrow.


Images of both arteries that received the four stents today.

Yet another life altering moment in our life that will forever change the way we live, think, appreciate our world and start yet another lifestyle change.

Gone will be the keto-friendly lifestyle; to be replaced with a heart healthy menu. More walks are forthcoming and those mountain bicycles we purchased three months ago will NOT be collecting dust.

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  ·  8 months ago (edited)

Hugs - we learn in all this to cherish those whom we love most.

Truly hope Mr Golden D gets well soon and make a complete speedy recovery! 🌻🌻
Sending you both light and blessings ✨

Sorry to hear about the Mr.'s condition but very glad to hear that things are looking up for him. Timing is everything and any later this story could have had a real tragic ending, God Bless you both.

Well wishes to you. Sometimes when we must care for loved ones, we forget to take care of ourselves, so please remember to take care of yourself.

I look forward to reading many posts about your new diet and your seeing many pictures of your bike 🚲 rides.

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I'm so sorry you've had this scare, @goldendawne. I know how awful it is when you get this crazy news and don't know what to do.

I've had a-fib as one of my heart troubles for years now. It is hard to adjust to it when it first happens, but many people, like me, move on with it and many do not even know they have it. It's horrible when it starts though.

I had my heart shocked on two occasions to try to stop this, but it was back within a week both times. After maybe 6 months, I stopped noticing effects even though it is still there. My cardiologists said some people can get rid of it, and some can't. I'm one that can't.

These best you can do is research and find out the best path. Try to stay calm and positive. You might try fb groups for heart attack survivors to see what they do. My groups for various conditions over there really help me.

Out of the many problems I have with my heart, a heart attack has not been one of them, so I am no help. Just sending love and prayers for strength, focus, and calm.

Oh my goodness, what a fright.. this is what we all fear. I hope the stents are what he needs, with 100% blockage, what a life saver. Now that spring is here you can get those bikes out!!! Healthy diet will of courses help, nothing high fat :) You need to take care of yourself too, I'm sure you are exhausted. Be well and keep us posted!

Oh no! So glad you got to the hospital in time!

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Ah yes, A fib. My father in law just dealt with that several years ago. The good thing is they have lots of avenues for treatment. With my father in law they tried meds and ablations then they finally decided to get him a pacemaker. He has to take it a little easier than he used to, but he is still very active. They actually took a trip to Hawaii and the Gulf Coast just this year. I think his recovery was shorter than his wife when she had her knee replaced. All that is to say, I hope things go well with your hubby and it's a common thing that they should be able to find a solution for no problem.

I'm very sorry for the difficult time you and Mr. Golden D are going through. My prayers are with you and for his speedy recovery.

Sending Reiki 💖💖🙏💖💖

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My husband has been in a-fib for years, but so far, no heart attack or threat of one. But as far as we know none of his arteries are blocked either. Sorry to hear you've had such a scarey time! Glad to hear he's able to come home.

I am glad that you went to the emergency when you did!! All the best to both of you!

Great news but 4 is big and the scare you got this week huge, but you two Made it mr. Golden D is still going strong, and might want to sign up with Actifit aswell!! I wish you strenght and great that you let us know what is happening. We are all thinking off you

@goldendawne thanks for letting us know. It is good to know he is being helped. may he have a speedy recovery.

What a scare @goldendawne. I’m so sorry you all went through such an episode! So glad you went to the emergency room when you did and so glad you now have a chance to help him by changing what he eats with a heart friendly diet. I can attest to the Keto diet, it has changed my health and my families tremendously for the better!

Hoping for a successful recovery and that things will be better from here on out. 🌺

Wow! Glad you got him to the emergency on time. 100% blocked is serious and mine was only 95%, but not to, or from the heart, left arterial to the brain. So they put a hosepipe (stent) near my brain. Will take 1 to 3 years to recover.
Son in law is walking around with two stents near the heart and he is doing well.
Your guy is going to have to take it easy for a while, as 4 hosepipes will surely help him, but it's going to take a while to recuperate.
I hope that you are also doing better?
Praying for you guys.

Howdy goldendawne, so sorry to hear about this but it sounds like you got to the emergency room at the right time thank God! I'll be praying for you guys tonight.

Hope you are all well especially to Mister. Take care and wishing a faster recovery to Mister. God bless your family Mrs. @goldendawn

Scary moments with a good outcome. Glad to know he is doing good and that the future plans are to make for a better life. That is always important! Sending strength to you both during these trying times.

Such a crazy few days for you both! I'm so glad he finally went to get treatment! I wish him a very speedy recovery, and hope you get some rest soon, as well.

I am sorry to hear you both had to go through this, but glad that you got Mr G to the hospital in time and that now he is recovering, look after each other xx

How is everything? Thinking of you this morning when I am awake and sending all prayers to you and husband ❤️