04-19-2018, 08:27 PM
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Beautiful Downtown Monroe, GA
Been There Done That--No T-Shirt!!
July 3,2003, I had a heart attack and died!! You would think this would have been the result of some sort of strenuous activity. Hell no, I just woke up from a nap!!! Long story short: My wife took me to the Walton Medical Center in Monroe, GA. The ER nurse took one look at me and told me that I looked like hell, to which I said, "Thank you!" She told my wife she could stay up front and do paperwork while she took me in the back and worked on me.
She started me on oxygen and told me that she did not know what was wrong with me, but she was going to treat it as a heart attack until she knew better. She was going to start me on an IV. As she gathered the stuff to start the IV, I watched her. My vision took on the attributes of the old 50's tube powered television when you turned it off. The edge of my peripheral vision became a black border and the border enlarged by the second, until my vision was down to a little teeny white dot. Then it blinked out and I was GONE!!! I still had an awareness of existence but nothing else.
Suddenly, I felt a jolting blast of searing white heat and a crushing impact on my chest! On the third charge of a hospital ER grade defibrillator, while I was 2 feet off the examination table, I became aware of the world again.I thought that was a heart attack. I was later to find out that that was the cure!! Later the next morning, a cardio surgeon installed a stint in an artery just outside my heart that was 95% blocked. As far as they were concerned, I was good to go. I do not have an implanted defibrillator. I'm on my own.
However, from my experience of, as my cardiologist refers to it, as having "Georgia Power" administered, I'm not fond of defibrillators!! Knowing what I know now, if someone had asked me if I wanted the defib administered, my answer would be not only no, but HELL NO! That hurt like hell!! And just before they hit me with the defib, that is the most peaceful and placid I have ever been. I have no fear of death now!! If I have to go, I will not fight it. I'm ready.
So my thoughts on the defibrillator are that I want nothing to do with them ever again. Yes, I'm here now due to the use of one. That crushing, burning, electrical jolt is not pleasant. I had a copper taste in my mouth for a week after that!!! Not pleasant either!!
Since my "death" in 2003, numerous people have told me that the Good Lord saved me for a specific purpose. For the life of me, I could not figure what that could be. Suddenly, last year at one of my grandson's birthdays, as he was getting in trouble for an action that I had just taught him, I figured out what I had been saved for:
TO SERVE AS A BAD EXAMPLE TO OTHERS!!
Do not do what this guy does!!!! My special purpose!! Thank you, Lord!!!
So, I will neither recommend or discourage you from the life vest/implant. All I know is that they aren't getting near me with another defibrillator!! I now have a living will and that is right there at the top of my list!!! The next item is that I want a viking funeral!! The Coast Guard now will supervise the launching of a wooden craft with the ashes of the deceased on it that can be sunk by burning. My son has promised me a viking funeral and I'm looking forward to it!! Going out in a blaze of glory!! What a way to go!!
Viking Funeral - U.S. Coast Guard.jpg <----Coast Guard setting up for a viking funeral.
Viking Funeral.jpg <----Going out in a blaze of glory!!
To each their own!!! Best wishes on your recovery from your heart attack. Hope I didn't scare you with my crazy, cavalier thoughts toward death. My wife hates it! It's hard to handle if you haven't been there. Damn few of us have been there and are still around to talk about it!! Even though I have medical proof that I died, my life insurance company refuses to pay off!! BLOOD SUCKERS!!!!
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Last edited by Lineman; 04-19-2018 at 08:49 PM.