Friday, February 10, 2012

I Didn't Feel Like Knitting

A week ago today my sister came and got me and took me to the Emergency Room.
Symptoms from the night before and then while speaking with her on the telephone made her jump into action. My symptoms were of the heart attack nature.
She drove over as fast as she could, wishing she had just called the ambulance..because "what if she was too late?" She is so nice!
So, by the grace of God I did NOT have a heart attack. After monitoring me all day they transferred me by ambulance to a hospital in Ft. Wayne. A heart cath. was in order. They wanted to have a look see. It reveals a 85% blockage in the smaller left artery. The doctor put a stent in. I went home the next day via my other sister's chariot.
While having never lost consciousness, I sometimes wish I did. The nitro drip gives a terrible head ache.

My symptoms: @ a week before the 'real' symptoms began I didn't fee like knitting....should have known something was up! The night before I had a big pressure type push on my chest that lasted just a second or two. Sweaty/clammy/light headedness.....yuk. So why did I wait til morning? Don't ask me? I could be a little stubborn. The next morning .....a weird overall feeling, grogginess, light headedness, .... JAW pain.

I am not an expert so listen to your own body when deciding when to go to the hospital. Familiarize yourself with the symptoms of heart attacks. Men and women's heart attack symptoms are different.

So....anyway...a few nights ago...I cast on for my first cardigan sweater. Knit Picks Indigo Heather Tweed. It is soft. Worsted weight. It is knit from the top down. I realized last night that I don't really like knitting back and forth in rows...I believe I shall join it in the front and then steek it when it is would be my first steek too. Might as well give it a go! If this works out well, I really want to make one in un-spun Icelandic wool.

It is really prettier than this.

Until Next Time.


  1. just goes to show not feeling like knitting is a serious thing. I am so glad your sister sprung into action and took you in. I admit, I would be like you, just think I was feeling a bit under the weather but I wouldn't have even thought to rush to the ER or go to the dr. Definitely a lesson in taking care and watching for signs.

    The sweater is coming along beautifily!!

  2. I love how your conversations go from yeah, I almost had a heart attack to oh, look at this yarn!

    Glad you are knittin'!

  3. Pretty yarn! Feel better and take care of you!

  4. I'm glad you're ok! That decision is so stressful - deciding whether to go to the ER or not. Take care of yourself:)