Because of the events of recent days, I haven’t been in my ARTHaven since Saturday, but here is what it looked like then – this is a collection of materials used for my latest project, arranged for a photo for my blog post on the subject.
For those of you who don’t visit my blog apart from WOYWW, in the small hours of Sunday morning I experienced severe chest pain and was admitted to hospital at about 7 a.m. that morning. I was told that my blood results indicated that I had had a heart attack, although my ECG was ambiguous because of an existing heart condition (left bundle branch block) which has its own distinctive trace which can mask any other abnormality. I was booked in for an angiogram which unfortunately did not take place on Monday, despite my being deprived of lunch, but which happened yesterday. It revealed no permanent damage to my heart so I have been taken off the clopidogrel and was sent home. I have apparently suffered from what was described as a “minor cardiac event” – probably a spasm of the arteries surrounding the heart, and have been given a glyceryl trinitrate spray to keep with me at all times, to spray under my tongue should the chest pain return, and if it doesn’t work, to call an ambulance immediately and return to hospital for further investigations.
This is very good news, of course, but it’s been a wake-up call and made me aware that this could happen again.
I am now suffering an emotional reaction to what has happened and not doing too well, but no doubt in a day or two I shall be myself again.