Matthew, I suffered a heart attack or went into V Tach as my wife says Jan 8th of this year. I was responding to a fight at work,I work at a prison. I did not get to the fight, I stopped about 3/4 of the way there when my heart stopped/V Tach. I then fell face first into the sidewalk. I was shocked 3x at work and broke bones in my face on top of almost being dead.
They inserted a Difribulator and a couple of stents at the hospitol. I went back to work 6 weeks later(too soon). 6 months later while doing a slight jog on the treadmill my defib.fired off 2x. My heart rate like yours got up to 240. It turns out I had another blocked artery and got 2 more stents.
I do have to say.I cant imagine going thru 32 times wow. I can take some pain but wow did this hurt. I tell people it feels like getting hit with a bat.
That happened back in July and I have not been back to work since.
I am going to a Therapist and she has me off on disability still,suffering from PTSD also and on Wellbutrin for my case of depression.
I find my self having more after affects from falling on my face then I do the affects of my heart problems.
I just went this past week to a Neroligist (sp) and she had me have a EEG test,they hook about 25 wires to your head and run a test.
It is VERY hard not being able to do what your used to doing. I just turned 48 and have a 10 yr old daughter who I coach in softball,and my wife did not want me goaching so soon she says. That was my outlet,the only thing I was able to do just about.
I guess I have blabbed enough,it does get better,its just a very slow process I am finding out. You are a lot younger than me, and I cant imagine doing this at sucha young age.
Is this in your family ? My grandpa on my moms side died at 44 from this and my brother is 51 and has about 5 stents.
What is hurting me is that the artery that was blocked in July was only blocked 20/25 % in january. It went to 95% blaocked in 6 mo.
I go to my Dr in a couple weeks,maybe I can go back to work,or stay out on didabilty I have not decided yet. I think about being at work too much,I almost died there and its hard walking in thru the gates knowing that.
Take care and hope things get better for you. Scott