My fellow members. I bring this topic in hopes that some of you may and will take better care of your overall health. I thought I had for quite some time, but I really wasn't. Last Tuesday at work I experienced some pain in my chest (upper right) shoulder area. I didn't think much of it as I have been having some problems already. I had been to the Doctor just a week before, for what we thought were remenants of Brochitis. He put me on another antibiotic and I was good to go. I started getting bad pain in both sides of my jaw. I shrugged it off on extensive upper gum/dental surgery Jan. 30 2010. My wife all this time had been asking then yelling at me to see another doctor. Whats wrong with the one I'm seeing. He's missing something she would say. Well on Tuesday march 31st I came home from work after 10 hours. I conceded to her she won. Call your Doc. Just so happens he has late office hours on Tuesday's. Perfect, off we go across town. Into the examining room right away. He begins to listen to the heart. He tells his nurse to get the EKG set up. He starts the test and no sooner does the paper start coming out, he tells his nurse to call an ambulance, this man is having a heart attack and is in A-fib. Well you can pretty much imagine what happened from there. Instant panic on my behalf, now what. To the ICU I go in our little hospital. They stabilize me through the night and the next morning I am tranferred to St. Joes heart hospital in Syracuse NY. I was tested there and they assigned me a heart surgeon who placed a Stent into an artery in my heart that was 100% plugged. The next day he performed the same surgery on another artery that was 90% plugged. Within 2 days I am home and doing much better than I have in a very long time. I am on a host of drugs and probably will be for life. The moral of this story is, don't eat rich heavy foods on a daily basis. I am very healthy. Exercise and use the treadmill on a daily basis. As we age the food we eat catches up with us faster than it did when we were younger. It is important to give your body some breathing room now and again from rich heavy foods. A light fat free diet is better in the long run. NOW I KNOW!