Two days before Christmas 2007, I awoke with a terrible pain in my right shoulder/neck. Thinking it was a pinched nerve, I treated with heat/ice packs, muscle relaxers and Tylenol. By January 8, 2008, I was in the hospital undergoing every test imaginable. During my stress test, my numbers were off the charts. Told to stop, next I knew I was on the gurney surrounded by 15-20 medical professionals. They had to shock my heart twice, and it hurt worse than anything. The next morning they performed a left heart cath. I had a SVT with LBBB. 18 months later, I ended up in the hospital again, where I was told I had the widow maker and was going to die without emergency open heart surgery, On February 18, 2010, doctors performed a CABG. I had the widow maker. I now am 45 years old, with a 7 year old daughter, and two grown sons. I have gone from an active participant in their lives, to an observer. The fatigue and loss of energy is the most difficult to deal with. My stamina is nearly 0. I now find myself uninsured, unable to afford my medications, and my cardiologist retired 15 months ago.