Aixa Luz's Story
On 12/23/2013 I awoke to feeling some chest pressure and shortness of breath. I had been experiencing these symtpoms for quite some time and it included on a few occasions violent vomiting after eating. As the morning wore on the pains became worse and decided to head to the hospital. I was admitted and placed on heart monitor. All kinds of test were performed. They figured my symptoms had to do with my chronic illness, End Stage Renal Failure. See I had decided to take a break from dialysis. After having a nuclear stress test, they found nothing out of the unusual, but the chest pains persisted especially while being dialyzed. They decided to do a catherization and found that I had narrowing of the right artery in the heart. An angioplasty with stent placement was performed. Felt fine afterwards. Have not experienced any pains. Right before discharge I was informed that when I arrived at the hospital on the 23rd of December I was having a heart attack. Now aside from having ESRD, I have been diagnosed with Heart Disease. All this has been an eyeopener. Time to reassess my diet, my exercise regimen (although limited), and life in its totality.