a reply to: woodwardjnr
Oh some story man. I have my own though not as harsh as yours, it was years ago, they said I had cognitive heart failure or whatever that means. But
I think it was mostly due to the fact that I burned myself out do to my lifestyle of getting little sleep every night eating nothing but junkfood and
pushing my body to its limits physically in the gym. I would literally sleep about 4 to 5 hours a night, go to the gym for about 4 hours, then go to
work for a typical 8 hours, all the while I would just eat junk food and fast food on the go, and drink a lot of soda and energy drinks to keep myself
going, I gained more then 15 pounds of weight in some months before it happened both because of the gym, and because of all the junkfood I was eating.
I did that for about 4 years before it started taking its toll on me, I even remember one day I went on a drive trip with a buddy of mine and felt
like I was completely out of energy, even though I just woke up some hours ago, all of w which was slowly creeping in the past year or so.
Then one day I was at a job, I remember I felt like #, you know that feeling you get when you swim for a long time and then you walk back on the beach
and sit down, a sort of vertigo feeling. Ya! I got that while working, like this thing goes "pop" in your head and you start to feel all weird, I
even remember once leaning against this wooden light-pool outside and this chick walking by looking at me like "eh! What the hell is his problem"
I was literally leaning with my back against it because I was ready to just lay there and not get back up. Anyways it went on like that for the rest
of the day for about 4 hours, my arm started going numb then one side of my body getting all tingly, and you know that feeling you get when
sometimes you wake up in the morning and get up real fast, then if you try to make a fist it feels like you cant, like you dont have the strength to
even make a fist, and you feel all lightheaded, even your mouth feels and tastes all weird thought your have not ate anything you have this metallic
taste in your mouth, well it was like that for that whole day, at the end of my shift then I got in my car to drive back home, it was one of the
most intense driving experiences ever, I felt like puking and passing out and I really had to concentrate to keep going on the roads, I kept telling
myself to keep going, even once in a while jolting myself by screaming to keep myself awake while driving.
Eventually I got home and crashed on the couch, I tried to sleep but didn't and there was this pain in my chest like a needles pricking. Eventually
latter that day my parents took me to the local hospital and they did some x-rays, then I ended up in an ambulance being sent to a bigger hospital
because they said they did not have the necessary equipment for treatment as they were thinking of doing some surgery, and the rest is pretty much
history. And I think I even wrote about it on this site before. I ended up staying at the hospital for some weeks and did the whole pooping in a
bucket in bed thing, and the whole peeing through a tube thing, they even wanted to do some surgery open me up and place some spring in a main
heart artery or something, but I never agreed to it, eventually got out when I proved I can walk and even run by myself. After that I was on
medication and blood thinners for a while, but that was years ago now. In all it was an interesting experience, but nothing like yours, no
hallucinations or fevered dreams, or any of that being stuck in a medical facility for long periods of time.
Now I am, and have been pretty much back to normal, though I try to stay away from doing any stupid things, or from staying in jobs, or
situations, were I get little to no sleep per day, or thing that pushes me to limits. In all it could have been much worse, and it was an interesting
experience. I dont know if this will haunt me latter in life, but I suppose I will see. Right now though I physically feel great and I can do pretty
much everything I could before before even though I am a bit out of shape then I was then. In all, it could be worse I guess and for many other
people it is. So I really got no complains.