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260. The Heart Attack (2)
His computer was on. Maybe he should email
. What would the email say—“I think I’m dying
a heart attack”? Wait a minute, he thought.
was about to die, and he was going
email someone who might not open his email
days?! He turned off the computer. Should he
the dining table lamp on, or turn it
? He didn’t know whether to sit in the
at the dining table, or go lie down
bed. Should he be sitting down or lying
when he died? Did it matter? He decided
sit in the chair and wait for his
He used to teach CPR, and he knew
had the symptoms of a heart attack. Victims
describe a feeling of fullness. Students always used
ask what the “fullness” felt like, but he
't tell them. Now he knew exactly what it
So, this is how it’s going to
, he thought, as he sat in the chair
at the TV, waiting to die. He didn’t
like the thought of dying at this time,
he accepted it. He was 60 years old.
live, you die. Would he just quietly become
? Or would his heart “explode,” causing him to
out in pain?
And then the fullness in
chest simply disappeared. The numbness in his hand
away, too. He waited, just to be sure.
was okay! From start to finish, perhaps three
had passed. Thank You, he said quietly.
should see a doctor and a lawyer, he
. And next time, he shouldn’t worry about the
of an ambulance ride or a hospital stay.
couldn’t believe that when he thought his very
was on the line, he had cheaped out.