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 like.

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.

Tomorrow 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.