A good friend of mine, about my age, is a cardiac patient.
A couple of weeks ago, he had no such diagnosis. But he had this stinging sensation in his chest. After an intense weight workout.
Eventually he went to the ER. They were all over him like flies on honey. That's how they treat you when you show up with chest pain in a good ER nowadays.
At first they couldn't find anything. Then they put him on the treadmill for a stress test.
Anyway, now he's got some stents in his coronary arteries, and he's on a bunch of meds. He's still pretty shaken up about it.
It has to be disconcerting
To go from mysterious hurting
To learning you're being saved
From an early grave.