As the title says, I don't willingly go to hospitals. I have to be either be unconscious or dead, very ill or all three, otherwise I avoid going whenever possible. However, last night I was suffering chest pains and got Shaunna to call an ambulance.
Turns out it was nothing too serious, like it wasn't a heart attack or anything, and it took until 11.00am this morning to establish that, but I wasn't taking any risks and needed to know what the problem was. Anyway it seems I have a touch of angina and a slightly elevated heart rate, for which I now have medication to help control it, though that's not the end of it. I will be making some lifestyle changes to help me keep it all in check, such as dietary changes and getting more exercise than I do at present.
Anyway, the upshot of it all is that just because the chest pain wasn't acute, it doesn't mean it wasn't serious. Like the medicos said, it could well have been a heart attack and I would not have known, had I not gone to the hospital to get checked out. In other words, people, don't mess around. Get to the hospital if you begin to suffer chest pain or tightness of any kind, even if it is just mild. It might mean spending a few hours in a place you'd rather not be, but it could very well save your life.