I’m a single mother of four, ages from 19 to 15 years. I started to experience chest pain, which I ignored and thought was heartburn. Heartburn meds were unsuccessful and caused the pain to come and hurt even more. I drove myself to the hospital emergency department about my issues. I was immediately placed inside a room.
A troponin test was done, and that test confirmed I had experienced a heart attack. Within seconds, the cardiologist team was in my room. I was scared and afraid. Dr. P and Dr. R with a team of residents saved my life. Not only did I feel safe, I felt secure knowing my life was in the hands of wonderful, skilled experts.
I had a procedure done and don’t remember much. What I do remember is waking up to the most beautiful face and smile, Nurse Kristin. She is my MVP. It was such a pleasure to have her around talking to me, explaining meds, explaining procedures. She has a way about her that made me feel loved and important. I was not just her patient, but a person. Her words and kindness reassured me that all would work out and be okay. My entire experience at MacNeal was truly life-changing. I take with me a memory of great people, staff, and team. I will remember this entire team for the rest of my life.