Not unusual at all for me to bicycle the 15 mile or so into Portsmouth, NH on a Saturday morning to hit the always excellent Farmer's Market. Saturday, May 18th was one of those mornings.
The picture above was taken at 43.116648,-70.824445 and I was still feeling good. It corresponds to where the dark blue (pace) line sits on the axis for a while at 35 minutes in the heart rate monitor graph below.
Soon after I started feeling bad. Very bad. "Food poisoning", I thought and rode on. I felt worse and worse until I finally coasted down the last real downhill, got off the bicycle and started walking (1:05 above). I got home and waited to either throw up or, or, something. Round about 4:30P I started to get worried. I googled 'chest pain not heart attack' since it was obviously food poisoning and got 'acid reflux' as a result. Bingo. Then I googled 'chest pain'. Then I got the dogs settled, threw the birds a quail apiece and dialed 911. Emergency room. Blood drawn.
I, of course, tested positive for the enzyme that indicates you are having a heart attack.
Not supposed to dead-end in the top center.
In go the balloon and the stent.
Pic above is where they went in. the actual incision is about 1/4" wide, below the base of the thumb (radial artery). Viz: