Why Regular Health Check-Ups Are Vital: A Personal Story of Cancer and Myocardial Infarction

2023-11-06 16:19:45

Before I got cancer, my dad always had a recalcitrant attitude towards health check-ups. Whenever my mother dragged him to go for a health check-up, he would always reply: “Hey! If you don’t get checked, you’ll be fine. If you find out after checking, What’s the problem? Instead, I’m unhappy and it’s even worse for my body~”????

In the end, my mother always gave up the idea of ​​persuading my father to get a medical check-up with a helpless look on her face.

However, it was not until I was diagnosed with pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor that my dad finally began to waver in his refusal to comply with health examinations???????? (For those who are interested in my cancer journey, please read my previous article????????)

And one day after I returned to work after having surgery for cancer, someone suddenly yelled in the office, and everyone turned to the source of the sound to confirm what happened~

I saw Ah Wei, who usually has a very serious attitude towards work, lying motionless on the floor next to his desk…

After the ambulance arrived, Ah Wei was put on a stretcher. During the process, the medical staff desperately pressed Ah Wei’s heart and performed emergency CPR, hoping to restore his heartbeat before arriving at the hospital for emergency treatment. But Ah Wei had already suffered a cardiac arrest in the ambulance…

After arriving at the hospital, doctors performed emergency surgery on Ah Wei and placed a heart stent, and he slowly regained consciousness. Afterwards, Ah Wei told me that he was almost dead in the ambulance, which was like walking away from the ghost gate.

It turns out that Ah Wei suffered a cardiac arrest due to “acute myocardial infarction”????

“I first felt a strong chest tightness and pain, and the strong pain extended all the way to my back. At that time, I was sweating all over my body and it was very difficult to breathe. I only remember lying on the table, and what happened next I have no impression at all…”

Ah Wei was still frightened when he recalled the incident. At the same time, he was glad that he was working in the office so that his colleagues could immediately find out and help send him to the hospital.

“I underwent emergency cardiac catheterization surgery. After the heart stent was installed, the pain began.”

Ah Wei sighed and continued: “I was first admitted to the intensive care unit for observation. It was extremely painful in the intensive care unit and I couldn’t move my whole body. Later, I was transferred to the general ward and had to undergo a series of post-operative cardiac rehabilitation. I spent a whole day I stayed for almost a week before being discharged.”

“I really can’t eat refined sugar anymore! The doctor told me that the main cause of myocardial infarction is not actually from eating too much fat. “Refined sugar” is the biggest cause of myocardial infarction. Especially sucrose or fructose, because they are easier to eat than glucose. It causes blood vessel inflammation, everyone!”

This was the first sentence of Ah Wei who came back from the disaster, returned with full health and lost a total of 10 kilograms as he walked back from the ghost gate ????

“It turns out that loving desserts and drinking full-sugar drinks was the main cause of my myocardial infarction…”Ah Wei (who was 30 years old at the time), who did not smoke, drink or eat fat, finally found the answer????

After I got home, I immediately told my dad about the ins and outs of Ah Wei’s acute myocardial infarction, trying to shake my dad’s idea of ​​refusing a medical check-up.

Finally, my dad finally nodded and agreed, and he was willing to go to the hospital with us for a health check????????

I have always been worried about my dad’s refusal to do health check-ups because he is a long-time smoker with more than 30 years of smoking experience. In addition, his habit of not doing regular health check-ups has always made me subconsciously worry about it. feeling anxious.

Now, my dad is finally willing to have regular health check-ups. This is also a significant change for me after I suffered from cancer❤️

Although cancer unfortunately happened to me, I hope that I can turn these seemingly negative things into precious gifts for the people around me, so that I can play their irreplaceable role in this period of anti-cancer life experience. the value of.

“Change your thoughts and you change your world.” – Norman Vincent Peale

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