Out Of Action

Victor Lee - Get Well Soon

I was out of action for about a week last week. As you can see from the photo, I was admitted to the hospital. This was what happened.

On Tuesday evening, I suddenly felt a sharp pain at my chest and had difficulty breathing. I was resting on the bed when this happened. Soon, I felt numbness on my left arm as well as on the left side of my face.

I knew something was not right so I quickly googled the systems and to my surprise, it seems like I was having a heart attack. I quickly made a decision to visit the clinic, together with my daughter (I was supposed to bring her to the library).

The doctor quickly diagnosed my symptoms and suggested I make a trip to the local hospital A&E, suspecting a heart attack. It could be serious.

So without much delay, I visited National University Hospital (NUH), which was nearest to my house.

A quick blood test revealed that I was highly like to be suffering from a heart attack although more tests and monitoring needs to be done. I was admitted to the observation ward. The surprising thing is my ECG (Electrocardiogram) seems perfectly normal for my heart, although the increase in the protein level in my blood suggests otherwise.

  • Electrocardiogram (ECG) is a non-invasive (does not require an incision into the body) test that records the electrical activity of the heart. The electrical activity is related to the impulses that travel through the heart that determines the heart rate and rhythm.

Hence, I had to be monitored overnight. The next morning, further blood tests shows that the situation with my heart was not too good. It was suggested that I go for an Endogram procedure, a procedure to check and verify if my heart arteries are clogged. I was like thinking, “How can they be clogged when I have taken so much care of my health over the past few years, and taken so much supplements to ensure I am healthy?”

Nevertheless, I opted for the procedure to be performed. All these while though, I was never afraid for a moment that something will happen to me. Call it faith if it will but I was absolutely positive that I am healthy.

The tests result came out and as I hoped for, my arteries were clear and my heart was good. At this stage there was only one conclusion: my heart was under virus attack that resulted in the spike of protein in my blood.

Still, to be sure, I had to be monitored further, and a Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scan to be performed just to make sure there is no significant damage to my heart.

The scan was performed on Monday, and I was discharged right on the same day. Final conclusion: Myocarditis – inflammation of the heart muscle.


While I am certain that it is not a heart attack, this virus infection still gave me a surprise as I have been keeping my health in check over the years. I guess this happened to let me know that you can never be too prepared in taking care of your health, and wealth 🙂 – (the bill came out to be quite an amount. Luckily healthcare insurance took care of it).

Nevertheless, I realise one good thing – all these years of taking care of my health through proper diets and supplements have prepared my body well for an attack like this. I am glad my recovery was fast – only took 2 days and I understood from the doctors it could get pretty complicated for such cases.

I am also blessed to have caring family members who took time to take care of me during this week and I was so happy and surprised to get a get well card from Jade (even though I found out mummy asked her to draw it).

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Victor Lee is the owner of imVictorLee.com. Passionate in Affiliate Marketing, Personal Development and Training, Victor hopes to equip more people with skills and knowledge not just to make money online, but to have financial and time freedom for the things that matter most.
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Victor Lee

Victor Lee is the owner of imVictorLee.com. Passionate in Affiliate Marketing, Personal Development and Training, Victor hopes to equip more people with skills and knowledge not just to make money online, but to have financial and time freedom for the things that matter most.
Click Here if you would like an opportunity to work with Victor.

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