Think & Grow Rich Lessons
Frank LooSer Nashville, TN, United States

Posted: 2016-06-01

The author writes “there comes to your aid, and to do your bidding, with the development of the sixth sense, a “guardian angel." 

I have experienced that guardian angel many times in my life.  The latest was in April this year.  I had been experiencing chest pain and went to the doctor to have it checked out.  After several extensive tests on my heart they all came back clear and I was diagnosed with indigestion. 

My father was having heart surgery the following week so I drove the three hours to Birmingham, Al from Nashville, TN to be with him during his surgery. When I arrived we all had dinner and I retired for the evening because I was not feeling well.  I had to sit up in bed to sleep because the indigestion was so bad.  The next day my father’s surgery went well. Later that evening, I went back to my room for the night and had to sleep sitting up in bed again.  When I awoke the next morning I was extremely short of breath.  I visited my dad for a while and contacted my Doctor and asked for an appointment, because I was having issues with the indigestion.  I drove the three hours back to Nashville and the next morning went to my doctor’s appointment.  My chief complaint was that I was short of breath.  They took x-rays and did some lab work and when the lab results came back I was rushed to the emergency room.  I didn’t really know why, but when I was met in the Vanderbilt University Emergency room by the full cardiac team I was informed that I was having a pretty serious heart attack.  However I was not experiencing any pain, I was not afraid because I had just been tested and my heart was fine the week before.  In any case they rushed me into the cardiac cath lab and opened up a 100% blocked artery in my heart with a stent. 

The reason I tell this is because of the guardian angel that was obviously right there guiding me safely home from Birmingham and into the hospital the next day so that I would be able to attend my daughter’s wedding the next week which I was able to do. I can’t explain this, but based on the type of heart attack I was having called a STEMI which indicates a significant part of the heart muscle is dying.  Today I do not have any significant damage to my heart due to the heart attack.  Thanks to my guardian angel.