Donut Media’s Editor-in-chief James Pumphrey is glad to be alive after going through a massive cardiac event and we’re glad he’s OK, too!
Some of Donut Media’s most popular uploads like “Everything you need to know” and “Bumper 2 Bumper” might be on hiatus just for a bit as their EIC and main host James Pumphrey recovers from a heart attack he’s saying lasted twelve hours. James took to Instagram earlier today to ensure fans he’s OK, will take some time off, and is taking this opportunity as a second chance at a better self.
Check out his post on Instagram below.
James describes how he felt weird pains in his shoulder and neck throughout the morning and into the afternoon. While technically he was having a heart attack, enough blood was making it to critical areas, keeping him alive and cognizant, enough that he could drive himself to the ER.
Reading his experience sheds some light on the variability of heart attacks and how symptoms can differ from person to person.
Reading through experiences of heart attack survivors on Reddit, I’ve come across dozens of instances where a heart attack did not play out like in the movies, someone clutching their chest and heaving in pain.
According to the Mayo Clinic, symptoms of a heart attack include but are not limited to
- Pressure, tightness, pain, or a squeezing or aching sensation in your chest or arms that may spread to your neck, jaw or back
- Nausea, indigestion, heartburn or abdominal pain
- Shortness of breath
- Cold sweat
- Lightheadedness or sudden dizziness
James’s post is solid life advice. If you have family history of heart disease, adjust your diet, exercise regime, and lifestyle accordingly.
James mentions towards the end of his post how we’ll see some old faces returning. I’ll take that to the bank they’re bringing back Science Garage’s host Bart.
James, if you’re reading this, we’re all glad you’re A-OK and wish you the best in your journey towards a healthier and better you.
To Pumphrey 2.0