I'm currently in the hospital for a heart muscle infection (myocarditis), AMA!
EDIT: AMA is over, thank you so much for this opportunity, its been great fun answering your questions, i'll be sure to do this again some time if anything exciting happends! Tazul97 signing off.
My not so short bio: Hey /r/IAmA! first time posting here.
it all started with me getting sick, high fever, sweating while feeling cold, and really bad sleep. i slept almost all day, only waking up to have a bit of drinking yoghurt just to fall asleep again. at about midnight i wake up and finally i feel like i can move around the house, i sit down at my computer and start to play the Titanfall 2 campain (really fucking intense 100% recommend to anyone who enjoys FPS games)
around 3 hours into the game i start to feel my chest starting to hurt, i dont think much of it and continue the game for about 2 hour more. the pain kept increesing and i started to get worried, my chest kept getting heavier and it became harder to breathe, i wake up my girlfriend who's sleeping about 2 meeters away and she calls a medical guidance thing we have here in sweden. they suggest that i go to the healthcare center in the morning as i had an appointment there anyways plus the hospital is 10 miles away from where i live. i then lie down to sleep for a few hours even tho my chest hurts so much.
i wake up a few hours later and i go to the health care center. they do some tests and tell me to go home and take a painkiller.
later that day the pain comes back, we call the medical guideance thing again and they suggest we drive to the hospital this time.
we finally reach the hospital and they do some tests and send me with an ambulance with lights and no sirens on to another hospital the ambulance must have atleast gone in 150 KM/h (speed limit here is 110) and the road was very icy and snowy but the drive went well.
at the other hospital they put me in some surgery looking room with tons of doctors and a huge TV which would monitor different stuff about me.
this is the scary part
they tell me that they will put a string through my wrist, up the arm and into my heart in one of my blood lines, they come up a long bit but had to abort, my arm started cramping and was holding onto the thing they'd stuck inside my arm. they struggle to pull out the string and then the doctor finally says; "think about something nice and take a deep breath"
i now know that shit is about to go down, they pull the instrument out by force and it is the worst pain i've ever imagined
and it doesnt stop there, they decide that they need to go in again since they didnt get the information they wanted, but this time they will enter through my groin and up towards the heart. this time it doesnt get stuck but it still hurts this time, not as bad as the first time.
they clean up and put me in a room to rest, im not allowed to move my head, right arm and leg for at least 4 hours.
i fall asleep in that room and then later get woken up by the doctor who tells me i have "myocarditis", at first we thought it was a "myocardial infarction" but aparently this is a lot better, its gonna heal on its own and doesnt really require any treatment, just rest. they hook me up to some machine with cables all over my chest, its a small portable device so i can have it hanging around my neck and move around with it, al tho they recommend i stay put.
1 day later they transfer me back to the first hospital by ambulance again and i get a new room to rest.
they keep doing occational blood pressure tests, blood tests and i have this device around my neck still so they can monitor my breathing, heart rate etc in real time in another room.
and here i am, 1 night after that and ive got this laptop so i can atleast browse reddit and stuff. they say im atleast gonna stay untill monday but could be longer.
My face and the device around my neck in my hand: http://imgur.com/a/rFyUu