On May 2,2009 my husband of 41 years suffered a sudden cardiac arrest while bicycling on Hyw.26 here in Kokomo, Indiana. I didn't know anything was wrong until a sheriff's deputy came to the door and told me that I was needed at Howard Regional Emergency Room. I was actually pretty calm as I drove to the hospital as the deputy had told me that he was not hurt bad. When I arrived at the hospital I was taken to a room and told to wait for the Doctor. Then I knew it was bad! When she came she told me that my husband had had a heart attack. My first reaction was "No, that can't be right!" My husband has been in good health the entire time we have been married. He did have high cholestrol but it had come way down. After getting sick, the Doctor took me to see my husband. It was almost more that I could bear seeing him lying there like that. I broke down and could not handle it. They were taking him to the Cath Lab so I was taken to a waiting room to wait. After what seemed to me to be agonizing hours (actually not) the Dr. Ritchie came to talk to me. I didn't actually get much of what he said to me at that time. But he told me that my husband did not have a heart attack but sudden cardiac arrest. He placed two stents as all of my husband's arteries were blocked. Three of his arteries had auto bypassed. When I saw him finally I fet that my heart was shattered. When I left the hospital that night I did not know if I would ever see him alive again. It was on Sunday that I got to meet two of the people that who saved his life. He has his arrest right in front of their house! Then they were helped by a nurse and two EMT's who had been mushroom hunting. My husband was in the ICU for 2 and 1/2 weeks then another week in a regular floor. Then he went to the rehab hospital. Finally a month later he came home. He is still recovering and recieving therapy. He lost quite a bit of cognitive skills when he had the arrest and his lung is in bad shape and they say that he has COPD. He also has a broken collar bone and ribs and sternum. Now we deal with therapist coming to the house, lots of medicine(it cost me over $300.00 with insurance to get it) and my fear. He also had an ICD so I worry that it will go off. He does not remember anything but I do. I worry that it will happen again and that I will lose him. I have had to start doing things I would never thought that I could do. Today I took the car to get the oil changed. I almost had a flat time one day. I sometimes wonder what next! I actually think I am having a more difficult time now than he is.