Seeking Help at the First Signs of Heart Attack Leads June Auld to a Quick Recovery

Seeking Help at the First Signs of Heart Attack Leads June Auld to a Quick Recovery


I’m June Auld. I’m married to Glen Auld. The two of us live here
in San Rafael. We have a very full life. I’m a foster care provider for
guide dogs for the blind. I work for NAMI, National Alliance for
Mental Illness. Our church feeds
hungry people, and my husband and
I cook for them. And life is good. We joined Kaiser Permanente
in 1965. And in the mid-70s, I decided
that I wanted to work for them because I thought the care was
so good, and that’s the truth. I worked for them for 20 years,
and I loved it. My energy level has always been
high right up until the day I had that chest pain. We went into the ER. I could not believe the service.
Double doors opened. They took me in and came back to
tell me that you, indeed, had a heart attack. And you were a lucky woman to
come in when you did. And the next morning,
I was to go to San Francisco. They transferred me
to the ambulance. And I felt so good and safe
and protected. I started waving like the
Queen of England. I just felt special. I never thought I’d be on a
bridge in an ambulance, but it was great.
It was a solid experience. And when I look back on it,
I think the care that Kaiser Permanente gave
me was fantastic. The day after I got home, I did
my walk like I had never had a heart problem. It was amazing. And I’ve never had any pain or
discomfort since. My life has been returned to me,
and I’m very fortunate.