The Heart Truth- Red Dress

Go deeper than the pink, go red. Go deeper than the breast, go to the heart.

Heart disease is the NUMBER ONE killer of women in the USA. Eat right, exercise, get enough sleep, and cultivate social relationships (make friends!); these will help save your heart. I know because I have CAD, coronary artery disease.

07 April 2008

It started with pressure in my chest. I felt like a small child or a large dog was sitting on me. Once before I had pulled the cartalige (no, I can't spell it!) in my chest. Maybe I had done so again. But it kept hurting. Finally, I went to the clinic. It is never good when the nurse practitioner says "That's not good." She sent me to a cardiologist. After many tests, including an angiogram, I had a diagnosis: heart disease- part of my heart was not receiving blood- like when I am under stress. As a result, I need to loose weight ( you mean at 5ft 1 1/2 inches tall I should not weigh 204 lbs?) And how much weight have I lost in one year? none. Gained maybe 6 pounds. Life sucks sometimes.

1 comment:

Sean Michener said...

sorry to hear about the heart problems hope it works out - i know it is hard to eat healthy is a state that wants to fry everything

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