I was out for dinner with friends one day when I unexpectedly began to feel faint. I became hot and started sweating profusely and my chest swelled with pressure. I was only 40 and thought this might be a hormonal issue because I recently had a hysterectomy, so the following morning I went to my OBGYN. She gave me an EKG test and told me that I had a heart attack the night before. It was incredible! So incredible that my cardiologist didn’t want to believe it....more
I don't sleep well at night, never have. I did experience a time not too long ago, when I did fall asleep at 11:00 PM and stay asleep until 6:00 AM. I'm newly retired, I live far away from the daily stress I used to endure so I should be fine right? I'm tired today, tired and trying to endure the fatigue that washed over me like a downpour of rain. I must persevere though to endure. I have the strength within my heart to make it, I just have to believe. I feel like my heart and body betrayed me when I had my heart attack. I still feel that way...more
Editor's update: ABC News reports that a second person has suffered a heart attack at the Heart Attack Grill this past weekend. The woman is recovering after "eating a double bypass burger, smoking cigarettes and having a margarita," according to ABC. -- Julie
Know the warning signs and symptoms of a heart attack. For women they can be different than what men experience.Only 1/3 of women will experience crushing chest pain. Instead they may experience: ...more
Voldemort, the Joker, the Decepticons. We've had some decent villains in our time. But no villain is as persistent and reviled as the one that sits right next to our beds: the alarm clock. Oh, that wicked little instrument of cruel and unusual torture. There is no escaping it. No matter how hard or how often we slam that snooze button, the dreaded sound is back again the following morning. And then the morning after that. And the one after that. Is that dramatic? Why else do you suppose so many heart attacks happen on Monday mornings?