A few years back I started this blog. I wanted to write humorous commentary. The title, Sharondipitous Moments, was a play on my name and my belief in the brilliance of serendipity. Then on January 19, 2016, I had a heart attack. As heart attacks go, mine wasn’t particularly severe. When I was able, I joined other patients in cardiac rehab and with my doctor’s advice started a weight loss program. Then almost 1 year to the date after the attack, I experienced pressure in my jaw while exercising. My cardiologist said, “No more exercising until you’ve had another cardiac cath.” I avoided a second attack, but my LAD (aka the “widow maker”) was 95% blocked. I was shocked, discouraged and depressed.
Who would have thought something so horrible could be so serendipitous? I had started attending WomenHeart meetings at Baptist Health Systems, Miami Cardio and Vascular Institute. A member asked me if I would be interested in attending a WomenHeart Science & Leadership Symposium at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester Minnesota. I did and graduated from the symposium with 57 other dynamic, fantastic women as a WomenHeart Champion and Community Educator.
I love writing. I particularly enjoy story-telling and humor. That will continue to be part of this blog. Now I have an opportunity to share some knowledge I’ve gained as a cardiac survivor. So in addition, you’ll also see some information on Health & Wellness, and this wonderful organization, WomenHeart, of which I am a part. Enjoy!