A few years back I started this blog. At the time, I wanted to write humorous commentary but had no specific goal of which direction the blog would take. Then on January 19, 2016, I had a heart attack. Now as heart attacks go, it wasn’t really bad. 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 simply 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 serendipitous? I had started attending WomenHeart meetings at Baptist Hospital’s, Miami Cardiovascular 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.
While I’ll continue to write humorous commentary, you’ll also see some information on Health & Wellness, and this wonderful organization, WomenHeart, of which I am a part. Enjoy!