Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Heart Attack for Real!

A couple of weeks ago I see this post from my good friend Amy on Facebook and I was shocked and not sure what was going on.

I start texting her best friend to find out what is happening and yes indeed my 37 year old friend did suffer a mild heart attack and she was in the ICU.

Ended up that she had to arteries that were partially blocked. They put two stents in and she is doing so much better now. 

Amy was aware of heart problems in her self and her family, she has high cholesterol disease and has been on medication for that for many years and her family also has small arteries, but I am so glad that she paid attention to the symptoms she experienced  and got medical care. Woman's symptoms can different then men's so if you don't know what they are I am adding them at the end of the post.

So anyway I wanted to do something for Amy and of course the first thing that popped into my head was cookies. Then I thought oh I should not be making a bunch of cookies for someone who just had a heart attack. But then I did it anyway. She said she would eat at least one but then share them with others. :)

Some cookie prescriptions....

Band-aids to make it feel better....

EKG hearts...

The small little get well package.

I love Amy and hope that she stays with us for a LONG LONG time!

Please be aware of the symptoms and signs of heart attacks and take a look at this video from the American Heart Association.

Heart Attack Signs in Women

Uncomfortable pressure, squeezing, fullness or pain in the center of your chest. It lasts more than a few minutes, or goes away and comes back.
Pain or discomfort in one or both arms, the back, neck, jaw or stomach.
Shortness of breath with or without chest discomfort.
Other signs such as breaking out in a cold sweat, nausea or lightheadedness.
As with men, women’s most common heart attack symptom is chest pain or discomfort. But women are somewhat more likely than men to experience some of the other common symptoms, particularly shortness of breath, nausea/vomiting and back or jaw pain.
If you have any of these signs, don’t wait more than five minutes before calling for help. Call 9-1-1 and get to a hospital right away.

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