I returned to the cardiologist and had them turn off my pacing assist to hopefully, once and for all, get Miss Judith to stop dramatically clutching her chest when she exerts herself in any mild to moderate way of which she holds the belief she’s being very subtle and heroic and doesn’t think I don’t notice all the while hoping I notice, while I pretend I don’t notice because I don’t want to reinforce her melodramatic proclivities.
Miss Judith probably doesn’t even know I had myself “adjusted” because all she’s been doing is sitting around.
Now, to much more important things that everyone should know and to that end I want you to watch this 3-minute FUNNY film called “Just a Little Heart Attack” with Elizabeth Banks from the American Heart Association about the symptoms of heart attack in young women. I found it funny but then again I don’t get out much,
The video and the excerpt that follows comes from an excellent and very informative blog Heart Sisters. Did I say this is an excerpt? You must read the entire post and then go on to read the entire blog as it is not just for heart disabilities but everyone with a life altering condition can benefit from the information so go read the blog NOW!
Very graciously yours,
Miss Tallulah PaceHead
P.S. After you watch the film read what Carolyn Thomas has to say.
Carolyn Thomas, a Mayo Clinic-trained heart attack survivor writes:
” I have to say that the breast cancer folks have done a fabulous job in raising awareness of their cause. So fabulous, in fact, that they have erroneously convinced women that breast cancer is our biggest health threat.”
It is not, of course. This year, heart disease will kill six times more women than breast cancer will. In fact, heart disease kills more women than all forms of cancer combined.”
“. . . Young women can have heart disease, too. Yet when researchers reporting in the New England Journal of Medicine looked at more than 10,000 patients (48% women) who had gone to their hospital Emergency Departments with chest pain or other heart attack symptoms, they found that women under the age of 55 are SEVEN TIMES more likely to be misdiagnosed in mid-heart attack than their male counterparts are. A commonly heard pronouncement delivered by too many Emergency physicians to too many female heart patients is:
‘It’s not your heart.
You’re too young to be having a heart attack’.”
from – http://myheartsisters.org/ a really excellent informative blog.