Spreading Good News (Part 166)

Hello, Blog Readers!

I look for information that is useful, inspirational, informative, motivational, awe-inspiring, educational—anything that is good “brain food,” and I blog it here for all who are interested.  Occasionally, I blog about something from my own knowledge or experience.

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~ Joyce Fields


Many of my experiences and lessons learned have been captured in the books that I have written.  Read the previews and reviews and order at www.GoodShortBooks.com.






I received word on Thursday afternoon that my cousin, Marsha, had a heart attack and was hospitalized on Wednesday.  We’re about the same age—67.

We grew up together.  There are seven of them and seven of us.  Our mothers (both of them have passed on) adored each other.  We visited each other’s homes (14 kids in one house!) very often.

Marsha has always been fun, funny, and delightfully crazy!

I called her in the hospital a few hours ago, and she sounded good.  Like Marsha.  I commented on how good and strong she sounded.  She replied, “That’s what everybody keeps telling me, but I AIN’T SICK!!”  We both cracked up.  Like I said, she’s delightfully crazy.

Marsha wants women to know what happened, because the symptoms for women can be different than those for men.  And men can pass the word to the women they know.

She said it was shortly after she had eaten dinner on Tuesday that she started experiencing discomfort.  She thought it was indigestion or acid reflux.  She chewed on some antacid tablets.  She felt better on Wednesday—until she started moving around.  Then, the discomfort returned.

She never had any chest pain or shortness of breath.  She had pain in her back, in the upper shoulder area, up her neck and jaws—even her teeth were hurting.  She had pain going down both arms.  She vomited three times.

She called her clinic.  Her doctor wasn’t in, but she was told that someone else could see her and it was recommended that she speak with a nurse.  After describing her symptoms, the nurse told her to go straight to the hospital emergency room.  Much to her surprise, she was admitted.

After analyzing her blood (she said they took six vials!), they told her that she had had a heart attack.  Being as delightfully crazy as she is, Marsha exclaimed loudly, “What?!”  “When?!”

She’s cracking up the hospital staff.  Just like her entire family, they love her!!

They put a stint in her heart (95% blockage in one artery!), and she’s doing okay.

Thank you, God!!


About Line of Serenity (Joyce Fields)

As a thought leader for today's generation, I choose to be part of the solution and am doing things that positively impact people's lives. In addition to being a happy, married (since 1967!) woman, sister, aunt, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, I have over 40 years' experience in "Corporate America": Stenographer, Secretary, Supervisor, Analyst, Office Manager, Executive Assistant. I am also a professional proofreader and the author of eight books (seven non-fiction; one children's fiction--http://www.GoodShortBooks.com).
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2 Responses to Spreading Good News (Part 166)

  1. Lizz says:

    Thank God she is doing well now, and thanks for speaking about her symptoms.

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