Spreading Good News (Part 391 – Marsha’s Heart Attack Symptoms)

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Karen Sukenic of Pasadena, California, says, “Jette Black speaks in a voice that both parents and children can relate too. The theme focuses on a child that feels “different” and is teased because she is tall. I can’t think of anyone in this world who hasn’t experienced some kind of teasing because of some aspect of their life – their physical appearance, how they speak, their name, their family structure. In the story, the main character, Jette, learns how to not only respect other people’s differences, but to feel good about her unique qualities. The special ending is sweet and caring. The illustrations stunningly capture our multicultural world.”

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~ Joyce Fields



Marsha’s Heart Attack Symptoms

~ Joyce Fields

I first posted this piece in February 2011.  Because it contains information about heart attack symptoms that could help save someone’s life, I think it’s worth posting again.  Since new people read my blog every day, I now plan to post it every three months or so.

I received word on Thursday (February 17) afternoon that my cousin, Marsha, had a heart attack and was hospitalized on Wednesday (February 16).  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  very often (14 kids in one house!).

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

I called her in the hospital, 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 well.

Thank you, God!!


NOTE FROM JOYCEIf you enjoyed and/or learned from this blog, please leave a comment and send the link to others.  Thanks!!

If you’re interested in reading all about “My Breast Cancer Journey,” those posts start with post #334 (scroll down).











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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6 Responses to Spreading Good News (Part 391 – Marsha’s Heart Attack Symptoms)

  1. Great info. I never would’ve have believe those symptoms could be related to a heart attack. I glad she is doing well. I also didn’t know doctors can tell you had a heart attack by taking your blood. I definitely learned something new and valuable that can save not only my life but the life of someone I care about. Thanks for sharing.

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