Spreading Good News (Post 585 – BLAST FROM THE PAST: “Marsha’s Heart Attack”)

The goal of Spreading Good News is for readers to:

GET INSPIRED and/or GET MOTIVATED and/or GET INFORMED and/or GET AWE-STRUCK and/or GET A BREAK FROM ALL THE NEGATIVE NEWS and to tell readers about our good, short books and our online store.

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CONSTANT QUOTE

 

 

IT’S BETTER TO DIE CHASING A DREAM NEVER CAUGHT THAN TO DIE NEVER HAVING CHASED THE DREAM.  ~ Joyce Fields

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DON’T TALK ABOUT BEING A GOOD EXAMPLE.  ACT LIKE YOU ARE ONE.

~ Joyce Fields

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The Candle-Lighter Award and the Sunshine Award

Thank you very much to www.living4bliss.wordpress.com for presenting me with the Candle-Lighter Award and the Sunshine Award.  I truly appreciate the recognition!

Both of these awards are for a blog or post that is positive and brings light into the world.

I started this “Good News” blog in July 2010 because I was tired of and disgusted by all the negative news and information.  I wanted to give people positive news and information.  I’m having a great time looking for, receiving, and posting these pieces!  Stay tuned!!

RULES for the Candle-Lighter Award

Whenever you see a blog or post you think brightens the world, give the blogger the Candle-Lighter Award.

Recipients can accept or decline. What does the recipient have to do?  Simply accept and nothing more!  You can paste this image on your blog, if you wish, and you are done!  If you wish to honor someone else with a Candle, pass it on, anytime and as many times and to as many people as you wish.

Come on and help me brighten up all our lives!

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TODAY’S BLOG

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  “Marsha’s Heart Attack”

I received word on Thursday afternoon, February 17, 2011, 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!!

 

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What are your thoughts on this piece?

 

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.

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~ Joyce Fields

 

ADDITIONAL OFFERINGS FROM JOYCE FIELDS

Joyce is an author who has written seven books.  If you enjoy this blog, you will, undoubtedly, enjoy all her books.  Her sister, Anita, is also an author.

BE INSPIRED!  You can read about and order their books AND order merchandise from their online store at this link (or click the “BE INSPIRED!” button above):

https://lineofserenity.wordpress.com/get-more-inspiration/

Thanks for your interest AND support!!

Contact Joyce at goodshortbooks@yahoo.com.

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SOME OF JOYCE’S FAVORITE BLOGS

I visit these blogs and leave comments regularly.  I think you will enjoy them all!

http://www.lenasledgeblog.com  Books, reviews, give-aways, interviews.

http://living4bliss.com  Believing Life Is Set up for Success (BLISS)

http://goss-coaching.com/author/gosscoaching  A professional writer and wellness coach helping people connect thoughts, feelings, beliefs, and action to create optimal health and a vibrant life.

http://www.thebirkineffect.com  Musings of a “want it all” 21st century woman

http://www.thesweetsensations.com  A baking, entertainment, and lifestyle blog.  Fantastic recipes and food photography, too!

http://www.pennilessparenting.com  A rich life on minimum wage.  Plus fabulous, healthful recipes!

http://www.rumpydog.com  I’m a dog with a unique perspective on human life.

http://www.davidkanigan.com/  Lead.Learn.Live.  David Kanigan:  Inspiration, Ideas & Information.

http://callingoftheheart.wordpress.com  Spirituality, Psychology, and Political.

 

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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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