Sunday, February 6, 2011

5 Signs Of A Heart Attack In Women

Did you ever watch Sanford and Son?  I remember it from years ago...a family comedy that would often show James, the Dad, clutching his chest saying, "This is the big one, Martha",  feigning a heart attack.  It was the ultimate guilt trip to get his own way.

Many of us think that's what a heart attack is like...and it is sometimes.  A crushing pain in the chest would certainly have you calling 911.  For women, the signs of a heart attack can be different from a man. (We are not little men.)  I don't think we expect them at all so we can easily be caught off guard.

According to Web MD, here are the "official" signs of heart attacks in women:
1.  Unusual fatigue.
2.  Shortness of breath.
3.  Weakness
4.  Pain in the breast, upper abdomen, or back
5.  Nausea 

A few months ago I was awakened in the night with a constant pain in the center of my chest.  In a couple of minutes it was gone.  I told my husband, jokingly, the next day to watch me and if I started acting weird to call 911.  In a couple of weeks I was painting, oil painting not painting a wall.  Just calmly sitting and painting.  I felt that pain again for 2-3 minutes.  This time it really got my attention and I went straight to the doctor.  Long story short he sent me to a cardiologist and I had a complete workup.  All was well.  I'm not sorry I went.  I'm glad I got a good report on everything and he even gave me permission to go bungy jumping! (not going)

Watch yourself.  You are precious.  You wouldn't let a loved one ignore it or wait it out.  Take care of yourself the same way.  It is a good feeling to know that all is well with your heart...as well as your soul.

And a little laughter is always a good thing...
A middle aged woman had a heart attack and was taken to the hospital. While on the operating table she had a near death experience. Seeing God she asked "Is my time up?" God answered, "No, you have another 40 years, 2 months and 8 days to live."
Upon recovery, the woman decided to stay in the hospital and have a facelift, liposuction, and a tummy tuck. She even had someone come in and change her hair color. Since she had so much more time to live, she figured she might as well make the most of it.
After her last operation, she was released from the hospital. While crossing the street on her way home, she was hit by a car and died immediately.
Arriving in front of God, she demanded, "I thought you said I had another 40 years, why didn't you pull me from out of the path of the car?"
God replied, "I didn't recognize you."




7 comments:

  1. Thanks for the info. So glad that all was well with you.

    You're so right! We shouldn't take things for granted. Life is too precious.

    Have a nice day! Great post!

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  2. I found trhis post needing to posted as a link on both Golch Central and Mike's place.I hope you do not mind.

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  3. HA!!! that is a good one.

    Yes, heart disease runs in my family and i take that stuff seriously.

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  4. Sandra thanks so much for this series on our heart health. I really needed to read this. Also, I love that joke. I may have to steal errr "borrow" it from you. Have a great week darlin'!

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  5. Thanks for commenting on www.ithoughtiknewmama.com today! And thanks for sharing this very important info in your post!

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  6. Thanks for coming by and following, I'm now following you. Your joke was so good. My teenage daughter and I go rounds with this. I want to look younger, and she says people shouldn't have anything done. Just wait untill SHE gets older, she might just feel a little different. That joke made me smile.

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