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  • New group for information about heart health for women

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    3 posts, 3 voices, 666 views, started May 25, 2010

    Posted on Tuesday, May 25, 2010 by Cynthia Schmidt




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      I started this group for a few reasons. First, heart disease is the number one killer of women - surpassing cancer. It’s called the silent killer because many times we don’t feel symptoms until it’s too late or our symptoms are passed off as other things than issues with our hearts.

      I recently had some chest pains. I didn’t go to the doctor. The next day I attended a function and happened to be visiting with the director of the American Heart Association chapter in my area. Hmm...coincidence. I told her what I had just experienced and she said if I didn’t go to the doctor the very next day, she’d come after me! I went.

      Tests concluded that all was fine. I was reassured.

      My sister has been having chest pains over the past couple of months. She’s been in to the doc several times, had a whole host of tests, and all concluded she was fine.

      Last night she had a heart attack. They put her in ICU, put in a stent and she should be released later on today. Hmm....another coincidence.

      Lastly, I have been invited to be on the board of our local American Heart Association chapter. I accepted. So, now I’ll have lots of really good information to gather and share here with fellow Fab40 members.

      no coincidence - this is meant to be.

      So, this is our group to share anything and everything about our heart health!

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          Vikki Hall wrote May 25, 2010
        • This is great!

          I have been a member of AHA for years and a supporter of their Red Dress Campaign.

          I think women are so used to being the caretakers they put aside how they feel. And sometimes it’s detrimental!

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          Goodnplenty12 wrote Oct 18, 2011
        • heartbreak hi ladies, I am new here, and stumbled across this group. I am 41 and I have already lost all of my family. I am all that is left out of 7 children. My sister died at 33 of a heart attack. My dad was 37, his dad was 39. I think you all get my drift. I am soooooo scared to go get checked. I know that is totally stupid considering. I was checked some years back, even had a angiogram and everything was fine. Both my dad and sister both went to the Dr. and was told everything was fine. Makes me wonder if the tests they do even work anyway? I feel that there may be something wrong. Parts of me of course wants to live a long life, however sometimes knowing when things are hard in life, and you really want a family member to turn to, a sister, mom, etc.. And you are reminded once again there isnt anyone there anymore, sometimes you would just rather ignore it. Now please dont take that as if I am suisidal. Im NOT... I have two amazing children who need me, and I need them. I could never do something to have them feel the way I have all these years. Anyway, enough of the gluummmm. Just wanted to say hello and tell a bit about my story. Thanks for being here. Laurie



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