Life works in funny ways... I went to lunch two weeks ago with a good friend and after lunch felt like I had eaten too much... blotted and uncomfortable. By the time we reached her home I was being really sick to my stomach. Naturally, we both thought I had eaten something that hadn't agreed with me.
I did have a slight pain between my shoulder blades but no other symptoms... luckily she thought of heart and took me to emergency. Six days later I am back home with a new stent in the blocked artery.
My concern is for all of us ladies ... my symptoms did not read heart attack to me. No severe, crushing pain.. no pain in my chest, arm, jaw or down my arm...just nausea. I was in total denial and was shocked when they admitted me and started meds right away. Luckily we have a new heart hospital here in Victoria with the best of the best so I got great care.
I had no previous history of high blood pressure or high cholesterol.. go figure.
So dear friends, read up on heart attack symptoms that women experience - I have had heartburn for about a year and now they tell me it was angina pain. Apparently, there is no difference in the symptoms.
I will get back to painting soon.. I just have to get used to the medications, etc. before I hit the ground running :)