Wednesday, February 1, 2012

I Hope This Doesn't Seem Familiar


It is Heart and Stroke month here in Canada and I thought it was something we could think about.


Firstly, take a look at this:




I really hope that this doesn't look too familiar for any of you.


But if it does, may I suggest you go to your doctor/health practitioner as soon as you can to 'get checked out' and to get a 'baseline' of your vitals.


What have you got to lose? Well, maybe just your life.

27 comments:

  1. My aunt (she's just 60) had a heart attack just after Christmas and was operated on this past Tuesday - a quadruple by-pass! She had the same symptoms as this lady and like most women ignored it and went to bed - she's extremely lucky to have survived. Even though she is related through marriage, this has been a huge wake up call for all the women in my family - especially her daughters. And just like the woman in this excellent video, she's 'did it all' for far too many years.

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    1. Oh Jane, I am glad your aunt survived. So many people are not familiar with the symptoms or choose to ignore them because 'this couldn't happen to me' attitude. I was not aware that more women have heart disease than men.

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  2. I survived a heart attack just days after my 50th birthday. I will never take symptoms for granted again, nor will I wait when a doctor tells me it's nothing. I will do what I did last time...I went to the emergency room and refused to go home until someone could tell me why I felt so sick. Go Red...thanks for getting the word out.

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    1. Jojo, good that you had the sense to 'listen to your body'! So many of us don't. I didn't. I thought my symptoms were 'old age' type things or due to my concussion. I did not fit the stereotypical profile at all. One day I couldn't ignore them any longer.....two and a half years ago I had heart attack. A very small sub-artery outside my heart was clogged. They couldn't clear it, so meds and a little tweaking of the diet are 'doing the trick'.

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  3. No Jim. Sadly that hot blonde is not familiar to me.

    I used to get that stressed in the past with deadlines, chores, life etc., all piling up on me - I'd get in a real state. I'm grateful that I never (knock on wood) had a heart attack though.

    Thanks for posting this as it's easy to get swept away with the pace of life these days. With potentially disasterous results.

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    1. Too bad Chris! lol
      I used to be like that too....running around like a chicken with it's head cut off. Funny how we get into that mode.

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  4. An important message for everyone, for sure. We get so caught up in the fast pace of life (like the video states) that we tend to ignore warning signs about the state of our health. There are people that love us and need us, so we should look after ourselves.

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  5. Great message for all of us. I actually enjoyed watching that video. At first I thought...boring informative video, but the humor that was added really kept my attention. It's the little things...Great information and thanks for sharing it. I lost a friend recently to heart disease. So important to know the symptoms.

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    1. Sorry to hear that, Jill. The symptoms can be so deceiving.

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  6. Thanks for the reminder, Jim.. the older I get the more important is is.
    ~:)

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  7. What a fantastic post!! Thanks for making everyone aware!

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    1. Happy that you liked it! It's message is one that we tend to want to overlook. I.m afraid.

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  8. Great video,

    I'm gonna make sure all my loved ones see it,

    Have a fun day,

    Your pal Snoopy :)

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    1. Good! The more 'aware' people the better! We just got back from a very fun walk in the rain!

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  9. This is a great post. Nice to meet you.
    Thanks,
    Deborah

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    1. Thanks Deborah! Good to meet you too!

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  10. A very thoughtful post, Jim. Thank you!

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  11. I certainly thank you for the post. However, I wonder why one very important symptom is never mentioned when heart attack symptoms are talked about or listed. That sympton is extreme pain in the spinal column between the shoulder blades. That was the only symptom I had during 4 heart attacks over a period of about 9 months, but the pain would always go away after an hour or so. Finally, one night I had a heart attack and that pain did NOT go away. After about 1 1/2 hours of argument that there was something wrong with my back, my wife and son forced me to go to the emergency room in the middle of the night where I was informed that I was in the process of having a heart attack. I almost died, but the doctor pulled me through. That was over 11 years and I have never fully recovered. And I never will -but I'm still alive. What a blessing!

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    1. Lowell, you know that I had the same pain for two nights in a row....right between my shoulder blades.....I thought it was heartburn/indigestion.
      It IS amazing what the medical profession can do. Good that you were saved and yes, one is never the same as when before those symptoms started.

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  12. Yikes. I'm sending this on to my loved ones.

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    1. Yes, do that Terry! You never know!

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  13. I am sharing this on facebook right this second. Wow.

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    1. Good idea Becky! This disease is an undiscriminating creature. It is important to know the early signs before it's too late.

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