Wednesday, March 07, 2007

What In the World Have I Been Doing

It is still winter here in the "burg!" We had another snow storm today with area school delays. AGAIN! Anyway you would think I would have more time to keep up with my blog being stuck in, but unfortunately keeping up with my kids takes all my mental processes! But I'm back .... I think! I feel I new sense of writing ... new purpose .... yada yada yada ... So much for excuses ... Don't you just love when people give you excuses and you can always tell it is just that they are lazy.
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The Facts

My mom died at age 62. That was almost 30 years ago. I was only 19 and my father worked at the local funeral home so no autopsy was done. Today we can only speculate what caused her death. She had high blood pressure and was very high strung. So her death certificate stated that she died of a heart attack. Back then we thought she didn't have any symptoms of heart failure but really maybe she did. Recently a friend of mine told me that her friend, who was only 62 just died of a heart attack and her symptoms were not the classic type either. She thought she had the flu.

Heart disease is the leading cause of death among American women. It is even more dangerous than cancer. With the latest medical information coming out it is easy to see why heart attacks in women are so easily missed. In the initial stages symptoms show up differently in women than in men. In fact, the top four symptoms are often misdiagnosed. Immediate intervention can mean life or death, so it’s a good idea for all women to be aware of the warning signs of heart attacks.

Symptoms Of Heart Attack In Women
Most heart attacks start slowly with mild pain or discomfort. Here are the symptoms of heart attack in women.

Shortness of breath. May occur with or without chest discomfort.
Nausea and light-headedness
Flu-like symptoms, including chills and cold sweats
Heart palpitations
Chest discomfort (angina): pain, tightness or pressure in the center of the chest that lasts more than a few minutes, or that goes away and comes back
Discomfort in other areas, including pain or discomfort in: one or both arms (especially the left arm), the back, between the shoulder blades, neck, jaw or stomach
Heartburn or indigestion
Extreme fatigue

Before I recieved the news of this friend's death I read this in my daily devotion from Phil Ware:

Each day we are to begin with God. Each breath we take is a powerful reminder that he has granted us another day of life to serve him. Each heartbeat is God's drumbeat of love, reminding us that we are blessed with another minute to offer him our best. This blessing is so easily forgotten. We best remember when we teach it, show it, and live it with and before our children.

Know your facts and remember God is the giver of life.