“I had to decide if I could live with the discomfort I felt every day, or if I should go ahead with another pacemaker surgery.”
Some physicians are urging new names for heart attacks: instead of STEMI and NSTEMI, they prefer OMI and NOMI. Here’s why. . .
She told her husband that the pain was “brutal”, but to her doctor, she just said it was “not fun.” Why do we minimize our pain symptoms?
Nicole Nickerson’s amazing cardiac survival story: “On the anniversary of my sister’s fatal heart attack, my husband had to tell my parents in person the events that had just unfolded for me…”
Most of us have spent decades perfecting what are called the Activities of Daily Living, or ADLs. But after a serious diagnosis or frightening symptoms, things often have to change.
We know that a history of physical or psychological childhood abuse is linked to a significantly increased risk of later chronic illness. But Marie tells us how it’s possible to overcome “the ordeal of a chaotic childhood.”