by Carolyn Thomas ♥ @HeartSisters ♥ December 23, 2018
(with apologies to Dr. Seuss)
Chest pain can make women WORRY a lot,
Yet when women seek help, some are told they should not.
“Anxiety, maybe – you’re stressed by the season!
“Your tests all look fine!” No one quite knows the reason.
It could be that these tests weren’t researched on them.
(And, really – aren’t women small versions of men?)
It could be that Grinch docs think women are lying
Or making up symptoms, without even trying.
Continue reading “The Grinch’s Guide to Women’s Heart Attacks (with apologies to Dr. Seuss)”
by Carolyn Thomas ♥ @HeartSisters ♥ April 15, 2018
Today, I have a magical little gift to share with you. It’s not a gift that will arrive with tissue paper and a satin bow in time for your birthday, but one that landed in my own mailbox recently. The gift filled me with awe and gratitude, and also a need to share it with other heart patients and those who love them.
The gift is a collection of poetry called Tin Heart (Corazón de Hojalata) by Margarita Saona, translated from Spanish by Marco Dorfsman, and published in 2017. But Margarita’s not your average poet. In January of 2017, she underwent a heart transplant procedure – and that’s what she writes about. Continue reading “Tin Heart: poems for a heart transplant”