NATIONAL "GO RED FOR WOMEN DAY" IS THIS FRIDAY!

Something you may not know about me...I have a cardiac stent. Yup..I've had it since November of 2009.. Had an 80% blockage. I have no history of heart disease in my family. I'm a runner..quit smoking years ago...so, when I started feeling dizzy when I ran...was so tired all of the time...I really never thought "heart problem". But..one morning when I was running, I got a pain in my chest that went into my left should and arm. I walked home..thought everything was good..until I got so dizzy that I nearly fell down. That lasted about a half hour or 45 minutes. My doctor sent me for a nuclear stress test..even when I was running on the treadmill, my EKG was normal. Then..when they looked at the photos of my heart, there was a shadow. Off for a heart cath....and the discovery of the blockage. Do I feel lucky? You better believe it! Please, listen to your body! YOU know if something isn't right..and I would love it if all women would learn more about the symptoms of heart attack, which may be VERY different in women that men. This Friday, February 7th is National Go Red For Women Day. Wear red..and learn more about heart disease...your life depends on it!!! Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women in the United States, claiming more lives than all forms of cancer combined. For more than 10 years, the American Heart Association has sponsored National Wear Red Day® to raise awareness in the fight against heart disease in women. Celebrate National Wear Red Day® with Go Red For Women on Friday, Feb. 7, 2014 to help fight women’s No. 1 killer—heart disease. Join the movement nationwide and learn how you can honor women like you on this important day!