"Early one morning I began having pain in my chest and sweating. It felt like all my body functions were out of control. I did not think that what was happening was a heart attack, but to be on the safe side my husband and I left for the hospital. I was connected to an EKG immediately. I was shocked when the hospital staff told me I was having a heart attack. I was rushed into surgery and had one stent placed. In recovery, I had another heart attack. I went back into surgery and had two more stents placed. Later, the doctors told me there was evidence that I had also had an unrecognized stoke and heart attack.
Today, I feel great! I still have good and bad days, but I wake up every morning looking forward to the day and its opportunities. I've learned from my heart disease, and now I take better care of myself than before my heart attacks."