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Survivor Stories: Janice
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"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."

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