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Living With Heart Disease

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Living With Heart Disease

The past few weeks have been tough for me, I've been having increased chest pain and experiencing extreme fatigue. Some readers who know me personally know I suffer from chronic chest pain and fatigue due to heart disease. For those of you who are getting to know me from this blog this is news to you, so I'll give you a little back story. I have an illness called Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection (SCAD) I was diagnosed in 2003. Since being diagnosed I've been disabled, because of the chronic chest pain and fatigue. I don't have these symptoms everyday, I have[...]

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Learning To Enjoy The Simple Things

Before I was hit with this devastating illness Spontaneous Coronary Artery Disease (SCAD) in 2003, I was a vibrant very active and fun person (still fun) who found pleasure in all sorts of things from getaway weekends with the family, hosting parties at home, girls night out and even working because I felt valuable and needed. After learning that because of my illness I would no longer be able to work I felt useless and couldn't find joy in the things that used to bring me joy. I felt like I was a burden on my family and as a result became very depressed Around[...]

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In The Beginning 

I've been blogging about Heart Disease since 2014 I chronicle my journey from the beginning to present date. So when I post about my progress at this point if you don't know the history you won't understand how far God has brought me the past 14 years. With that in mind the history of my journey is in the archive section of this site. The first post titled "In the Beginning" is September 2014 and goes from there to the present. My purpose in writing my journey was and is to help myself deal with living with a chronic illness, as well as help my family and friends[...]

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I Cried Out & He Answered

I've been living with heart disease now for 14 years, when I was first got diagnosed everyone prayed for complete and total healing. I was on board for that as well because, as the years went by I was becoming increasingly frustrated and wondering when I was gonna be done with this thing. During one of my earlier hospital stays probably in 2004 I was obsessed with dying because I was in and out of the hospital seemed like every other month. I cried out to God and, ask him to give me a word and being the loving God that he is he gave me one, the word was this si[...]