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Living With Heart Disease

As I wrote in a previous post, I was in the hospital for six days. I live with heart disease so every now and then I have to go in the hospital. Usually I go to the hospital to be admitted about every six months because my heart gets weak and I need bed rest. This time I pushed myself past the six month mark because I simply did not want to go in the hospital. It's not like when I go in there I'm at the Ritz Carlton getting room service quite the opposite. When I go in the hospital I'm getting stuck like a pin cushion because my veins are so small they can't be fo[...]

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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[...]