hi, im karen, im 52, and i wanted to share my story with you all.
on jan 10 2016, at the age of 51, i had a heart attack, now let me tell you, i was actually blown away when the ambulance came, and i was told i was actually having a heart attack then and there!
i was thinking, dont be ridiculous, arent i supposed to be doubled over and clutching my chest? thats just it ladies, no you dont!
my symptoms were very vague, a little ache in one arm, off and on over a few days, and a pain in my back, in between my shoulder blades, which i thought was muscular.
As i was about to learn, women often dont recognise the warning symptoms, and this is why more women die of a heart attack than men. We tend to ignore, and soldier on, well i certainly did.
i had a stent inserted, and my artery unblocked. I was lucky, so many women arent.
T his is why im sharing this with all you ladies,,
please, please, if something doesnt feel right, go and get checked. dont think a heart attack needs to be chest pain, it doesnt, particularly in women, a lot will not even feel chest pain.
If this makes one woman aware of heart attack risks, then im so glad
Posted by mom165970, 3rd February 2017