“Habits of the Heart” preached on March 9, 2014
A little more than a month ago, I thought my health was good except for my backache and extra weight. Then, one day I seemed to have the flu with all those wonderful viral symptoms. I called the doctor after 24 hours of strange pains in my chest and back. Then, I drove to the ER after delivering the bulletin material to Edna May. Quite convinced my problem was acid reflex, GERD or the flu, I was in shock when the cardiologist said, “Deb, You are having a heart attack. We are transporting you to Strong Memorial where they will place a stent in the blocked artery. You are going to be alright.” The circumflex artery was 100 percent blocked. Shocked by the news and grateful for excellent and immediate care were my immediate responses.
Afterward, my private personality pulled away into a solitary space so my heart could heal. Caring friends, neighbors and family called on me and lifted my spirit. Doctors, nurses, and cardiac rehab nurses have taught me habits for a healthy heart. I have learned a few things about the heart and body. (more…)