today and everyday I miss my friend , my sister of my heart
4 years ago today she got to see heaven , and she shines down upon us all with love and laughter
i miss you........
this week is a hard week for those of us in the private room of heart2heart as on the 7th we celebrate 4 years of our support group but we also mourn the loss of our heart sister melissa ,for who went to heaven on that day..... she was my sister, my friend and i miss her dearly..... she has brought alot of women together for support and laughter and love for heart2heart was created in her honor to give women a place to come and share and vent and pray and ??? what ever they needed. with out being charged to be a part of support group or being told NO so as we come upon that day . we give thanks to a wonderful loving caring
young woman who is gone to soon from us all and miss her daily and daily she is in our hearts and her family is in our prayers
one footstep one heartbeat
together we are Heart2Heart
After completing a medical evaluation and making the diagnosis of heart failure, your doctor will usually classify your symptoms into one of the four stages of heart failure described below. These heart failure stages help guide your medical treatment plan.
Presence of heart failure risk factors but no heart disease and no symptoms
Heart disease is present but there are no symptoms
(structural changes in heart before symptoms occur)
Structural heart disease is present AND symptoms have occurred
Presence of advanced heart disease with continued heart failure
symptoms requiring aggressive medical therapy
Source: The American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association Stages of Heart Failure
New York Heart Association (NYHA) Functional ClassificationYour physician will likely “classify” your heart failure condition according to the severity of your symptoms. This classification system, known as the New York Heart Association (NYHA) Functional Classification, places you into one of four categories based on your physical activity limitations.
ClassPatient SymptomsClass I
No limitation of physical activity. Ordinary physical activity does not cause undue fatigue, palpitation (feeling heart beats), or dyspnea (shortness of breath).
Slight limitation of physical activity. Comfortable at rest, but ordinary physical activity results in fatigue, palpitation, or dyspnea.
Marked limitation of physical activity. Comfortable at rest, but less than ordinary activity causes fatigue, palpitation, or dyspnea.
Unable to carry out any physical activity without discomfort. Symptoms of cardiac insufficiency at rest. If any physical activity is undertaken, discomfort is increased.
The most common heart attack symptom in women is some type of pain, pressure or discomfort in the chest. But it's not always severe or even the most prominent symptom, particularly in women. And, sometimes, women may have a heart attack without chest pains. Women are more likely than men to have heart attack symptoms unrelated to chest pain, such as:
Women's symptoms may occur more often when women are resting, or even when they're asleep. Mental stress also may trigger heart attack symptoms in women.
Women tend to show up in emergency rooms after heart damage has already occurred because their symptoms are not those typically associated with a heart attack, and because women may downplay their symptoms. If you experience these symptoms or think you're having a heart attack, call for emergency medical help immediately. Don't drive yourself to the emergency room unless you have no other options.
when i was looking for a heart to post for st patricks day , I came across this heart years ago but today as I looked at this heart I seen the direction of heart disease,
if you look you see many directions and many paths you can take and do. so what it says is.live life enjoy the paths and see what , who and how your life can be with just moving in all paths of life
15 year survivor of massive heart attack and emergent cabg and in 2008 i got trigger my (ICD) life is what you make it and living with heart disease is all in HOW you chose to live........ one footstep one heartbeat