Having a heart attack is not a choice...but going to the hospital three or more times within a three/four month period - I can't help but think that person has given up, or that they just don't want to listen to the doctors. Or maybe the doctor is giving the wrong info to the patient...or they don't know what they are supposed to be fighting for. I guess I am just venting here..but I have all these questions and feelings that just cannot be answered.
Its scary to think that heart disease is the number 1 killer in America...taking the life of 1 in 3 women every year...and that it has touched or will touch someone you know. Personally, on my husband's mothers side of the family it has been hit three plus times in three or more family members. I just hate thinking about the pain it causes not only to the person, but to the family that has to suffer the consequences. Even a healthy person can suffer from heart disease, but those that choose to be unhealthy...well its only a matter of when and where it will happen.
I just hope that a recent scare (with a family member) will motivate my husband and I to become more active, eat healthier and value the time we have with our loved ones. Because in all reality you just never know...everyone no matter what their age should exercise, eat healthy and try to live stress free.
Here is some more information about heart attacks, I just find it interesting since I really did not know what to look for, other than chest pains. http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/dci/Diseases/HeartAttack/HeartAttack_LivingWith.html