Heart Attack and Cardiac Recovery – Stop Eating Crap

After  bypass surgery, I was discharged with a green light to eat whatever I liked because I was extremely weak and anemic. I needed the calories, protein, fat, and iron found in the typical crappy American diet. It seemed rather enabling, but who was I to argue with the doctor. I did enjoy my fatty […]

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Heart Attack and Cardiac Recovery – Simplify Your Life

I thought about changing the title to “Cardiac Recovery Step 1 – More Porn” in order to get you to read this.  A few years ago, I would never have continued past the headline “Simplify your Life”.  Sounds like a load of new age nonsense. That was before I died. Now that I have a […]

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Heart Attack and Cardiac Recovery Series

As a survivor of both a cardiac arrest and heart attack, people often ask me “how are you feeling…you doing ok?” For several years, I usually just responded with “fine, doing great”. However, that question always reminded me that I was not doing great. Even after getting a second chance at life, I hadn’t made […]

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Why I Had a Heart Attack Party

Who doesn’t love a good heart attack party?  A little before the one-year anniversary of my cardiac event, my family and I started joking that my 1st birthday was approaching.  After all, one of the many benefits of coming back from the dead is you get two birthdays. My original birthday means another year older. […]

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Why I Lied About My Cardiac Arrest

Lying About My Cardiac Arrest Do you know the difference between a heart attack and a cardiac arrest? Don’t worry, I have experienced both and I didn’t know the difference for quite a while afterwards. Sad, but true. My standard response when someone asked what happened to me – “I had a heart attack”. I […]

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What To Do After a Heart Attack – 6 Steps For Recovery

So you just had a major cardiac event, maybe a cardiac arrest, heart attack or bypass surgery. Your recovery is going well and you are soon to be discharged from the hospital.  Sounds good, right?  Oddly enough, being told I was ready for discharge was both good news and bad news. The good news – […]

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