S1E1-Heart Failure While Pregnant-Stacy’s Story

S1E1-Heart Failure While Pregnant-Stacy’s Story

I didnt know I had heart disease and it almost killed me while I was pregnant. This is my story of how it all unfolded and luckily for me I was in the right place at the right time when my heart almost gave out. My heart story is similar to a lot of women who find out they have…

Why A Heart Walk Should Be A Family Affair

Why A Heart Walk Should Be A Family Affair

On Saturday, October 14th I grabbed Ashley (my wonderful daughter) and went to the annual Hartford Heart Walk as a volunteer. I debated whether or not I should leave her at home or take her with me to be my assistant for the event. She knows that mummy has heart disease and she talks about my scar and my sick…

My First Birthday After Heart Surgery

My First Birthday After Heart Surgery

My First Birthday After Open Heart Surgery All birthdays are special but the first birthday after my second open heart surgery felt extra special. Why was it so special might you ask? Well, I was just so thankful to be alive after a very challenging last few years. Not only was I celebrating turning 35 years old but I was…

My Heart Story

My Heart Story

My Heart Story   My heart story is similar to a lot of women who find out they have cardiovascular issues while pregnant…luckily for me, I found out before it was too late. I was unaware of my rheumatic heart disease until I was 29 years old, pregnant and experiencing congestive heart failure (CHF). The unfortunate thing is that I…