Thought I'd share one of my paintings. I love fields of grass and flowers. I spent time playing in similar fields as a child and it brings such good memories.
Painting has been a restful companion while recovering from my heart attack in November. I've decided to write about this for a couple reasons. One, February is heart healthy month. Two, I hope my experience will alert others to be watchful for unusual sensations.
My heart attack was a total blind-side since I had and have nothing to indicate it should have happened. I was just walking on the beach. The symptoms were in my neck and jaw. Kind of like a tightening in my neck and jaw. It was a very odd sensation unlike anything I've ever felt. I thought it might be a weird allergic reaction to something. I took an aspirin just in case and went to emergency. Emergency didn't think it was a heart attack until they hooked me up to the electro-cardiogram machine.The medical community was stymied. I eat healthy and have no risk factors. For goodness sake I'm the gal that even eats those little omega-3 fish twice a week! But, hey, it happened. So I'm slowly working my way back. I had been feeling a little sorry for myself. I had to curtail a lot of my activities. Now I've been cleared to resume most physical activities as long as I monitor my heart rate. So I'm swimming and walking. I hope to add a couple more miles to my daily walk of three miles at least a few days a week.
Until now I've refused to write about the heart attack until I felt like I was getting back to my old active self. I think that is finally starting to happen.
All of this has put me behind on my plans for the redo on La Dee Dah. Meanwhile, I can plan and look forward to carrying them out as energy and time allows.
My heart to yours!