Reading From My Bookcases…

Last year I managed to read 36 book from my bookcases…once read they disappeared to either the library in my building, the regular library for their sale, or the used bookstore for credit…

This year – not so good – seems like a lot of books have been coming out that I’ve wanted to read – either new authors, authors I love, or books that look great…so I’ve been using the library a lot…

But, I am keeping a list for this year…and here it is…I promise to update…

1.  Just Take My Heart – by Mary Higgins Clark – used bookstore

2.  Empty Promises:  Ann Rule’s Crime Files: Vol. 7 – by Ann Rule – used bookstore

3. Fifty Shades of Grey by E L James – shipped to my daughter

4.  The Immortals by J. T. Ellison – used bookstore

5.  So Close the Hand of Death by J. T. Ellison – used bookstore

6.  Where All The Dead Lie by J. T. Ellison – used bookstore

7.  I’ll Walk Alone by Mary Higgins Clark – to a neighbor

8.  Loves Music, Loves to Dance by Mary Higgins Clark – used bookstore

Happy Birthday…

Tara Danielle

Love, Mom

Serious Times…

I’ve had a heart attack – and I guess I want to share with you because I NEVER KNEW I was having one.

On the night of the 25th of May – I was experiencing some acid reflux symptoms.  By 3:30 in the morning I ended up having my neighbor take me to the ER.  They treated me for the acid reflux and sent me home.

The next day I was not feeling very well – and by 6:30 PM – I called one of my neighbors.  When Marilyn arrived, I told her I was very, very weak – she called for the ambulance – and they took me to the ER.  Once I got there they did an EKG – and the doctor came in and told me he felt that I had a heart attack.   They transferred me to Darthmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center Cardiac Unit.

The cardiologist explained that I had a “silent heart attack” – it was spasm caused as opposed to blockage caused.  The heart catheterization showed where it damaged the heart muscle – and my doctor feels that the damage can be reversed if I take the medicine they gave me, follow the things I learn at Cardiac Rehab, and keep my stress level down.

I returned home on the 29th and am improving each day…eating much better, walking around my building, and resting at least twice a day – once in the morning and once in the afternoon…not necessarily sleeping but reading or watching tv for an hour or so…but some times napping, too.

What I want you to know is I had no symptoms!  Nothing…It seems that we women have heart attacks that are very different from men…and we need to be aware of the changes in our bodies.  Believe me, if I have another “acid reflux attack” I will be heading to the ER – I need to know that it is not another heart attack.  Also, be aware of your family history – my father and one of my maternal aunts passed away from a heart attack before reaching their 60s and my mother had a heart attack that required two stints to open some blockage.

Take care of yourselves…and I will be taking very good care of myself.  I want to be around for a lot longer – for my family and myself.

Happy Birthday…

Happy Birthday, Mom.

 96 years old – May 29, 2012

Sorry I’m late posting about your birthday –