In 2009, my late husband had a heart attack. He had been having chest pains for about 2 weeks prior, but neglected to tell me because he figured they were related to his ankylosing spondylitis.
That changed our world forever.
Then 3 months later, he had another one.
I wouldn’t have gotten another 3 years with him, without the amazing skills of the doctors and nurses. All of which was backed by the reasearch done by the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
In just over a week, I’ll be doing the Big Bike Ride with the Heart & Stroke Foundation in Williams Lake.
I’m hoping to raise at least $250.
If you have $5, $10, $20 or more that you’re willing to donate – please go here to donate: http://www.kintera.org/faf/donorReg/donorPledge.asp?ievent=1096476&lis=0&supId=408088118
He died in June 2012. In 23 days it will have been 2 years. I recently was looking through old texts and saw one from him that said he was going to get serious now about losing weight and getting healthy.
3 days later he went into the hospital.
He didn’t die of a heart issue – although his heart was affected – but I believe that the pancreatitis came on as a result of the many medications he was on due to both the ankylosing spondylitis and the heart condition.
I am grateful for every day I got with him. I want to help others have those days with their loved ones.