Archives for November 2011

“I think there’s something wrong with me. In case I don’t get back in time, you’d better stay here and take Owen to camp.” I said something like this to my husband around 8:30 a.m. on a Sunday morning, after I’d spent the whole night awake, whimpering in pain and popping Advil four at a […]

I got the results of my first post-heart attack stress test today, and the news is good. Very good. My total cholesterol went from 230 to . . . (drumroll) . . . 106! My LDL (bad) cholesterol went from 180 to . . . 58!! My HDL (good) cholesterol also dropped a little, from […]

If you are one of the millions like me named Jennifer, you know the Jenny song. You know, “Jenny, I got your number. I’m gonna make you mine. Jenny, don’t change your number . . . 867-5309 ee i en.” That one. (Once at a work/social event for my husband, the band asked if anyone […]

This is the best news I’ve heard in a long time. And by long time, I mean since August 14, the day of my heart attack. It turns out that your body will, if you treat it properly, mount its own defense against heart disease and future heart attacks. It grows extra, natural bypass vessels […]

Did you know today is National Start Eating Healthy Day? I didn’t either, but thankfully not too much of the day has passed and I didn’t eat unhealthy yet. Phew. But seriously, in honor of today – a campaign of the American Heart Association – here are some eating healthy resources I like. “25 Ridiculously […]