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My mom had a minor heart attack yesterday afternoon/evening. She stuck it out at work for a while since random arm pain is just kind of confusing, but got her sister to take her to the hospital in the evening. She still needs a cardiac cath and they might install a stent, but it looks like the incident was minor and she shouldn't have lost too much heart function.

PSA: Women's heart attacks often occur with no chest pain. Mom had a pain in her arm below the elbow that gradually expanded to her back, followed by what felt like a long hot flash: flushed skin and excessive sweating. When she got to nausea, she realized the hospital was a good idea. Cardiac enzyme tests confirmed a heart attack.

(Hormone therapy puts many trans people at increased risk of complex health issues, so I would recommend watching out for alternate symptoms regardless of gender expression if that applies to you.)

Please take care of yourselves, everyone!

Date: 2015-05-20 03:16 pm (UTC)
heavenscalyx: (Default)
From: [personal profile] heavenscalyx
Holy crap! Wow, good for your mom going to the hospital once the nausea hit. Random arm pain is, indeed, confusing.

I'm so sorry -- this scare can't help with everything else both of you are dealing with right now.

Date: 2015-05-21 07:25 am (UTC)
boxofdelights: (Default)
From: [personal profile] boxofdelights
I wish your mom well.

Date: 2015-05-22 02:26 am (UTC)
umadoshi: (hands full of light and water (roxicons))
From: [personal profile] umadoshi
I'm really glad to hear she went to the hospital! So scary. I hope she recovers well.

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