I’m so excited to announce that I’ve been selected for the Go Red for Women Real Women 2021 class. Since my heart transplant, I’ve shared my story here and other places including a few American Heart Association events on the West coast. With this new role, I’m looking forward to continuing to spread awareness on a national level about peripartum cardiomyopathy and other heart health issues.
It has been a bit since I posted. I’ve been busy finishing up cardiac rehab and getting more involved in a club I am in. To be honest though, I’ve been avoiding this post. The day that I had the stroke was the scariest day of my life. Reliving it isn’t something I am looking forward to. Nonetheless, I cannot tell this story without talking about it.
I almost died several times throughout my hospital stay but I was sedated or so far gone that I don’t remember any of it. That was not the case on December 28th.