Hi all. Since this is a new community, I would like to get things started by posting a personal testimony. I encourage others to do the same!
It never crossed my mind that I would get a heart attack - I have no history of it in my family and I generally take care of myself. However, one day I experienced pain in my left arm all the way up to my jaw. I honestly did not realise that I had symptoms. Once I also started to feel pain in my chest, my husband rushed me to the hospital where the doctors found a blockage.
It has been a couple of years since that incident, and I have had to make a lot of adjustments. At 60, you really have to be on top of prevention. The hardest part was (and continues to be) managing my blood pressure, since I am a person who stresses over every detail in my life. However, every adjustment is worth the sacrifice.