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Lisa N.

Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming
Unfortunately, I've been blessed with crummy genetics. That's right, a strong family history of heart disease and a cholesterol level that has hovered around 200 since my early twenties. I have a grandmother that died from a heart attack at age 69, a grandfather that died of a heart attack a year before I was born, a diabetic grandfather didn't recover from quadruple by-pass surgery, and my...

BeaneyJuneSue

Forest Hills, New York
Nomadic grandmother of 8 who likes to travel and live in other countries part time.  Learned to speak passable French and understand a bit of Italian after the age of 50 and am still studying French while living in France six months out of the year.   I joined this site for support.  I cannot take statin drugs because I suffered incredible muscle pain after taking them...
Goals: Lose weight

edterry

Kensington, Maryland
52yr old male with a very strong family history of heart disease and stroke. Every male in my family tree (except for me) has had either a heart attack or stroke by age 48. Tried eating "healthy" and exercising religiously for years, only to be saddled with a very low HDL cholesterol (<32). Started taking niacin six years ago to boost my HDL, and while still eating healthy,...

Alex Ong - MindYourOwnWellness.com

Villa Park, Illinois
Tragedy Turns Ex-Fatty Boy/ Fatty into Bruce Lee of Wellness - Beginning at age six, 'Fatty Boy' was my nickname. As I grew older, my nickname was changed to Fatty. How fun was it to be called a Fatty? I didn't care much, but I do not recall loving it. Although I was very cheerful by nature, consciously and subconsciously, I hated being fat, especially when it came to changing my clothes....

Heart Sisters

Victoria, Canada
I'm a heart attack survivor and a 2008 graduate of the WomenHeart Science & Leadership Symposium for Women With Heart Disease at the world-famous Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. I was also named a 2009 'Women's Health Hero' by 'Our Bodies, Ourselves' of Boston - one of 20 inductees from seven countries acknowledged for women's health activism. I launched my blog HEART SISTERS, all...

watosiha

new london, Wisconsin
I am a married, active 49 year old with two adult children.  A strong history of heart disease on both  parents sides has given me the heart disease gene.  I have suffered a heart attack and have had two stent procedures and three stress tests within an eight month period. Need to connect with other females with similiar medical histories and information to re-discover...

MITCHEL D. Facebook

United States
A physically active 40 year-old gets the news that would forever change his life. Read about living with Americaâ??s #1 killer from the perspective of a survivor trying to regain his active lifestyle and the curve-balls heart disease throws along the way. Heartattackat40 brings news and commentary about the challenges a new survivor faces after getting home from the hospital. Everyone...

Megan

United States
My name is Megan and I'm a Sixteen years old. In 2007 I was diagnosed with Cardiomyopathy. I am currently at Primary Childrens Medical Center waiting for a heart transplant. I will be here until I recieve my new heart!!! But know I just got my New HEART on September, 2 Tuesday 2008. And know I'am home and It's pretty hard liveing life after a Heart Transplant. If you would like to make a...

Julie M.

Birmingham, Alabama
I have always been somewhere between a size 8-10. Fortunatly I am fairly tall so I have always carried my weight well and looked smaller than I really was...UNTIL 2005. I started againing weight and havent stopped. I weight 260lbs. I feel ugly, depressed, embarrased. Im 31 and its very hard to find clothes in my size that arent suitable for the elderly...I am miserable and have been for...

jeannied

California
HI I am 72 years of age and have had P.MR. for 11 years now I am fed up with being on Prednisolone  as it causes so many problems  . I had a Heart Attack in 2004 and surgery and have since had a couple of mild attacks down to the predsoline they tell me I feel unwell most of the time , so over weight although I eat a very healthy diet , I cannot exercise as to much pain also have alot...