Today was Heart Day

United States
August 4, 2022 9:30pm CST
Every year on August 4th I celebrate my own personal "Heart Day." I had a heart attack on August 4th in 2005 (long story but I was going through a divorce) and I am so happy I survived that heart attack. I was 45. They told me when I was in the hospital that only 50% of people that have heart attacks actually survive. I consider myself blessed to have survived it with little to no damage also. So every year I remember that day and thank God that I am still alive. And hope that I have lived my life in a way that He approved of. Today I have survived for 17 years after a heart attack. Hurray! Have you ever had a heart attack?
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5 Aug 22
Congratulations! Happy personal Heart Day! I never had heart issues but I was in a terrible car accident when I was 19 (barely made it) and I celebrate my ‘second birthday’ on October 15th . I also feel blessed and try to live my life accordingly. Cheers to us and many more years to come!
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@cacay1 (83236)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
6 Aug 22
@Greencindere that was a terrible car accident. God saved you.
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• United States
6 Aug 22
@Greencindere We are alike in that what we have been through has helped us to appreciate life more. yes...here's to many more years to come for us both!
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6 Aug 22
@cacay1 Amen He did! I’m blessed I don’t doubt that.
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@Ronrybs (17981)
• London, England
5 Aug 22
Congrats on beating the odds and you look to be well on the path to put off another one
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• United States
6 Aug 22
@Ronrybs Well I had a scare a few weeks ago when I ended up in the hospital, but all seems well now and I have started to walk more and exercise more in general so here's hoping I have a lot of years left here on this earth!
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@marlina (154163)
• Canada
5 Aug 22
Not a heart attack but I had Open Heart Surgery on June 27, 2013.
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@marlina (154163)
• Canada
6 Aug 22
@Kouponkaren , Yes, it was very scary,.
@cacay1 (83236)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
6 Aug 22
@marlina, sorry to hear you had heart surgery, Hoping your heart gets stronger everyday.
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• United States
6 Aug 22
@marlina I hope you are doing well now? That must have been scary,
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@xFiacre (12573)
• Ireland
5 Aug 22
@kouponkaren No, but my daughter had very extensive open heart surgery related to her Downs Syndrome when she was 11 weeks old 21 years ago. On 6 June each year we celebrate Happy Heart Day.
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• United States
6 Aug 22
@xFiacre Oh my that must have been so scary for you and your wife. I am glad she made it through and you all have a special day to celebrate!
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@cacay1 (83236)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
5 Aug 22
God is a loving God You're blessed. My heart is good and strong. I also thanked the Lord. Amen my Father in Heaven.
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• United States
6 Aug 22
@cacay1 I am blessed and I thank God for that every day. I am glad your heart is good and strong. I hope to help my heart be that way also.
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@cacay1 (83236)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
6 Aug 22
@Kouponkaren, just don't eat oily foods, celery and parsley make heart good and strong, exercise too best for heart.
@RubyHawk (99421)
• Atlanta, Georgia
5 Aug 22
I’m lucky. I’ve had health problems but never a heart attack. You’re lucky too. You survived.
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@RubyHawk (99421)
• Atlanta, Georgia
6 Aug 22
@Kouponkaren To me luck and blessings are the same. It’s when something good happens rather than bad.
• United States
6 Aug 22
@RubyHawk I preferred using the term "blessed" rather than lucky as I don't believe in luck but I do believe in God's blessings. I have had many! (Blessings, not heart attacks thankfully!)
@louievill (28851)
• Philippines
5 Aug 22
Congratulations, happy personal heart day!
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@wolfgirl569 (97968)
• Marion, Ohio
5 Aug 22
I havent but a few family members have. Glad you survived.
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• United States
6 Aug 22
@wolfgirl569 Thanks. I am too!
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@JudyEv (328999)
• Rockingham, Australia
5 Aug 22
As you say, not to many survive a heart attack. Good for you. And that's a long anniversary too - 17 years.
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• United States
6 Aug 22
@JudyEv Yes, and every year on that day I feel even more grateful to be alive!
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@nitirrbb7 (4317)
• India
5 Aug 22
I like your spirit you just didn't survive you learnt the meaning of life and have lived the best 17 years of your life. I wish you a healthy life forever hereon.
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@nitirrbb7 (4317)
• India
7 Aug 22
@Kouponkaren Thank you Karen, the most important thing in life is health and nothing more