After surviving a rare coronary artery dissection and massive heart attack while nine months pregnant, Nefertari has devoted her life to uplifting other heart patients and promoting heart health awareness.
Sep 28 2012
Ailing Hearts, Connected by a Clasp
Even before my heart attack I loved to make jewelry. I frequented a quaint wholesale jewelry making shop called Hagztogs on Samson Street in Philadelphia, PA.Whenever I would go in I would laugh and joke with the family that owns the business, as ...
Sep 26 2012
Congestive Heart Failure and The Common Cold
As a heart patient I am very aware of my surroundings, especially during cold and flu season.To the average healthy person the common cold is a seasonal annoyance, and sometimes even troublesome enough to cause people to miss days from work or sch...
Sep 20 2012
Little Jake's Heart of Gold
I had take my daughter to the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia every six months to monitor her juvenile arthritis. Occasionally after a visit, my daughter would feel a little down, but would perk up after sometime and a little pep talk. Ho...
Sep 17 2012
A Daily Checklist
We all have our daily routines, and over time, these tasks become like a second nature. However, I have to admit that even after four years, taking my daily heart medication alludes me at times. I do well most of the month. Every Sunday, I sit ...
Sep 13 2012
Migraines and Heart Disease
Along with a serious heart condition, I also suffer from regular migraines.It started when I was ten years old -- back then they called them "sinus headaches." My head would hurt badly I couldn't move...I couldn't even cry. I couldn't tolerate ...
Sep 10 2012
The 2012 Presidential Election and My Health
The upcoming presidential election is a big one for me, not because there is a candidate with a certain skin color or one of a particular religion, butbecause now I have to look at this election through the eyes (and with the heart) of a disable...
Sep 06 2012
One Day Up, Two Days Rest
Four years ago, I experienced a SCAD (spontaneous coronary artery dissection), which lead to my development of heart disease. Because everything happened so quickly, it has taken me a while to accept how much this event has changed my life.Be...
Aug 31 2012
Coping with Depression After Heart Attack
After a heart attack, some people -- though not all -- are left disabled. Perhaps it's due to the emotional effects of the pain and suffering from such a traumatic experience, or the actual physical damage done to the heart muscle itself. As ...
Aug 24 2012
Heart Disease and People Pleasers
Most people wouldn't think that a thin, athletic, energetic 34-year-old mother of five would have any risk factors for heart disease. And I didn't. At least, not the usual ones, but looking back, I believe that certain behaviors may have put me ...
Aug 23 2012
Trusting Your Heart (And Your Gut)
It's a sad reality that heart disease is the number one killer of women in this country, but the fact that women experiencing symptoms of heart disease are more likely to be diagnosed with gas is even scarier. As a heart patient,I know the differ...