Heart Story

Chapter 11: After Cardiac Arrest, Part 3

Chapter 11: After Cardiac Arrest, Part 3

I know this chapter is a long time overdue. For some reason I kept putting off getting into the headspace of my heart story. But now I’m back, and ready to keep writing. It’s been a while since I last posted, so here’s a quick […]

Chapter 10: After Cardiac Arrest, Part 2

Chapter 10: After Cardiac Arrest, Part 2

At the risk of being repetitive (since I’ve already posted about this on Instagram a few times), I want to apologize for taking so long to publish this chapter. About a month ago I hit my head very hard on an open cabinet in my […]

Chapter 9: After Cardiac Arrest, Part 1

Chapter 9: After Cardiac Arrest, Part 1

Hello! Picking up where I left off last week. To catch up, read Chapter 8: Waking Up from a Coma. *** The next morning my family walked into my hospital room at 7:15am. Expecting me to still be asleep, they were amazed to find me sitting […]

Chapter 8: Waking Up From A Coma

Chapter 8: Waking Up From A Coma

I apologize that it took me so long to write this chapter. I’ve had so many happy occasions since I posted the last Heart Story chapter (Chapter 7: Cardiac Arrest, Part 3) – my sister got married, I got engaged, I celebrated a birthday – […]

Chapter 7: Cardiac Arrest, Part 3

Chapter 7: Cardiac Arrest, Part 3

I want to start today’s post with a HUGE thank you to my friend Erica, my aunt, and especially my mom for taking the most meticulous notes while I was in the hospital in a coma. Without them I would have never been able to […]

Why I Decided to Write My Story & How It Feels

Why I Decided to Write My Story & How It Feels

I want to start today’s post with an enormous THANK YOU for reading my story and even more, for the overwhelming love, support and encouragement I’ve received. I’m incredibly touched by every single email, conversation, comment, message and DM. I can’t express how much your kind […]

Chapter 6: Cardiac Arrest, Part 2

Chapter 6: Cardiac Arrest, Part 2

I’d like to preface this chapter by thanking Lizzie, my parents and my aunt for helping me write today’s post. It’s strange, but although I was there the whole time I didn’t actually experience the majority of that night, so I had to rely on […]

Chapter 5: Cardiac Arrest, Part 1

Chapter 5: Cardiac Arrest, Part 1

To catch up on the previous chapter, read Chapter 4: The First Heart Attack, Part 3 *** It’s interesting, after that weekend in the hospital I don’t remember feeling any flutters or pain in my chest for months. I think it’s because I thought the […]

Chapter 4: The First Heart Attack, Part 3

Chapter 4: The First Heart Attack, Part 3

Continuing from where I left off last week. To catch up, read Chapter 3: The First Heart Attack, Part 2 *** I remember asking Sarah to call my mom, tell her I was still in the hospital, and that they think it might be something […]

Chapter 3: The First Heart Attack, Part 2

Chapter 3: The First Heart Attack, Part 2

Picking up on the next chapter of My Heart Story. If you missed Chapter 2, you can read My First Heart Attack, Part 1. *** When I woke up that following morning, I was thankfully feeling a little better. My chest still hurt, but the […]