Post-Heart Attack Life

Life happens in layers, I think, each action and each event having far-reaching implications, many of which are not known until months or years later. We spent the months after Matt’s heart attack (if you haven’t read the story, see here for parts one, two, three, four, and the aftermath) focusing on making the necessary… Continue reading <span class="screen-reader-text">Post-Heart Attack Life</span> <span class="meta-nav" aria-hidden="true">→</span>

the heart attack (part four: New York)

You can check out parts one, two, and three of our heart attack saga if you haven’t already. The next morning, Saturday, Danny and Sharon came back to the hospital, and then Danny stayed with Matt while Sharon and I went back to the hotel for me to shower, which felt wonderful! The cardiologist –… Continue reading <span class="screen-reader-text">the heart attack (part four: New York)</span> <span class="meta-nav" aria-hidden="true">→</span>

The Heart Attack (Part Three: Utica ICU)

You may want to check out part one and part two if you haven’t already! When we got to St. Elizabeth’s in Utica, we were taken right up to the Cardio-Thoracic ICU. Again I had to wait in the waiting area while they got Matt settled. Matt’s sister Stacey arrived while I was waiting –… Continue reading <span class="screen-reader-text">The Heart Attack (Part Three: Utica ICU)</span> <span class="meta-nav" aria-hidden="true">→</span>

the heart attack (part two: Rome)

If you haven’t read part one of this story here, you may want to check that out before continuing to read here! It was snowing outside, and it was about a 35-minute ambulance ride to the nearest hospital. From the ambulance, I called my mom and my friend Tammy in Chicago and asked them to… Continue reading <span class="screen-reader-text">the heart attack (part two: Rome)</span> <span class="meta-nav" aria-hidden="true">→</span>

the heart attack (part one: Camden)

As many of you probably already know, while we were in New York for Matt’s sister Denya’s funeral, Matt actually had a heart attack. I’m still not entirely certain how to write about this event in our lives – it’s still pretty raw, and I think it’s something that we’re going to be continuing to… Continue reading <span class="screen-reader-text">the heart attack (part one: Camden)</span> <span class="meta-nav" aria-hidden="true">→</span>