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I would like to share my story with Happy Hearts.

I have always been the sort of person who liked to stay fit and always did some form of exercise. Before I retired and was working, I used to swim most days at lunchtime and had horses as well as two children so my life was busy. Once I retired, I still had a horse and rode and of course all the work involved with horses kept me fairly busy. I also walked a lot and went up to Cumbria yearly to horse events and while there would walk the Fells with friends.

All of this to say that I thought I was pretty fit for an old gal.

In 2015 I noticed a small ache or pain under my breast, it would come and go, not last long and also never stopped me from doing anything, but I thought perhaps something wasn’t right so went to see my GP thinking I might have a small ulcer. After several tests and an ECG, the doctor could find nothing wrong, so she decided to do a blood test. A couple of days later the doctor called me to tell me that she was referring me to a cardiologist.

I was shocked! Me? To a cardiologist?

The cardiologist did more tests and another ECG, stating that I was most atypical as I was not overweight, exercised regularly, ate a decent diet and he was a little baffled. After all of these investigations, it was decided that an angiogram would be done to find out what was going on. The right side was fine and then when they continued to the left artery, I was told that I had a 89.9% blockage, so the angiogram turned into an angioplasty.

The moral of this story is, that so very often, especially women, do not always present with heart problems in the way one would expect. I was thin, fit, ate properly but I was a heart attack waiting to happen. Needless to say, for a while I thought my life as it was, was over. I became a bit depressed and thought I wouldn’t be able to do anything exciting ever again. After my incident I did the rehab that the hospital sent me to for six weeks and then ALONG CAME SALLI and the HAPPY HEARTS team.

The rest is history.

I am now 82 years of age and have continued with the classes and I have to say I am so happy and grateful to be part of Happy Hearters, I don’t know what I would have done without the amazing Salli, her team and her band of Happy Hearters.

They keep us healthy mentally and physically, HHers Rock!!

Mosie sent this.

(Maureen Thier, Shaftesbury Community and Online Classes)

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Salisha Cunningham
Salisha Cunningham
Jul 23, 2023

This is my wonderful sister and she is amazing.... nothing holds her down and she never stops always on the go walking dogs, dancing etc love her to bits.

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