Tuesday, July 31, 2018



41 YEARS AGO AUGUST FIRST MY MOTHER NEEDLESSLY DIED FROM A HEART ATTACK BECAUSE SHE WAS A WOMEN

It blows my how many doctors continue to claim this is not an issue for women.  GoRedforwomen.org https://www.goredforwomen.org is a great resource for women and heart disease.  Every year I tell my female readers if the ER or a doctor dismisses you if you think you are having a heart attack find another doctor.

My mother was hated by Nassau County Medical Center after she got the DOJ to force them to post all signs in Spanish and English in 1976.  I was with her during the first attack.  I saw what I saw.  The ER ignored her and sent her home after some cursory tests.  

A few days later she went back in an ambulance.  The ER immediately dismissed her and ordered her to the mental health ward - diagnosis female hysteria.  Yes this is what doctors called female heart disease.  Within minutes of being put into her bed she vomited - a sure sign of a heart attack.  Within 15 minutes she was dead of a massive heart attack - having been diagnosed with female hysteria and committed to the psych ward.  The sac around her heart filled with fluid and crushed her heart.  Even for 1977, it should have been a simple diagnosis, but not with doctors who believed heart disease was not a female problem.

Again ladies visit the web page above and watch the video.  If a doctor dismisses you, find a new doctor.  Know your health and the truth about women and heart disease.


MOM IT MAY BE 41 YEARS LATER, BUT IT HURTS NO LESS

This evening when I realized tomorrow would be August 1st it hit hard.  Wednesday will be hard.  The pain never gets better.  A mother is your moral compass.  She never stood down from a battle for equality.  She lived 29 of her 58 years in a country where she suffered discrimination for who she was.  She left a home in Nicaragua with 7 maids to live as a Hispanic widow with 7 kids facing discrimination from the day she arrived in the US when daddy was asked to leave a restaurant in Houston for being with a dark women to dying in a hospital which hated her for forcing them to put signs in English and Spanish.  I learned no matter how hard things are you never stand down from justice. 

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