urviving SCAD: My Journey to Awareness

urviving SCAD: My Journey to Awareness

As I sit down to write this blog post, I can’t help but reflect on the whirlwind journey that led me to this moment. I am a SCAD heart attack survivor. This week holds particular significance for me and many others like me, as it marks SCAD Awareness Week. SCAD,...
From Heartache to Hardcover: My Journey of Triumph

From Heartache to Hardcover: My Journey of Triumph

This week marks a monumental moment in my life – a day I’ve been dreaming of for years. As I sit here, surrounded by the scent of freshly printed pages and the weight of accomplishment settling on my shoulders, I can hardly believe that the book I poured my...
Mommy and Newborn, Meet SCAD Heart Attack

Mommy and Newborn, Meet SCAD Heart Attack

At 31, I had a spontaneous coronary artery dissection which caused me to have a heart attack. A widowmaker heart attack to be precise. Surviving that was the easy part compared to what I was about to encounter. Exactly two weeks prior, I had just given birth to my...
Living With The Invisible

Living With The Invisible

The hardest thing about living with heart disease and SCAD is that it’s unseen. Just another day in the life of a survivor. Due to my daily aspirin regimen (amongst other things), sometimes a little bump turns into big bruises. My bruises are the only sign on...
SCAD: Understanding the Rare and Dangerous Condition Affecting Women

SCAD: Understanding the Rare and Dangerous Condition Affecting Women

The Mystery of SCAD Spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD) is a condition that can occur suddenly and without any obvious cause. While it is a rare condition, it is also a critical and sometimes life-threatening one, often affecting women. SCAD is characterized...