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Rosie O’Donnell Had a Heart Attack, Blogs About It

In a blog post on her website, Rosie O’Donnell revealed that she had a heart attack last week. After helping an obese woman out of her car, Rosie writes that she started experiencing what turned out to be symptoms of a heart attack:

a few hours later my body hurt

i had an ache in my chest

both my arms were sore

everything felt bruised

 

muscular – i thought

strained or pulled tissue

i went about my day

the pain persisted

 

i became nauseous

my skin was clammy

i was very very hot

i threw up

 

maybe this is a heart attack

i googled womens heart attack symptoms

i had many of them

but really? – i thought – naaaa

 

i took some bayer aspirin

thank god

saved by a tv commercial

literally

 

i did not call 911

50% of women having heart attacks never call 911

200,000 women die of heart attacks

every year in the US

 

by some miracle i was not one of them

the next day i went to a cardiologist

the dr did an EKG and sent me to the hospital

where a stent was put in

 

my LAD was 99% blocked

they call this type of heart attack

the Widow maker

i am lucky to be here

Lucky indeed that Ro lived to tell her tale as 2012 has already been a year of tremendous loss. What with Phyllis Diller passing away at the tender age of 95, the world of bawdy female comedians would never be the same.