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August 18, 2012
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Generally I don’t read article on blogs, however I wish to say that this write-up very compelled me to check out and do it! Your writing style has been surprised me. Thank you, quite great post.
So thankful you are sharing your story. I am an overweight woman and am embarrased to go to the doctor. I also think you will be great at spreading the word about heart disease being the number one killer of women-even though most fear breast cancer. Thanks for being so open and honest as always
Is this the little boy we hae watched grow up through your eyes….I think I met him when he was a little guy many years ago on an rfamily cruise! He is growing up too fast but is so adorable!!!
Rosie I am our age , I am about the same weight , I feel young not old .. I come from a simalair background I am a huge fan love your honesty your stoies are so relatable , happy you found love again … But So grateful your alive and well .. this is a wake up call for me to , I will not ignore my wight any longer I will listen to my inner voice thanks to you many woman will not die thanfully.
Be well Roise girl for the kids and Mish ..hell for you
I just read the news Thank God it was caught in time.
Your story made me take a look at myself. I am 45 and I am on statin meds for cholesterol. I have been concerned about myself for awhile my c-reactive protein level is high. I am 15 pounds over weight. My blood pressure goes up and down. Sometimes real high I was told not to worry. I take an aspirin a day but yesterday i was cold and clammy with both shoulders aching it usually passes. Women’s symptoms are so different it’s hard to know what is really happening. Because of your story I am going to look for a cardiologist for a check up. I will keep you in my prayers. Please keep us posted on your recovery. We Love You!
hi cindy. i hope you get a full check up. as a yoga teacher i see bodies of all shapes and sizes and i know the struggle to lose those 15 pounds. i got lucky and found that i like yoga. go find your thing that you like to do regularly – dancing, boxing, jumping on a trampoline and take out one food item – just one (let’s not get too crazy here) that you know does not serve you – it could even be soda and and just give it up. those pounds and your health will return. sending you much support.
Rosie and Michele, holy hell – you are really going through it! This is so unfair. At the same time, so fortunate that you’ve gotten the right treatment. Things are looking up already! Like me, you will embrace each new day with more enthusiasm, appreciate everything in life more and squeeze the kids and each other a bit tighter. Thanks for sharing your stories and using your personal triumph over adversity and your fame to help others. Welcome too to the DTRA family! It truly takes courage to go on the offensive and fight this monster, rather than suffer in silence and fear. I’ve always admired and liked you – I’ve been right.
I wish you both speedy recoveries!
wow what a shocker!…..sending get well wishes from all your Canadian fans!
I am so glad you are well! Again, you are using your personal experience to educate us. You’re the best, Rosie! Hugs to you and your family!
ro real quick, i’ve had high blood pressure all my life & b4 ur un-fortunate incident i’ve been planning on going to the heart doctor to make sure all is well-i will be 60 in february & my family has nothing to do w/me, get’s pretty lonely girlfriend but my point is take better care of urself-ur heart attack was very serious ro, now u’ve got all the time in the world to think about it-all my love penny
rosie, what the h— were u thinking, michele must have been sideways w/u & why didn’t someone call 911 ? i cryed literally, ro ur the bomb & have made me laugh so hard i cry, miss ur tv show but hope u come back on the radio-with ur other halfs health she neds u ro along w/ur family-michele is beautiful, why would u play w/fire with that by ur side, think about it ? i pray for nothing but the best for u, get back to us soon & go get urself another tatoo, i am-all my love penny
Thank you, thank you, thank you for sharing. Your divulging the details of your symptoms is a true gift to all women. A commercial of those symptoms may not have been as effective to us. We can relate to you! Be well – soon!!!!!
Really sorry to hear about your heart attack and so glad you are still with us. I have always watched your show and was really sad when your show was cancelled . I believe in telling people how I feel about them and not at a eulogy…You have always inspired me with your positivity and your kindness to all..I love you take care.
Thank God you are okay, Rosie, and had the fortitude to go to the cardiologist. What a wake up call. Michele must have been mortified! Thank you so much for the reminder of sympoms of a heart attack. Heart disease and attacks are in my family and sometimes I get complacent in paying attention to my health. This reminder is very helpful. I will be buying some Bayer Asperin and putting it in my medicine cabinet right away.
Take care, rest, and get better soon! Your children and Michele need you! The world needs you!
Love and Hugs,
Ro: We love you. Please take care of yourself and get well soon.
Glad you are okay Rosie. One area of medical training that is lacking is the effects of low estrogen in peri and post menopausal women. As we age the risk for heart disease, hyperlipidemia, insulin resistance, weight gain, are occurring because of the decline in hormone levels. Read my story at lovemyhormones.blogspot.com
Heart attack was cause of death for 3 relatives. Sudden. Thank you for sharing to make us more aware!
So glad you are ok!!
PLEASE PLEASE read the book Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease by Caldwell B. Esselstyn, Jr., M.D.
Also…Fork Over Knives (dvd) is a must watch!
All I am going to say is they are both life changers!!! I know this first hand!!
Love you, Rosie!!!
Hi Rosie. So glad you are still with us. Heart disease is more common for women than I ever thought. It runs in my family, but think it will happen to me. Your recent attack woke me up! I will get a thorough check up from my doctor. I had the pleasure of meeting you & Michele at your 50th birthday party in Chicago last March. You were somewhat stressed out because of the show cancellation & didn’t mingle with us. I would have loved to sit down for 5 minutes to ‘visit’. I have followed your career since Star Search & love your sense of humor and your sensitivity. You enspire so many. Thanks for sharing this part of your life with us & I wish you the best in recovery . How are the wedding plans going? I wish you and Michele a very long & happy life together.
Get busy and get the weight off and get your arteries cleaned out. Fiber, antioxidants and detox. You are a great actress and you are doing a lot of good for kids. We need you here a while longer…My mother had 8 heart attacks and 3 strokes beginning at age 52. She lived another 22 yrs and trust me, I thank God for everyday I had with her. She didn’t start watching her diet til she was 72 and then had a double bypass when she needed all 8 done at age 73. The Lord let her live til January 1999. I must say this, I miss her so much. Your kids need you. And you are very young yet, so get it in gear sister! I’m behind you 100%.
My dad had triple bypass surgery 2 years ago age 67 and he runs, weightlifts…eats salmon and spinach, relaxes….one artery 80% blocked, one 90% blocked and one 30% blocked. The only reason he went to the cardiologist is because his favorite cousin, a former major league baseball player years ago, died of a massive heart attack 5 years ago age 65. He was mowing the lawn and BOOM, fell to the ground, my aunt ran outside and my Uncle Joe was dead. So sad. Scared the mess out of my dad and my mom made him go and he had to have surgery the next week. Yup!
Just had similar experience 2 weeks ago and had stent surgery. Real shocker for relatively healthy 55 year old woman. So happy I contacted a cardiologist when symptoms presented themselves. I’ve always followed your career and miss listening to you daily on satellite radio. Any chance you will return? Hope you are recovering and following up with a nutritionist and cardio rehab as I am today. Always hoped to meet you in person one day as I find you both interesting and inspiring. Please let me know if you will be making any personal appearances locally in the near future. I would so enjoy seeing and hearing you speak. Take care!
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