An Arrow Through the Heart: One Woman's Story of Life, Love, by Deborah Daw Heffernan

By Deborah Daw Heffernan

In the phrases of Mehmet ounces, MD: “An Arrow throughout the Heart is an epiphany for girls who mistakenly think that they're immune from the ravages of middle illness. utilizing her center as a magnifying glass, Deborah Daw Heffernan offers readers with a window into their souls.”

This groundbreaking memoir was once first pointed out on Oprah Winfrey’s life-saving 2002 exhibit saying heart problems as a number one reason for demise among young women. That tragic truth continues to be real. With either intensity and humor, Deborah Daw Heffernan recounts her first 12 months of restoration from the large middle assault that ambushed her in a gradual yoga class—during the major of her lifestyles and regardless of her impeccable healthiness history.
 
starting from high-stakes motion within the OR at Massachusetts normal clinic in Boston to quietly unfolding seasons on a lake in Maine, An Arrow in the course of the Heart is a relocating and informative tale of what it takes to discover one’s personal route to real therapeutic. eventually, Heffernan combines allopathic and complementary medication to create a smart restoration technique for our instances. She touchingly describes her husband’s devotion and the toll that her heart problems takes on him, in addition to how he, too, grew from the event. Weaving their tale with the lives of friends and family, Heffernan demonstrates how disease may be transformative for all involved.
 
not just an empowering significant other for cardiac sufferers, this clinical vintage is a consultant to restoration from catastrophic switch of any style. specially, it's a strong testomony to the unforeseen pleasure which may come from best a lifetime of said impermanence. Updates contain cardiovascular facts for today’s reader, hyperlinks to the author’s web site and different assets, a brand new part on SCAD (spontaneous coronary artery dissection), and— spoiler alert—a middle transplant in 2006. All author’s proceeds are donated to cardiac causes.


Deborah Daw Heffernan is a graduate of Georgetown and Harvard Universities. She has labored as a instructor in Switzerland, an affiliate dean at Boston collage, and a contract author. For fourteen years she was once vice chairman of a number one Boston-based company training/consulting firm—until a near-fatal center assault replaced her lifestyles eternally. She lives together with her husband, Jack, on a small lake in Maine.
 

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