Mark Taylor, a veteran health reporter for Post-Tribune, tells the story of his heart attack rather humorously. Gratefully, all turned out just fine.
But his story demonstrates the most common reaction to new chest tightness: rationalization and denial.
And how many times have I heard similar stories?
More often than not. I would even go so far to say his story is typical.
Unfortunately for many others, not all of these stories had such happy endings.