Heart Attack, Yak, Yak

Life, Laughter and My Cardiac Arrest

by Jef R. Huntsman


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Hardcover
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Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 4/29/2013

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 269
ISBN : 9781483628738
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 269
ISBN : 9781483628745
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 269
ISBN : 9781483628752

About the Book

This is a work of non-fiction, as perceived by the electrical and chemical exchanges within my brain. However, in a few instances, the haze of those things partially erased certain details of a memory, making a nurse’s name, exact features, or the exact content of a conversation elude me. In writing about those memories, I have taken a few liberties, as opposed to leaving them out, for which I hope the reader will find understanding. That being said, the bulk of the book is non-fiction. I have been as accurate as any heart patient can be when shackled with pain meds, beta-blockers, LDL-lowering capsules, stents, by-pass surgery, the twenty-four hour circus of the emergency room, EKG’s , and a mosaic of other heart-healthy devices. I have also double checked my facts to correct the occasional misfiring which may have occurred in my skull, researching medical records and checking with others to verify my recollections.


About the Author

The author, Jef Huntsman, had a heart attack at 48 years-old. The attack came with little warning and changed his life physically and mentally. He was in the middle of going through his fourteen year old sons chemotherapy and cross country hospitalization at the time. Throughout his life Jef rarely visited a doctors clinic and had never been in a hospital except to visit friends and family. In this book he uses his sense of humor and view of the absurdities of the world to portray a patient’s journey through the rigors of our own feeble yet, courageous humanity. It is a memoir of a ten plus year journey of the author’s ups and downs of cardiac life. Jef Huntsman has written three previous books, Frenzy is about growing up in the sixties a time revolution and free love, and Survival among sharks a book about how to deal with salespeople, and Jammin, which follows two boys on a ten day wild ride. Heart Attack, Yak, Yak is the first book the author felt was well written enough to publish. Jef is now working on a new book about the trials of his son’s brain tumor.