Wife of 35 years had a heart attack

My wife and high school sweetheart of 35 years of marriage had a heart attack due to heavy family stress.  The ironic part of this situation was that the heart attack occurred so close to the same day her mother had a heart attack and it took her life.  The recommened treatment was to take approxiametly 6-8 weeks off with no stress.  She was modivated to go back to work and she did.  She found a job for a period of time but it required lifting and being around cleaning chemicals in the laundry department.  She tried very hard to change jobs within the company and finally did get away from the lifting and chemicals.  The new job became too stressful also due to lack of training so the job became a problem (Stress Again).  Unfortunately, this job did not pan out for health reasons. When the heart attack occurred we didn't have any insurance coverage at that particular time (90 day waiting period for medical benefits to kick in).  The heart attack medical cost was ($50K).  Recently she had to step away from all of the stress for a period of time (6 to 12 months free of stress).  I don't won't to lose this women who is so precious to me for 37 years.  Being that my wife can't work right now I have to try to keep the family going.  We now have huge medical expenses for heart medication, etc. and this is a person that has never taken any pills.  Life is different now.  We used some insurance and our 401K monies and pension funds to pay the medical bills off and try to continue to live a normal life.  Our next adventure was our furance/AC was flaged as a 'CO' hazarad not to be used for the winter.  We were forced to replaced the unit at a cost of $8400.00.  I applied all of the rebates ($1000.00) that were available toward the billing.  We used the rest of our 401K monies and pension funds to replace the unit and be safe.    Anything would be great to help recover.

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Don McGee 
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Rosemount, MN
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