“Glee” star Dot Jones has spoken out after being rushed to the hospital to undergo emergency heart surgery.
The 56-year-old took to Instagram to say how lucky she was, writing: “I’m a lucky girl in more ways than one!! Truly blessed!!”
Jones’ post comes after it was revealed her wife, Bridgett, took her to the same doctor who saved her life back in 2017 after she suffered a stroke. They discovered Jones had what’s called a widowmaker heart attack, which could have been fatal.
Jones had recently been experiencing a “severe burning sensation in her chest area.” One of her arteries was 99 per cent blocked.
The actress explained Saturday on Instagram how she’d suffered the heart attack then had an angiogram and a stent put in to open the blood flow.
She posted, alongside some snaps:
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I WANT TO SHARE THIS WITH ALL OF YOU! THESE TWO PICTURES ARE OF THE LEFT ANTERIOR DESCENDING ARTERY ALSO KNOWN AS THE WIDOW MAKER! THE PIC WITH THE RED CIRCLE SHOWS A 99% BLOCK! THE OTHER PIC SHOWS THE ARTERY AFTER THE STENT WAS PLACED. THIS IS MY HEART, THIS WAS MY HEART YESTERDAY! I HAD A HEART ATTACK THEN I HAD AN ANGIOGRAM LATE LAST NIGHT AND A STENT PUT IN TO OPEN THE BLOOD FLOW! OUR AMAZING HEART DR FIXED IT!! I LOVE HIM SO MUCH AS HE IS THE DR WHO SAVED BRIDGETT AFTER HER STROKES!! I HAD BEEN HAVING A BURNING SENSATION ACROSS MY CHEST WHILE WALKING AND WHEN I WOULD STOP WALKING IT WENT AWAY! WHEN I WENT TO THE INTERNIST I WAS TOLD IT WAS BRONCHIAL SPASMS, THAT THEY WOULD GO AWAY! A WEEK LATER IT WAS GETTING WORSE I WENT BACK THEN TOLD IT WAS ASTHMA! AND GIVEN AN INHALER WHICH DID NOTHING ! I THANK GOD FOR @bridgettcjones MAKING MY APPOINTMENT WITH DR NGUYEN! KEEP ASKING QUESTIONS AND ANYTHING AROUND THE HEART AREA OR ANYTHING YOU'RE NOT SURE OF!! WOMEN HAVE DIFFERENT SYMPTOMS THEN MEN AND NOT ALL THE SAME! I AM BEYOND LUCKY AND TRULY BLESSED TO BE HERE!! THANK YOU EVERYONE FOR THE LOVE!! I LOVE YALL!!