But it wasn’t just that she was tired. Her blood sugars were “going crazy,” she said. Her blood pressure, usually low, was “sky-high.” She became exhausted during strolls along San Antonio’s River Walk, and especially when climbing stairs.
“My heart was trying to tell us what was going on, but no one picked up on it,” she said.
In June of 2015, Vickie was gardening when she stepped on a stone that punctured the skin of her left heel. As her foot began to swell, she eventually visited a podiatrist. “The podiatrist told me either I have immediate surgery or I could lose my foot ,” Vickie said. She went into surgery the next day at Mission Trail Baptist Hospital in San Antonio. But while in recovery, Vickie’s underlying health problems finally caught up with her.
She had a massive heart attack.