Practicing dental hygiene for 47 years in Traverse City, I have been concerned about health for a long time – my patients’ and my own. Being a runner, road biker, mountain biker, x-country skier, and (now) racewalker, I have prided myself with staying in shape.  But, what happened to me on Thanksgiving weekend 2014 was totally life-changing.  Now, newly retired, I have the time to share this experience and make you aware of Broken Heart Syndrome.