Rosie O’Donnell Resting/Blogging After Heart Attack

Outspoken comedienne Rosie O’Donnell is saying it’s a “miracle” that she’s alive after suffering a heart attack last week.

In a blog titled “my heart attack,” the 50-year-old star recalls falling ill with debilitating chest pains as she aided a woman who was stuck in her car.

Ro writes:

“i had an ache in my chest
both my arms were sore
everything felt bruised
muscular — i thought”

She continued going through the day but “the pain persisted.” Finally, she writes, her skin was “clammy” but she was “very, very hot. I threw up.”

“maybe this is a heart attack
i googled womens heart attack symptoms
i had many of them
but really? — i thought — naaaa”

She took Bayer aspirin — just like she had seen in ads on TV — and headed for the emergency room. Doctors discovered that 99% of Rosie’s coronary artery was blocked. They inserted a stent and she is now at home resting comfortably.

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But Ro can’t stop thinking about what could have been had she ignored the warning signs.

“They call this type of heart attack/the Widow Maker/i am lucky to be here.”

It’s been a tough year for the Emmy-winning former talk show host. Oprah’s struggling OWN pulled the rug out from under her ill-fated gabfest earlier this year. And just a few months later, Rosie’s fiancee, Michelle Rounds, was diagnosed with a rare cancer-like disease called desmoid tumors.