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Scots mum who had heart attack on holiday makes full recovery to fly home for daughter's wedding

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A woman who almost died when she had a heart attack on holiday recovered and flew home just in time to watch her daughter walk down the aisle.Charmaine Kennedy, 49, was in Lanzarote, Spain, with her partner, Michael Young, 62, a retired train driver, in April 2024 for a seven day break.

But two days before the pair were due to fly home, on April 25, 2024, Charmaine felt a 'dull ache' in her back after spending the day by the pool.She had an early night and woke up the next day feeling fine until around 5pm when the pain came back and spread to her shoulder and jaw.

Charmaine said the pain was so 'intense' and she got a taxi to the medical centre in Playa Blanca.After she was examined, Charmaine was transported to The Jose Molina Orosa Hospital - where she was told she was having a heart attack and had emergency surgery to repair her blocked arteries.

After six days in hospital, Charmaine was discharged and she and Michael headed back home to Glasgow, Scotland - arriving the day before their daughter, Nicola Griffin, 29, tied the knot with her partner, David, 30, on May 4.Charmaine, a travel agent, from Glasgow, Scotland, said: "When I got to hospital I remember my sundress being cut open and my shoes being taken off.

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