(CBS News) Rosie O'Donnell says she is "lucky to be here" after suffering a heart attack last week.
O'Donnell, 50, detailed the experience on her blog Monday, saying that she helped lift an "enormous woman" out of her car on Aug. 14 - and that a few hours later, her chest ached, her arms were sore, she became nauseous and had clammy skin.
She initially thought she had pulled a muscle, she continued, but then added in her free-verse writing style, "Maybe this is a heart attack/i googled womens heart attack symptoms/i had many of them/but really? - i thought - naaaa."
O'Donnell said she took some Bayer aspirin ("Thank god/saved by a tv commercial/literally") and went to a cardiologist the next day.
She said her coronary artery was 99 percent blocked. A stent was inserted.
"They call this type of heart attack/the Widow maker/i am lucky to be here," she wrote. "Know the symptoms ladies/listen to the voice inside/the one we all so easily ignore/CALL 911/save urself."
The comedian recently hosted "The Rosie Show" on the Oprah Winfrey Network. It was canceled in March.