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Fitness Minutes: (4,886)
448 1/16/12 2:59 P
Swamikaur, I understand what you're saying. I AM a closer for a deli and usually just have responsibility of washing the floor of the deli. Because people were off over the holidays I found myself washing the floors of the kitchens, sandwich shop and the deli as well at night. I'm 57 and have lost about half of the weight I need to, but I felt like I had been rowing a boat after that! There are many who are younger who do not step up and pitch in and I can see that I'm being used. Like you, I say no more.
Fitness Minutes: (6,936)
4,106 1/15/12 11:48 A
Excellent and well written. I have had a couple of heart attacks and two bypasses. We were in Houston last week for my sister in laws funeral and started experiencing chest pressure events. I did not want to go to a hospital in Houston since I knew that it would interrupt the reason we were there. I waited until we returned to Phoenix and called my cardio. He told me to get to the ER NOW. I did. It was not a heart attack but rather a severe loss of blood. I was admitdted and over the next three days, I received 5 units of blood. I also learned someting. If your stools are black and waxy, you are bleeding internally and this can be life threatening.
I think they found the bleeding polyp and they removed it. Now to watch very carefully. I was having chest pressure (pain) only because my heart was not getting enough blood and was barking at me. I listened.
December 11, 2011, my heart attacked me because I had neglected it and the rest of my physical/spiritual being. This year, 2012, I'm attacking back! I'm going to lose those 39 1/2 pounds I hid myself inside of, show my liver and pancreas who's boss and lose 3 of my 4 blood pressure medications!!!!! I've had it with putting myself on the back burner until the rest of life is squared away. I'm first!!! Everyone and everything else is second. Today I told my boss I was NOT working for someone else who called off. I've never done that before. The people who call off are younger and healthier and their positions require alot of heavy physical work. My body just can't take that anymore. I'm 62 and I shouldn't be slinging a commercial mop in a commercial deli and kitchen anymore. I'm a cook, not a closer. Until now, I've always dropped everything I had planned when work called me at the last minute and gone in for people who won't. What was I thinking? I guess I've finally figured out that it's not that other people are inconsiderate, but that I'm an idiot!! No more. By 12/31/2012, I'll have myself back in full and be healthy, happy and holy again.
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