Thursday, January 10, 2013
As though I need a reminder when I'm a regular member of SP, the ultimate reinforcer, my recent visit to the emergency room shook me awake further.
I brought someone into the ER recently and, as a helper, was able to sit there while waiting and observe. It reminded me that the decisions I make today - both large and small - may help me stay healthy in the future.
I also had an interesting short conversation with a nurse about water. He said that the first thing most patients need when they arrive in the ER is fluids. That, when asked if they drank water that day, they say yes and proceed to list coffee and soda. He said many think that as long as they drink liquids, that counts as water.
Several years ago, I heard a MD on the radio talk about just how important water really is - going into specifics that were astounding as to diseases that eventually thrive in bodies that are relatively arid. Since then, I have been a preacher of sorts reminding friends and family to drink drink drink.
Wishing all a wonderful 10th day of this "new" year that is already moving right along.