Monday, September 03, 2012
Well now that's a mixed bag isn't it?
Just got back from spending two weeks with my dad in the States. An eye-opener. He got some bad news while I was there, and I heard many frightening things about his health situation. He's struggled with heart disease for many years, as well as other really odd health problems. The heart disease might or might not be related to lifestyle choices....or it might well be related to radiation exposure in the late 1960's. Or Agent Orange exposure in Viet Nam. Perhaps a combination of all three.
I don't understand the technical medical terms, but basically his heart function has dramatically decreased recently and he needs a pacemaker. Only thing that concerns him about all that is the fact that he'll be cooped up in the hospital for three days while the pacemaker function is adjusted. Big relief all around that he's willing to have the procedure done as quickly as possible.
Just scary for me to be looking at all this and wondering what's hereditary and what's not. Do I know what I need to do? Oh hell yes, I know. Get active again, and shed some weight.
Before I went to Kansas, I had about two weeks where I quit eating wheat. Husband reports my snoring was lessened. Why is it so hard to quit eating the seductive stuff when I know it's so bad for me? I think because I only get niggling little symptoms of intolerance. Nothing really unbearable....well, apart from bad heartburn and upset stomach. rolling eyes.
I'd resent it if someone else kicked my butt. I'd resent it mightily. I need to kick my own butt. I need to quit whining and start doing.