Friday, December 07, 2012
So a week ago at a church function one of the members (younger guy, in his 30's) announced he was going to have heart surgery. That heart problems run in the family and it wasn't that invasive, just a through the thigh kind of thing. He is a bigger guy, overweight, carried mostly in his belly. I had to glue my lips shut because I wanted to ask if his doctor said it could have been prevented with a better diet and a healthier weight. Why is it so hard for us to realize that if there is a family history of something and it could largely be prevented by just taking better care of ourselves?
Mostly I glued my lips shut because I am in the same boat. Overweight and on blood pressure pills but I am well aware that if I lost the weight I wouldn't need the pills.
Some days it is so hard to remember to put into action all the knowledge. But carry on we will and make ourselves what we want to be.