Today I went to visit a very good friend of mine, Frank. I go to see him every week to do his grocery shopping, do his laundry, wash dishes and clean up a little, whatever needs to be done. Frank has COPD and can't be without oxygen at all, He hasn't left the house in 6 months and that was just for a doctor visit. Frank had a heart attack about 7 years ago and has been going downhill since. He's 72 now.
The reason he had a heart attack was:
1 His cholesterol was extremely high causing blockages in his coronary arteries from guess what:
a His diet was mostly take out burgers, KFC etc.
b He only drank coffee period, never water
c He had not exercised a day in his life
d he never went to a doctor for regular check ups
e He ignored all the signs (Shortness of breath, chest tightness/pains)
It's so sad what people do to their bodies and don't even realize it! Back then there was no education about your body and health.
He is on all the right medications but "it's too late for him" to get any of his health back. He can't exercise because he only has 30% of his lungs functioning.
I asked Frank if he could change one thing in his life what would that be and he said he wished he would have taken better care of himself.
"It's too late"
The good news is it's not to late for us, we all have the education, tools and SUPPORT right here at SP if we use them.
Frank was one of my reasons for changing my lifestyle. Don't be like Frank, work the program now, not tomorrow, now, so you can have a long, healthy fulfilling life!