Devastated... Another reason to live healthy.
Wednesday, November 29, 2017
Today started like any other day...
Work (till 4:00 pm)
Get cleaned up
My original plan after dinner was to exercise & get things ready for work tomorrow before sitting down to a good book.
Then, I received the 'dreaded' call nobody wants to hear... My best friend, age 39 (turning 40 in less than a month) had a 'minor' stroke & is in ICU in the hospital. I received the call from her boyfriend (another friend of mine).
Hearing the news, I was devastated... Shocked. My friend & I have known each other for over 20 years (& oh, the memories). During that time, I was always the thinner one of the two. Still am. We've been through everything together. And now, this.
I can only hope for full recovery... With therapy & time, it can happen. When she does recover, my goal is to help her find her inner (thinner) self... I'll do whatever it takes.
(NOTE: This is not the over-weight friend I mentioned in a previous blog who has all the health issues (diabetes, severe asthma, allergies, foot / knee problems (problem walking), failing pancreas, etc.)
The health issues between both friends has increased my motivation to drop the weight & live a healthier life. In the process, I'll be able to help the one (who had the stroke) but probably not the other (because she's in denial & will not listen to anyone's advice about it - weight loss).