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Old 12-16-2009, 09:21 AM   #1
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NOW, is the time to take care of yourself

I had a really bad health scare on Sunday morning. I was on the phone with my sister and all of a sudden I started shaking, my chest felt like a truck was parked on it, I could not breathe and I could not catch my breath. My daughter was right in front of me and I started screaming for my wife to call 911. The ambulance was there in less than 10 minutes and I was hooked up to all kinds of stuff and off to the ER in a matter of minutes. After a battery of tests in the ER, the diagnosis is I had an anxiety attack and extremely high blood pressure. Now, I'm 39 years old and on 5 different medicines because I have neglected my health for a long time. NOW, I'm going to begin making changes that I've procrastinated doing for TOO LONG.

My reason in making this post is, please do not take your health for granted and take care of yourself NOW, NOT when an alarm goes off like it did for me. The fear in me and in the eyes of my daughter watching me gasp for air, is something I never want to put her through again. It is my job to take care of her and if I don't take care of myself, I can't take care of her.

PLEASE, if you haven't had a check up recently or you're worried that something is wrong and you're scared, go get it checked out and get it fixed NOW. YOU owe it to yourself and your family.
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Old 12-16-2009, 10:06 AM   #2
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Re: NOW, is the time to take care of yourself

You are so rite Larry, I'm on blood press, colestrol & heart rythem pills.
Glad yer feelin better Boy!
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Old 12-16-2009, 10:06 AM   #3
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Re: NOW, is the time to take care of yourself

Larry I hate to hear that you had that experience but it beats a drop dead heart attach. My friend and neighbor, Ted, dropped dead in the middle of a Bears game back in Oct. He seemed healthy enough but avoided check ups like the plague. Good advice, as we grow older, to see a Dr every so often and live better.

I hope you are feeling better. Live long, enjoy life and love.

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Old 12-16-2009, 10:50 AM   #4
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Re: NOW, is the time to take care of yourself

Larry, the good news is you're still on top of the dirt.
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Xcellent advice.
Glad your're OK and on top of it.
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Old 12-16-2009, 12:38 PM   #6
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Larry I only know you from the forum, but really enjoy your posts and the Wolfe Pit ... Take care of yourself, we want you around for a long time to come! Next step is to follow doctor's orders ... you are paying for the advice, make it a good value.
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Old 12-16-2009, 12:44 PM   #7
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Re: NOW, is the time to take care of yourself

Glad you're feeling better Larry, take care of yourself!!
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Old 12-16-2009, 01:05 PM   #8
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Glad you are feeling better! Take care of yourself and give up the booze, loose women, and fried foods.
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Thats some sound advice!Glad your OK and good luck changing all the bad habbits.
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Well, I'm not prejudiced against online and offline friends like some.... PUFF .

Larry, you're my bud, and I'm happy you're OK....even though you're fat, ugly, lazy, drink too much, and have high blood pressure....You're still my bud. Stick around Pal....do whatever you need to do.

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