It has been a day! Life and death, health and sickness intertwined in my life today and I’m not even working! The day started with me talking to one of my best friends who has changed the families eating habits because her husband has high blood pressure with complications at 41. Both of us agreeing he is too young to have these issues. She has taken to writing down what he should eat , eliminated the junk food for every one. This is difficult but she is doing the right thing. The next conversation is with an elderly aunt who has smoked all my life, she’s puzzled why she was diagnosed with high blood pressure. She’s the skinny one she says “why did I get it?” I explain high blood pressure runs in our family. Her mother , father and grandmother had it. I’m sure at 70 years old this isn’t the first time she’s heard this. She is planing on quitting tomorrow. I hope and pray this will happen. Next (I told you it was a day) another friend has been told she should get tested for the breast cancer gene because of family history. If positive, get a prophylactic mastectomy. She is passing on this now. I must admit I think I would pass. Last but not least a college classmate has died suddenly of a heart attack. We were not close but it is sad and shocking when a someone your age dies. This is all too much for me to thing about in one day, but I just have to focus on me doing the right thing to stay healthy. Finally Osama Bin Laden is DEAD!! In a day that has been painful that news is JOY!!
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