Heart Attacks

Well, I must apologize to all my readers for not posting anything for the last 3 months. It has been an interesting 3 months. Not one I would like to repeat on the one hand but filled with blessings on the other. My husband had a heart attack last November actually 2 and I just haven’t had much time to write. He is fine now, but I have become more intimately acquainted with the heart and causes of heart attacks than I really wanted to and felt it was time I shared some of that with my readers. I have come to realize that heart attacks can strike anyone at anytime and you don’t have to be a prime candidate to have that little pleasure. My husband didn’t fit the profile and they really haven’t figured out why he had one. I have my theories that I will share with you at a later time. The reason the doctors were stumped was because  he has no family history of heart disease, or diabetes, doesn’t smoke or drink, has low blood pressure and a slow heart rate; he is slender and exercises and had a cholesterol count of 177. He usually eats healthy but he did love his cokes and McDonald’s hamburgers. Now his heart attack was caused by a cholesterol blockage in the left descending ventricle that required 2 stints to open it up. As the doctor said if his friends hadn’t got him to the hospital so fast from the golf course I would have been a widow. This type of heart attack has the lovely name of widow maker. As the doctors tried to piece together the puzzle of why he had a heart attack they could really come up with only one thing; cholesterol, his triglycerides and LDL’s were on the high side  and the good HDL’s was on the low side. Now we are not talking about off the chart kind of cholesterol, simply in the range of acceptable cholesterol his was on the high and low sides. So why did he have one? My theory is McDonalds and coca cola, that and the fact that most of our foods are processed, refined and filled with additives and chemicals until our bodies can’t recognize what is food and what isn’t. I don’t think I have to say much in the way of the harm fast food can do to our bodies because “Super Size Me” did that very well, but I do have a lot to say about coke and caffiene that I will share with you next time.

Until then, go to Subway and cut down on the number of cokes you drink.

Kris