Lessons From a Hospital Bed…My Hospital Stay and My Life Manifesto

September 16, 2010 — 3 Comments

 

During our flight back from California this weekend, I had (what I thought was) a minor issue on the flight. I passed out. Not the type of fainting where you stand up too fast. No. I really was out for the count. As a result I was immediately diagnosed with a severe case of Worried Wife Syndrome.

My lessons from these past couple of days:

  1. I’m in outstanding condition. I have no heart issues, no brain tumors, and no clogged arteries. I have a very low resting heart rate, and am fit as can be. Raw Raw Team Steve!
  2. My health is extremely important to my family. My wife kind-a-sort-a-lost-it when I claimed there was nothing wrong with me. She wouldn’t hear it. In fact the only real reason I came willingly is because of my friend Brian who is fighting some very serious health issues. I didn’t want to repeat his mistakes (not going to the doctor early). I also saw the fear in Sheri’s eyes. She was seriously worried and when she gets worried, it means there’s reason for concern.
  3. I have issues with cholesterol. While nothing urgent today, this becomes a bigger issue later. It’s strange to me because Sheri’s cholesterol is outstanding ~ we eat the same, exercise the same amount, and drink very little. This is an area I have to now make a life change in.

I never considered how important it is to my family that I am healthy. In My Life Manifesto I discuss life style and fitness as key parts of my life. I guess it’s time to pay closer attention to this thing called cholesterol. I assumed only unhealthy people had to deal with this stuff…

Go get your cholesterol checked today. Why? Because real men protect their families, and protecting your health is key to protecting your family.

What assumptions do you have about your health?

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3 responses to Lessons From a Hospital Bed…My Hospital Stay and My Life Manifesto

  1. 

    Lesson-momma’s always right : )

    • 

      Noreen….I love youto death, but…
      technically I was right. I’m healthy as a can be and now the doctors have backed me up with it. But, I have to admit better safe than sorry! If my wife gets scared, I better listen. Thanks!

  2. 

    Welcome to my world brotha!! I just went from 40 mg of Zocor to 80 mg of Liptor as a preventive measure and I run half marathons for bordem, however, my family history is weighing me down with active members having heart attacks before the age of 50. At least you know where you are going when you die……you gotta one ticket to heaven. Revelations describes in detail. lol

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