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Day 3 - Family Day

It's Sunday -- Family Day -- and my uncle, aunts, and cousin are here in the province to visit my grandmother. I always loved family day because it gives me a chance to get back in touch with family.

Topic of the day is my diet and my illnesses. It's no secret that our family is very open with each other and that I'm very thankful that our family sticks together through thick and thin. I feel definitely lucky that I was born into this family even though almost everyone's got health problems among other problems in life.

One of my aunts also has heart ailments/abnormalities and she's now 50+ years old. We have the same congenital heart disease (mitral valve prolapse), hypertension, and high cholesterol levels. But she's very strong and has the brightest outlook in life. I definitely admire her and look up to her as far as being strong and sticking through it goes. I'd like to live up to 50 or even more (my grandpa lived up to 72, and was strong for most of the time except when cancer decided to bring him down once and for all).

So the lesson for the day is that I should stick with it -- I'm young and I've got my life still ahead of me.

Good thing I'm getting a hang of eating less now. This diet thing isn't so bad after all.

Until tomorrow.

Comments

  1. Hey there Dean,

    As a double heart valve replacement patient, I can relate to wanting to live a long life. Each day is a blessing.

    FYI, I had aortic stenosis not mitral valve prolapse.

    How are you doing these days?

    Cheers,
    Adam

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  2. Hi Adam!

    Thanks for leaving a comment. I'm doing alright now though, the diet is going strong -- being able to maintain the diet I started :).

    My BP's controlled now at 120 / 80 and I'm sticking to the medication -- it's doing wonders, and I do hope to be able to blog about my health again soon.

    Thanks again for dropping a line!

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