In December 2004, I had a heart attack. I was 54 years old.
I have a family history of diabetes and everything that goes with it. I lost one brother and a sister to heart disease in their 50’s. You think I would have known to take better care of myself with a family history like that. I would say that my health at the present time is fair to good because I don’t take care of myself like I should.
I have recently began (again) to maintain a healthy diet, eat right and hopefully live a long life with my new grandson. I am walking every morning ( a little slow to begin with) but if you come by Park Ridge Hospital you will see me there with my dog Riley (who also needs to lose a few pounds). He enjoys it but runs for the car as soon as he gets tired. Most of the time I put him in the car and walk a little farther, challenging myself to get moving.
My motto since my heart attack has been “keep moving” but I often lose sight of my goals. Thank you.
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