Hoops for Heart Campaign

Smarts Donation Page

Good morning everyone! I’m sorry for being so distant the last couple of days, with not posting or commenting. I have been busy researching the Hoops for Heart Campaign Drive that Smarts and I are participating in. We are both so excited to do this in honor of my Dad, her “Pops”. Cute little story really quick…

When I was little my oldest brother and I used to annoy the heck out of my Dad by calling him Pops, it made him feel old and he hated it. When my daughter began to talk, I taught her that his name was Pops just for a little bit of annoyance (funny annoyance, not pissy) and he took right to it. He said my children can call him anything as long as they call him. So now he’s Pops and loves the name.

Anyway, I want to let everyone know that drinking to excess can kill your heart. Alcoholism doesn’t just strike at your liver, it can kill every organ in your body, including your brain. We mostly refer to alcoholism as killing your liver because cancer of the liver is the most common illness associated with alcoholism. There is no rhyme or reason to how alcoholism effects our body, this killer disease doesn’t just want to be your drinking buddy, it wants to kill you and if given enough strength; it will kill you.

Some Warning Signs of a Heart Attack include:

* Uncomfortable pressure, squeezing, fullness or pain in the center of the chest that last more than a few minutes or goes away and comes back.
* Pain or discomfort in one or both arms, the back, neck, jaw or stomach.
* Shortness of breath with or without chest discomfort.
* Other signs such as breaking out in a cold sweat, nausea or lightheadedness.

List compiled by the AHA and can be found on there website.

I am in no way shape or form have a PhD and I certainly do not play a doctor on TV, so please if in doubt talk with a doctor as soon as possible.

If you are an alcoholic or just “think” you have a drinking problem I can direct you to help if you would like it, just shoot me a comment and I’ll get back with you ASAP.
And I also need to make a note here, that names (atleast mine and my family’s) are anonymous so if you do go to the Hoops for Heart Donation page and decide to post here, please do not use my daughter’s real name…on this blog we refer to her as Smarts. You can get to her page by clicking on the Hoops For Heart image in my sidebar or by clicking here.

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15 thoughts on “Hoops for Heart Campaign

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    • Thanks Gigi! I haven’t gotten any hits on this post so I don’t know how many will learn that from here. :/ I think with how high of a death rate heart disease has and how many develop this horrid disease you would think that doctors would know to tell their patients that. Maybe doctors need a little training in this area.

  2. Hospitals make a profit off of heart disease and most doctors are not into preventive maintenancc through nutrition; they prescribe pills and perform operations. There is a lot of literature on this subject and if your Dad wants to read about it, one good book is “Preventing and Reversing Heart Disease,” by Caldwell Esselystein, MD… If you ask your doctor how many class houss he or she had of nutrition in school, most will tell you none or one class.

    • Thanks for all this information Gigi. It’s a big help. My Dad developed heart disease after being on a diabetic ‘medication’ for some years. And now it’s not reversible, as much as we all wish it could be; it’s not. However I’m going to check this book out because like my Dad told me…his death is already defined but mine doesn’t have to be. Great info! Thank you so much.

  3. I’m sorry to hear about your Dad. That must hurt, big time. I’ve never heard about people responding badly to insulin but I’m not informed about that… I guess I was tired when I wrote you this morning -should have done a spell check. 🙂

  4. Who says it’s not reversible -the doctors? Poo, the doctors. I just made a tiny mental focus on your father and something told me not to give up on him.
    I went to my favorite website and typed “Avandia” in their search engine.

    I found a free book (no gimmicks; this site is reputable so free means free; it’s a nonprofit org.) It’s written by the MD that heads this org/site and he writes about diabetes quite a bit. He petitioned the FDA about Avandia. Here’s the link to the book:

    http://www.pcrm.org/news/freediabetesbook.html

    Here’s the entire list of links that came up on this site when I punched in “Avandia”:

    http://pcrm.org/pcrmSearch.cfm

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