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.