Heart Disease Category

I Wish You a Bench

I am grateful for benches… all benches… the stone bench, the wooden bench, the upholstered bench, the stainless steel bench, outdoor garden benches, bike trail benches, and suspended benches, as in the tranquil old-fashioned porch swing.  I consider them a work of art, a place to ponder and a necessary option for the heart patient […]

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The Eucatastrophe of External Counterpulsation (EECP)

Enhanced External Counterpulsation or EECP feels like such a catastrophe – such an extreme misfortunate.  It makes me feel so imperiled and helpless.  It causes total loss of control… and then there is the “uncomfortable” squeezing and repetitive pumping sensation in the hour-long process.  The sessions are daily and consist of a series of 35 […]

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To Thrive in Life You Need Four Bones

It was Reba McEntire who said: “To thrive in life you need three bones.  A wishbone.  A backbone.  And a funny bone.” It is my experience that to live an even fuller life, or if you are a cardiac patient, you need an additional bone – a jawbone.  I am speaking about the JAWBONE UP […]

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You Have Brains in your Head

Many of you may be familiar with the celebrated and irrefutable Dr. Seuss who wrote  witty limericks that are repeated world wide, but here is one you may not know as well by yours truly: You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can make choices any way you choose. […]

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A HEARTfELT SONG

Click play to listen to Rod Stewart and “This Old Heart of Mine.” “THiS OLD HEART” is an overplayed song on my iTunes list of walking songs.  Every time I hear the distinctive melody and listen to the words of Rod Stewart, I feel he is speaking to me and all my fellow cardiac comrades […]

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