How was your fourth of July holiday for 2012?
Mine has caused a lot of reflection.
I’ve shared a couple emotional posts on past Independence Day celebrations here on Heart Failure Solutions.
I’m actually grateful to have those articles as a record of some very happy memories.
In years past our fourth of July celebration has definitely been pain reliever without heart risk.
Pain meds increase your risk of heart failure, but community spirit has the power to keep you well and reduce your pain without drugs!
Pain relievers cause constipation and further ALL disease processes! It isn’t just your heart risk you need to be concerned about!
Have you ever heard the expression: “Death begins in the bowel” … ?
Staying connected with your community, getting active outdoors, living with passion and purpose are very specific ways you can attend to your pain level so that you can resort to drugging your pain far less often. If you don’t believe that, give it a good honest effort. Just don’t get discouraged too quickly. Some events are more uplifting than others, but community is as much about YOU as it is about your neighbors. Just keep showing up.
The fourth of July parade in your community is one opportunity to show up.
This year my troops were gearing up for the celebration bright and early. Our preparation at home in the morning felt like it does every year.
Our pace was hectic and we left our breakfast mess, so it felt like a traditional fourth of July morning! haha!
Nick and I dropped off the girls to Continue reading article