When I was unloading my groceries today, the woman putting her groceries in the trunk of her car next to me was decked out in red from head to foot. I asked her if she was celebrating the Wear Red Day and she sighed and said she was. "We women have to look out for each other!" She echoed what the American Heart Association is promoting in their movement. Visit their site. It is full of helpful information.
Go Red For Women celebrates the energy, passion and power we have as women to band together to wipe out heart disease and stroke... the color red and the red dress now stand for the ability all women have to improve their heart health and live stronger,longer lives.
In the collage above in the lower left hand corner is a painting Erica did when she was recoveringfrom her valve replacement surgery nearly two years ago. The message here is 'Unbreakable'! Her's was a birth defect but heart disease is present on both sides of the fence in our family. My dad died from congestive heart failure at an advanced age, probably from eating way too much red meat and smoking since he was 9 years old. My mom had heart bypass surgery in her early 60's also from smoking and probably from a poor diet. Then there's me with my high blood pressure and annoying 'tachycardia' or rapid heartbeat. A bunch of fruitcakes all!
Doctor: Have you ever had this before?
Doctor: Well, you've got it again!