Carolyn's Daily Posts: 2011

February 4, 2011

Are You Wearing Red Today?


CAROLYN’S DAILY POSTS: 2011

ARE YOU WEARING RED TODAY?

Today, February 4, 2011, is National Wear Red day is February 4, the day is when people wear RED to raise awareness for women’s heart health and the effect of heart disease on women.

While doing genealogy, I learned of a number of women in my ancestry who died of heart disease. My mother joined this group on January 3, 1998. One of my sisters experienced a severe heart attack at age 42; another had bypass surgery in her early 60s. I myself just barely missed having a major heart attack. The doctors said I missed by about 24-48 hours. After having a stent inserted in a major heart vessel, I was proclaimed a CAD—cardiac artery disease patient.

All my sisters now have informed their doctors of the female medical history that includes heart disease. When a woman contacted me to tell me she was my sister (it was authentic—my mother had placed her for adoption when she was an infant), the first thing I did was tell her this medical history.

Women, do you know your family’s history of heart disease? If not, do some investigating and inform your doctor of any findings.

Your heart is necessary for life. A healthy heart is necessary for a healthy life. Women knowing their history are empowered to have a healthy life.

Learn more about national wear red day: http://www.goredforwomen.org/about_the_movement.aspx

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