Son, Husband, Father, Coach and…
Welcome To My Heart Attack Story…
Those 7 words…”Sometimes bad crap happens to good people” straight from my cardiologist lips have pushed me to find out the real reason, the ‘root’ cause of heart disease and heart attack and stroke…this is probably the point in the story where those that don’t want to know if they are predisposed to heart disease actually stop reading…As unbelievable or inconceivable as it may sound, there are people out there that don’t really want to know. They would rather live their life in the manner they have been living.
Before my cardiologist left my room, I asked him why this heart attack happened as I just had my blood drawn 3 weeks earlier in which I was told by my general physician that all my numbers revealed normal readings. My cardiologist reply nearly cost him a few teeth. He replied, “Sometimes bad crap happens to good people.” I was speechless. I was thinking, “Seriously? Did he just say what I thought he said? He expects me to be ok with this answer?” This was a completely unacceptable answer! Why?
Thank you for all the great comments regarding my first email. It’s obvious many of you were enlightened/concerned as you indicated heart disease and heart attacks/stroke run in your families. Many of you asked for more info as my last email felt like it left you hanging a bit. I apologize but this was intentionally done so my email didn’t look like a book when you opened it. I was very saddened when one of my friends simply wrote back, “too late, my good friend died three days ago of a heart attack leaving 3 young children fatherless.”
(I say all of this–>> really pointing my finger to all the stubborn men reading this email, because many men will blow off these symptoms as indigestion, angina or heart burn. As it turns out as you continue reading, blowing off these symptoms would have resulted in me leaving a wife a widow and 4 children, fatherless.) Keep reading as it could save your life or someone you know and/or love…You may already know about my heart attack that occurred back on June 26th, 2014, but allow me to share further insight as my personal goal is to avoid having another one, and hopefully saving at least one person reading this from ignoring the symptoms of a heart attack.
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Son, Husband, Father, Coach and
Retired Huntington Beach Police Department