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Dr. Matthew DeVane

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Managing Stress is Key


I'm writing as a person who has watched a parent battle heart disease for more than 10 years. The one wisdom I wish my parent would take to heart is to slow down and relax. My parent is a workaholic, and doesn't think that life is worth living unless you're working. I think that has negatively influenced his health in a big way. So if you can take one piece of advice in all this—once you are diagnosed with heart disease, take it slow and get all the rest you can...even after you start to feel better after having open heart/angioplasty/etc.

Shared by LMAYO9 on 7/25/08

I totally agree!!!!!!!! I have heart problems myself,although I wasn't aware of it until I had cardiac arrest. And I can tell you from my own experience that it was most definitly brought on by stress,and lack of care and rest. And it didn't take me long to realize that I cannot take on stress at any level anymore. I am so very tired all the time. It doesn't take much to wear me out. Yet I have learned not to worry,or sweat the small stuff anymore. What ever happens, happens and I leave that up to my Lord and Savior. He knows all and HE sees all. He gave me back my life and another chance, so from that I owe it to Him to allow Him to handle all my problems. From my health, bills, family,etc. So to God be the Glory,Amen!!!!!