Heart Disease Community
Heart Disease Takes A Vacation
About This Community:

A community of people with Heart Disease to guide and support your heart-health journey. Ask a question, join a conversation, share experiences: symptoms, nutrition, and management.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

Heart Disease Takes A Vacation

“The day was finally here.  I have nine whole days to relax in Maui; nothing but fun in the sun.  It’s a week I’ve been looking forward to for several months.  Too bad I have to take Rebecca with me.”
-- Rebecca’s Heart

Sometimes I imagine my heart disease has a life all it’s own.  After all, it deserves a vacation too, right?  It’s got to get sick of me eventually.  All I ever do is complain about it, tell others of its horrors and wish it away with every fiber of my being.  Is that wrong?

Life Goes On
Perhaps it isn’t very realistic to think of my condition as a life force.  No doubt, some would argue that to do so is a bit egotistic.  I mean, after all, we all have problems, right?  How can it be a good thing to attribute human traits to something one can’t control?

Well, ask anybody who has this, or any other, stupid disease.  I bet they’d tell you the same thing.  Sometimes to come to terms with your condition is to acknowledge it and toy with it.  What do I mean?

Vacation’s All I Ever Wanted
And who wouldn’t?  I want a vacation from all of my troubles, worries and responsibilities.  Therefore, it stands to reason that what comprises me would want the same.  So what if I talk of my condition as wanting a vacation or speak of it as a living entity.  When you face life each day with the prospect of dying, you’d be a fool not to make the most of it.  If that means teasing myself and that which consumes me, so be it.

Kudos Kathy Valentine, Charlotte Caffrey and Jane Wiedlin.  Who could imagine the impact your song would have:

‘Can’t seem to get my mind off of you’
‘Back here at home there’s nothing’ to do’
‘Now that I’m away’
‘I wish I’d stayed’
‘Tomorrow’s a day of mine that you won’t be in’

Wouldn’t that be great.
Related Discussions
Post a Comment
To
Top Heart Disease Answerers
976897_tn?1379171202
Blank
ed34
watford, United Kingdom
63984_tn?1385441539
Blank
Flycaster305
97303, OR
159619_tn?1318997813
Blank
erijon
Salt Lake City, UT
11548417_tn?1431627317
Blank
Ger57
Netherlands
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
Occupant
IL
Avatar_n_tn
Blank
markmsn10
Blank
BloodPressure Tracker
Monitor Your Blood Pressure
Start Tracking Now
Blank
HeartRhythm Tracker
Track your Heart Condition
Start Tracking Now
Recent Activity
1236893_tn?1408490528
Blank
Why Hand Washing Dishes Is Good for...
1 hr ago by gymdandee
1236893_tn?1408490528
Blank
Dissenting Lawmakers Punished as Co...
2 hrs ago by gymdandee
1236893_tn?1408490528
Blank
Health Insurance Companies Seek Big...
19 hrs ago by gymdandee
Heart Disease Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
Marathon Running Done Over Many Yea...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
New Article on Multifocal IOL vs &q...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
748543_tn?1371753642
Blank
TMJ/TMJ The Connection Between Teet...
Jan 27 by Hamidreza Nassery , DMD, FICOI, FAGDBlank
Top Heart Disease Answerers
976897_tn?1379171202
Blank
ed34
watford, United Kingdom
63984_tn?1385441539
Blank
Flycaster305
97303, OR
159619_tn?1318997813
Blank
erijon
Salt Lake City, UT
11548417_tn?1431627317
Blank
Ger57
Netherlands
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
Occupant
IL
Avatar_n_tn
Blank
markmsn10