It's always sad when we learn of the passing of a contester. One of the bad
aspects of our hobby is we tend to sit all the time and our diet (at least
during contesting at least) isn't always the best.
As one who is intimately familiar with heart trouble (2 mild heart attacks,
9 stents and triple bypass) I urge all contesters to pay attention to their
health. Heart disease, as my cardiologist told me, is one of the things to
have because there is so much that's known about how to treat it.
I would urge everyone who has not had a checkup to get one. If you are
showing any signs of heart problems (shortness of breath, high blood
pressure, high bad cholesterol, high triglycerides, etc.) to find a good
cardiologist and get a checkup. It's better to be on the book with one now
rather than meet him or her as you come into the emergency room (as I did).
In my own case, I've had the bad fortune to require some heart procedure
every year since 2012! But the good news is I am still here, my heart is
strong and I have a good cardiology team that is always looking out for me
and ways to keep me out of the hospital!
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