The Silent Killer

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Cholesterol. The silent killer. I never even thought about it.


My old college roommate and wrestling teammate had a heart attack on July 4th, 2017 and ever since he has been all over me to get my cholesterol checked.


But I work out 5 days a week. I don’t drink. I’ve never smoked. I’ve never done drugs.


So just to get him off of my back, I finally got my cholesterol checked in October of 2017.


Holy – shit.


I’m a walking heart attack waiting to happen. Had I not gotten it checked, I would have ended up like my buddy. Walking down the street one day and just collapse out of the blue.


But here’s the good in the story. The day I found out how high it was, I immediately changed my entire diet. We’ll find out if that worked or not, but more importantly, it showed me how disciplined I can be when I put my mind to something.


Ever since, I have become even more focused, more consistent with other habits and more determined that I can do anything I want if I put my mind to it.


Lessons from this whole thing?


1) Get your cholesterol checked. Don’t wait until it’s too late.


2) Be focused and disciplined with ALL of your habits, personal and business.


Hopefully my story can help someone else the way my friend helped me.

Comments (1)

Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Khash- I'm glad that you had your cholesterol checked and that you're doing something about it. exercise, diet and keeping good habits are great but they are not the only factors. A good friend lost her brother when he was only in his 20s. A heart attack from high cholesterol, and yet the whole family were super athletes. Their family lacked whatever gene or enzyme to rid the body of cholesterol. 

Apr 02, 2018 05:43 PM
Khash Saghafi NMLS

Thank you Kathy. I'm workin' on it. I never thought anything of it. I was a college athlete and have never stopped working out, so I thought that I was fine.

Apr 03, 2018 01:38 AM