World Heart Day is September 29...Please Take Care of Yours

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World Heart Day is September 29...Please Take Care of Yours


Since 2014 I’ve been taking World Heart Day to remind everyone to not only take care of your heart but for YOU to be the one to listen to what your body is telling you.  


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About 610,000 people die of heart disease in

The United States each year.


Each year I urge others to pay attention to what their body is telling them. If one person starts to take charge of their own body, I will be a happy camper. 


I’ve shared this story before but if you haven’t read it, I hope you will and understand that we all have to be vigilant about our own health. 


An estimated 17.9 million people died from CVDs in 2016, representing 31% of all global deaths.


Over 20 years ago, my husband, Larry, knew something was wrong.  He had all kinds of tests from the cardiologist as well as the gastroenterologist and every test came up negative.  During that time, Larry continued to pursue his activities, including diving. After 4 months, we decided to become more proactive and demanded a more invasive angiogram.


As it turned out, he had a 99% blockage in the right artery. (thankfully not the left, which is known as the widow maker) Two stents were placed in the artery.

Then 5 years ago, Larry was feeling funny and remembered some of the symptoms he’d had before.


After several trips to the doctor, and 2 trips to the emergency room, and more negative tests, we strongly requested an angiogram. They listened and his 3rd stent was put in. 


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Listen to your body. 

Take charge of your medical care.

If something doesn’t feel right...that’s what you listen to. 


Know the warning signs for men as well as the warning signs for women. And women, we are the first ones to take care of our loved ones and the last ones to care for ourselves. Change that!


Diet alone won’t get you there. Exercise daily, get a Fitbit and see for yourself how much walking you really do, rid yourself of the stress (or stressful people) in your life, and learn to savor the moment. 


One more thing...Never be afraid to call 911 if you think you are having a heart attack or other heart-related issue. 


God willing, I will be back next year to continue to nag you about your health!!!







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Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
Florida Space Coast Homes

If you dig into the stats take a look at the consumption of meat and the likelihood of a heart attack per country.

Sep 27, 2019 08:06 AM #9
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Hi Kathy,

Our body does send messages if we'll just listen, right?  And, you have to be a strong advocate for yourself and loved ones or you'll just get shuffled around in the system with constant delays. 

Sep 27, 2019 09:16 AM #10
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Kathy Streib,

It is so heart-warming (no pun intended) to hear your and Larry's story and know that there has been a very successful outcome. My husband and I just had a complete cardio work up and are heart and artery healthy. The cardiologist put us on Vescepa just to keep it healthy.

Sep 27, 2019 10:04 AM #11
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good afternoon Kathy Streib - I agree that we must listen to our bodies and always insist on any tests if you are not sure.

Sep 27, 2019 10:23 AM #12
Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS
Phoenix Property Shoppe - Phoenix, AZ

Hi Kathy you're not nagging us you are putting out a  very good reminder. I am glad you do this every year!

Sep 27, 2019 03:21 PM #13
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Kathy we can never be reminded to often of the importance of doing everything we can to maintain good health.

Sep 27, 2019 03:25 PM #14
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Good reminder for all. I am glad you and Larry insisted on more tests.

Sep 27, 2019 04:05 PM #15
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

Physical exercise and healthy diet are key to maintaining a healthy heart.  It is also important to know the signs of a heart attack.

Sep 27, 2019 05:50 PM #16
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Nina Hollander and be sure you take care of your healthy heart!

Donald Urschalitz I absolutely love that photo.

Wayne Martin keeping my fingers crossed for a healthy report from your doctor. 

Sep 27, 2019 06:57 PM #17
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Barbara Todaro so important to care for our bodies!!!

Thank you Michael Jacobs we have to take responsibility for our own bodies and health.

Sheila Anderson Doctors can't know everything. 

Sep 27, 2019 07:03 PM #18
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Brian England if something doesn't feel right we have to push until we get answers. 

hi Ron and Alexandra Seigel my can be an issue for me!

Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty I'm not a huge meat eater but do love a good hamburger. 

Sep 27, 2019 07:07 PM #19
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Absolutely Carol Williams I've told some of my friends that I will go to the hospital with them if they do not have anyone. I believe that people need someone with them to be an advocate for them. 

Sheri Sperry - MCNE® that's excellent news!!!!  It's a wonder so many of us have made it this far considering what we used to eat. 

Sep 27, 2019 07:10 PM #20
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Grant Schneider I tell my friends not to wait if they don't feel well or that something is off. And if you're not getting answers, don't stop until you get some. 

Anna Banana Kruchten - Phoenix Homes Sales I didn't mention this but that same year we had a good friend who had been experiencing similar issues die in Larry's arms in our drive way of a massive heart attack. 

Sep 27, 2019 07:13 PM #21
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

George Souto I like to think of it as gentle nudging! 

Thank you Sharon Lee so am I!!!

Myrl Jeffcoat you do one of the best exercises...swimming!!


Sep 27, 2019 07:15 PM #22
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning Kathy.

God willing, I'll be around to read this one again, next year.  

Sep 28, 2019 01:55 AM #23
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce

Have a bunch of "heart history"...and staying tuned to your body is HUGE !

Sep 28, 2019 02:50 AM #24
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

Thank heaven your guy is doing well! As someone widowed by heart disease, this resonates very strongly. And why diet, exercise and spiritual practice are how I roll. My naturopath says I couldn't have a heart attack if I tried. LOL
I told him nope, I give 'em! xoxoxoxo

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Sep 28, 2019 07:26 AM #25
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

My poor sis has inheriated dad's heart least there is amazing medical intervention that can keep us ticking. Like Larry, she also had a blockage...

Please keep giving us reminders Kathy...being proactive with health care saves lives. 

Sep 28, 2019 09:05 AM #26
John Henry, Florida Architect
John Henry Masterworks Design International, Inc. - Orlando, FL
Residential Architect, Luxury Custom Home Design

Thanks for the vital reminder, Kathy!!  We don't really get motivated to have the proper testing done until things just get too close to dangerous.  I hope you husband has recovered and is doing well.  Best, Kathy Streib 

Sep 28, 2019 01:43 PM #27
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker, Blackstone Realty Group - brokered by eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
The House Kat

There is no such thing as too many reminders to take care of our hearts. They do an awful lot of work day in and day out!

Sep 30, 2019 05:53 AM #28
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