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Bad news has made me evaluate life, health & money

August 18th, 2008 at 07:53 am

Today I received bad news. I found out my roommate from 17 years ago died after being in a diabetic coma. She was only 41 years old. I had no idea she was even sick. She lives in a different state. We kept in touch via email, but we had not had a real phone conversation for two years. She had emailed me that she was coming to town, and wanted to meet in Atlanta this August. I'm heartbroken, devastated, and re-evaluating my life, and how everything I do affects my life, health, and finances.

Like me, she worked from home. I know working from home you can get into a routine that excludes exercise. You sit and sit, and maybe you hardly take a break. Sometimes I do that. Hearing about my old roommate, I realize how precious life is. How blessed we are to have good health. And how not taking care of yourself can ruin your life, health, and money.

Yes, healthcare is expensive. However, there are some things we can do that are preventative. Cook and eat right, take the time to exercise to circulate your blood, and be in tune with your body to make sure things are functioning properly. Bottom line: if you truly care about your life, do what is necessary to stay healthy. By staying healthy hopefully it will not rob you of your life, health and wealth before your time.

If this helps one person, I will feel like I'm made a difference today.

3 Responses to “Bad news has made me evaluate life, health & money”

  1. Broken Arrow Says:

    I'm sorry to hear that.

  2. LuxLiving Says:

    So sad about your friend!

    I'm a guilty one. I try and set my desktop timer to get up and move around some as I was noticing poor circulation issues starting in my legs. No one needs to throw a clot from inactivity. Get up and take a walk around the office, apartment, house or village! Thanks for this post but it's awful about your friend and a good reminder to keep in touch with those you care about! That's part of loving yourself and keeping mentally healthy as well.

  3. Carmin Wharton Says:

    Sharman,

    I pray that God will strengthen and comfort you during this time. This post slapped me smack in the face because I too work from home and have been ignoring my previous exercise routine of walking every morning. It's funny how things work though. I inherited a female dog, Dora, from my granddaughter when she and her parents moved to an apartment complex that does not accept pets. Prior to last week, I rarely walked Dora and just let her out into the backyard to potty. Well, she had surgery a week ago and the healing process required that I walk her because she absolutely could not be outside alone and get any dirt in the wound. After a week of walking her twice a day, I noticed my energy level increased dramatically after returning to my home office. Because Dora had surgery, I was forced to begin my walking routine again.

    If you haven't encountered something to awaken the need to exercise, then let Sharman's post be that "something."

    Again, my sincere sympathy is extended.

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