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The Heart is More than a Muscle

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I have been writing about heart disease for the last month to help people understand how it affects the body. Last week I had an experience that affected my emotional heart. A couple of weeks ago just after my grandmother’s 97th birthday I noticed that she started have difficulty remembering daily facts that she never had trouble with before. I mentioned it to my mother and her doctor and as a result she had some blood work and test done to understand if there was a problem and we had not noticed. As part of this process I took my grandmother to the hospital. As I help my grandmother to the car putting her coat, purse and walker in the car I started to feel a little afraid for my grandmother’s health. I realize that she is 97 but she still living in her own home and she handles all of her daily activities without help. She is so strong willed that part of my mind believes that she will outlast us all!

What I felt as I drove to the hospital that morning was a little sadness about living in a world without my Grammy. My emotional heart was breaking a little to think my life will be changed without her each day. It is wonderful to celebrate her life and have it is ok to have a moment of sadness knowing there will a space in my emotional heart. Our emotional heart has to re-balance when we have a loss of a friend, family, dream or hope for our lives. We must give ourselves permission to have our moments and then continue with our lives.

*So far my grandmother is doing fine and we have not found any problems.

Be Well,

Dr. Dae

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Dr. Dae's Bio:

Daemon "Dr. Dae" (pronounced Dr. Day) Jones is a Naturopathic Physician who completed her training at the University of Bridgeport College of Naturopathic Medicine. She is certified as a General Practitioner by the North American Board of Naturopathic Examiners (NABNE). Dr. Dae provides tailored treatment to meet the unique needs of every individual she sees in her practice.

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