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Friday, January 25, 2013

National Wear Red Day



Today I would like to use my blog and my art as 
A Love Note 
to all my fellow sisters of the world.

It's time to take action & put our focus on good health.

One of the best places to start is by visiting this web site:
I Am Women Heart
The national coalition for women with heart disease.

Whether you have heart disease, or whether you don't really know,
being educated on the subject is our best ally.

here is their link:  
http://www.womenheart.org/ 

There is so much information on this site,
and the answers to questions . . . you may not even know to ask.

If you want to spread the word
and use this post to do it,
I would be honored.
Please just link it back to me:)
 

Here's to a Healthy Life

Remember wear RED on Feb 1st.

Your blogging sister, Connie 


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42 comments:

  1. This is a good thing! Doctors need to be more aware of this when women complain of any kind of pain...back, arm...it can present so different from men.

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    1. Hi Ginny, You are absolutely right . . . our symptoms are very different from those that men have.
      Thanks for stopping by . . . please circle your calendar and have a red outfit ready to wear.
      Above all spread the word . . . Women be aware, that is our best weapon against this disease.
      Here's to a Heart Healthy Life!!!
      Your blogging sister, Connie :)

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    1. Hi Beth and thank you so much!
      Your blogging sister, Connie

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  3. Amen, Connie. I think we always think of men as having heart attacks and suffering from heart disease but the truth it is a big cause of death in women, too. Wonderful link...xo Diana

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    1. Hi Diana, you are so right. If my post just increases our awareness a little bit . . . I am over joyed!!!
      Have a wonderful week.
      Here's to a Heart Healthy Life!!!
      Your blogging sister, Connie :)

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  5. This was a fantastic and informative post my friend! Well done!

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    1. Thank you so very much . . . Here's to a Heart Healthy Life!!!
      Your blogging sister, Connie :)

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  6. I wore red yesterday to see my eye Doc and he so admired my old cotton sweater that he demanded that I wear it next time I go in! Will check out the link. Thank you.xx

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    1. Hello Liz, I think that you will find the web site very informative :)
      Stay Heart Healthy.
      Your blogging sister, Connie :)

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  7. Great info and I thank you for it. Also love your art. About the hat Connie, now don't laugh but I had a hat with seagulls on top. A fellow in Mexico said he wanted me to have it. It was the craziest thing I have ever had. I believe there were six stuffed (not real)gulls glued on top. I wonder what ever happened to that hat.....

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    1. Hi Sharon, I have no idea what may have become of Jackie's hat, but I have a couple photos of her wearing it :)
      Your hat sounds hilarious :)
      Happy heart health,
      Your blogging sister, Connie :)

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  8. Connie, thank you the reminder & sharing this site with us.

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    1. You, dear friend, are more than welcome :)

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  9. A great reminder we need to take better care of ourselves, Connie.

    Love your artwork!

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    1. Thank you, Nancy, and pass it on . . . being aware is our very best weapon.
      Have a wonderful week . . . and wear red next Friday :)
      Connie :)

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  10. What a wonderful page, love the painted women combined with a great message.
    Hugs Anja

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    1. Hi Anja, I have been enjoying doodling and creating these little journal women . . . and this time they do have a very important message. Thanks for the compliment.
      Have a wonderful week.
      Your blogging sister, Connie :)

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  11. Love the artwork Connie, and the cause. We wear red on Fridays to support our troops, but i think supporting our hearts is even better.

    blessings,
    Cynthia♥

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    1. Hi Cynthia . . . maybe not better, but absolutely of equal importance.
      Thank you for stopping by, I always enjoy your visits.
      Your blogging sister, Connie :)

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  12. Great art work Connie, and for a great cause.We too have an awareness campaign going on re: women and heart disease in the UK with adverts on national tv.
    Have a good week Connie!
    Gill xx

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    1. Hello Gill, this is so good to hear . . . I was wondering way this wasn't and international awareness day rather than a national . . . As bloggers we are turn it into and international awareness campaign.
      Here's to Heart Healthy Women all around the world :)
      God bless you.
      Your blogging sister, Connie :)

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  13. Your artwork is awesome, Connie! I'll do my part and wear red!
    xoxo
    Dorothy

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    1. Hi Dorothy, Wear red and be aware . . . spread awareness to the women in your circle of family and friends.
      We need to take care of each other. :)
      Have a wonderful week.
      Your blogging sister, Connie :)

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  14. Hi Connie,

    Love this journal page! Yes, I will absolutely wear red on February 1. Thanks for the reminder.

    Also, thank you so very much for your kind words on my latest post. I am so lucky to have had Marion in my life.

    Hugs,
    Kay

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    1. Hi Kay, dear friends and family that pass on ahead of us . . . are the treasures that are waiting in heaven.
      Marion is enjoying the "Good Life" and you will see her again :)
      Have a wonderful week.
      I'll be thinking of you when I put on my red top . . . because you'll be doing the same. Spread the word . . . women need to be aware of our symptoms and what we can be doing to live heart healthy.
      Your blogging sister, Connie :)

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  15. Connie, Thank you for Devoting this post to heart health awareness. I had a heart attack when I was only 47 - right in the middle of painting the bedroom. I thought I was having an allergic reaction to the paint, but I was clammy instead of hot like when I have hives. I never had any pain - just a little breathless and clamminess. I called my husband to come home from work, called my doctor, and made sure my neighbor was home. Four hours later I was recovering from having two stents inserted in a vessel near the heart. Remember ladies - there was NO pain - just an uneasy sense that something was wrong.

    I will get off my soapbox now!

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    1. Hi Donna, Wow! That is so scary . . . our symptoms are so much like other small stay at home and self medicate problems.
      I am very glad that you had the knowledge to get to the doctor. We need to be aware of what to look for, and at the same time not turn into hypochondriacs. It is a real grey area . . . I like things black and white. Like I said before . . . scary.
      I am so glad that you are okay . . . I getting to know you better with every post and comment.
      Here's to a long heart healthy life.
      Your blogging sister, Connie :)

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  16. What a wonderful post!! What a great message. Connie your art work is sell worthy, you are such a talented artist!

    CArol

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    1. Hi Carol, thank you, I really felt like I could use my art to send a positive message.
      This was an enjoyable project.
      Have a wonderful day.
      Here's to a heart healthy life.
      Your blogging sister, Connie :)

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  17. If you hadn't posted this I wouldn't have known. Thanks for this notice. I shall wear red. And thank you always for your comments on my blog - they brighten my day.

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    1. Hi Melanie . . . I hope that you post your red outfit. It must be fun visiting your fanciful closet . . . a treasure chest of delight.
      Have a marvelous day, here's to a healthy heart.
      Your blogging sister, Connie :)

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  18. I am going to have to check out that link. Heart disease runs in both sides of my family, and while I think I'm relatively healthy, there's always room for improvement!

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    1. Hi Andrea, I am over joyed if my post and link can help you. Heart disease is one of those unseen things that can just sneak up on you.
      Here's to a long and heart healthy life.
      Your blogging sister, Connie :)

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  19. Wow, did you make that art journal page...gorgeous.
    I do have heart disease. Sadly it was inherited.
    Thank you for sharing the link, you can never know to much about our health.

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    1. Hi Tracy, I am sadden to hear that you have heart disease, but glad to hear that you are doing everything to be wisely informed about it. Good for you!
      Here's to a long and happy life.
      Your blogging sister, Connie :)

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  20. Hi Connie, Thank you for posting such a compassionate subject! We so need to take good care of our HEALTH! Your drawings are beautiful as always! Sorry, to have been away a few extra days and when I read your comment to me wondering if I were o.k.....it brought a smile and my heart was touched.....(If anyone asked, I knew it would be you!) Keep me in your prayers during this move and I will be wearing RED tomorrow! Blessings and prayers to you, my sweet friend! Roxie

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    1. Hi Roxie, I am delighted to hear from you and know that you are alright.
      You are in my prayers.
      Your blogging sister, Connie :)

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  21. Connie, your art is amazing, they should hire you to do a poster. A great post of an important subject. Laura

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    1. Hi Laura, What a sweet compliment :) Thank you.

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  22. Thanks for this post, Connie! I had the beginnings of heart disease about 4 years ago and had dealt with SVT since 1996. I switched cardiologists, and went almost over-board on the exercise (esp. walking/running). Just had my yearly check-up and my arteries now thank me for all that walking!! :) - Revis P.S. I know I'm late, but I'm going to post on my blog anyway for my lady friends!

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