You have likely seen the articles I wrote on stroke elsewhere in this week’s paper. I’ll just make a few comments and hope to never again have to broach the subject.
I guess I learned the hard way that the body changes as you age and I should have been paying more attention, even though I felt fine, had lots of energy and was in good shape.
High blood pressure had a lot to do with me having a stroke, say the doctors. It is just one of the risk factors that you can try to control to prevent a stroke. The others include high cholesterol, irregular heart beat, diabetes, smoking, being overweight, excessive alcohol consumption and failure to manage stress.
I likely didn’t handle the stress in my life well either.
Anyway, those are the risk factors. If you have some of them, try to get them under control.
The salmon have been swimming up the Penetangore River of late to spawn and then die.
It’s not like the huge runs in the Fraser River and other B.C. rivers but it’s still interesting to watch. Because of the low water, they can’t go very far.
A study at Ohio State University found that the more education people have, the more likely they are to take on irresponsible debt. They think themselves so smart that they will be able to pay it back.
Maybe North Americans are too well educated.