Imagine you have just had a stroke!
Devastating, distressing, life changing.
Imagine you are stuck in a wheelchair,
Helpless and speechless.
Now imagine you are transported back in time,
6 months before your stroke
You see your physically able self,
Master of your faculties,
Enjoying all the ‘good things’ of life.
Now feel the regret,
That you did nothing to prevent the stroke,
The sudden event that stole your dreams and aspirations.
Now you realise this is a second chance,
After such a close shave,
Imagine the relief.
Imagine the pleasure!
Now you have a choice to make.
To resume the pleasures you previously indulged in…
Or recollect the warnings you ignored before,
Which you turned a deaf ear to,
Which are now more valuable than all the gems in the world.
You wisely decide to turn a new leaf.
Now make a full list,
Of all the things you should have done,
And could have done,
To prevent the disastrous stroke.
Now take a hard look at your list,
And start acting on it,
Get off the couch,
Walk round the block,
Put out that cigarette.
Switch off the TV
Get on that weighing scale
Check your blood pressure
Cut down internet time,
Cut out the fat and carbs,
Get on the treadmill.
Say ‘pass’ to that pint
Top up with the greens
Invest in a good pair of walking shoes
Visit a garden or park this weekend
Mow the lawn
Give up the stressful job
And now you have finally done it!
You have prevented a calamitous stroke.
It wasn’t that hard after all,
Now you can relax,
And be proud of yourself!
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