Two years ago I discovered the fact that lying can be hazardous to your health. To make a long story short, after being diagnosed with congestive heart failure (10 years earlier), I was told my heart was very weak and the other medical problems I had at the time exacerbated my overall condition.
I had a hard time dealing with that diagnosis because I certainly didn’t see myself on a death bed at the age of 40. I also had difficulty coming to grips with the reality that I had to take the very same medication that really old, sick people needed to stay alive. Call it vanity!
All of these thoughts, coupled with the fact that I hate taking pills, became an excuse for skipping dosages. I figured if I missed a pill or two once or twice a week it was no big deal. After all, I was taking the medication the majority of the time, so it was in my system.
Little did I know that not following the doctor’s orders was causing my body serious harm. One day during a visit to my cardiologist, I lied about taking all of the medication as prescribed. Subsequently, my blood tests revealed the truth by disclosing the fact that not taking my pills as recommended had not only weakened my heart but caused my TSH (Thyroid stimulating hormone) levels to reach an all-time record high.
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Well, one thing…..you know I didn’t DIE because I’m writing about it 🙂