Dear Santa! Here's A Heart-Healthy Christmas Wish List
Dear Santa. My kids already made their Christmas lists. I hope you received them well. Consider this post my personal Christmas list.
Last year you gave me a nice surround sound for my TV. And I really love it. This year, however, I have decided that you do not need to give me anything. Instead, I am hoping you can help all my good friends with heart failure instead. Here are some things I believe they would enjoy and/or find helpful.
- A subscription for a music app.
- A subscription to your favorite magazine or website.
- A treadmill or bike or something you can use to stay active during the winter months.
- Free cardiac rehab for a year.
- More medicines in the pipeline
- For medicines in the pipeline to be approved by the FDA and help you feel better.
- As long as we’re heading there, how about researchers stumbling upon a cure for heart failure by Christmas morning.
- More money for research into our disease
- Free healthcare.
- A year of free medicine.
- Or, how about a lifetime of free medicine.
- Someone to help you do the chores around the house.
- Perhaps just someone to spend time with you.
- Helping someone truly understand what it’s like living with heart failure
- A free housekeeper
- Someone to volunteer to take care of your yard.
- If you use oxygen, a portable oxygen concentrator is lightweight and easy to carry. This way you can easily get out and about and stay active.
- A pulse oximeter.
- A new sphygmomanometer.
- A new device that makes your heart good as new.
- Or a medicine that makes your heart good as new.
- A free subscription to a heart-healthy diet.
- A membership to a gym
- A great heart doctor. A free second opinion.
- A free massage session.
- Low sodium chocolate or other such treats. A foot massager. Bubble bath, bath bombs, or other such things.
- A new computer
- Free high speed internet
- A Kindle, iPad, or some other such device for reading and keeping up on your heart wisdom.
- An instapot or slow cooker for easy cooking.
- A chauffeur or someone to drive you to appointments or wherever you want to go.
- A vacation
- A bottle of heart-healthy wine
- Your favorite coffee or tea.
- Free delivery from your favorite restaurant
- A gift certificate to your favorite restaurant
- A year's worth of no one judging you
- For your grandkids, kids, friends to spend quality time with you.
- A book to help you learn more about your disease.
- A book you can read for fun.
- A fan
- Air conditioner or central air
- A new recliner
- A medic alert bracelet
- A device like a Kardiamobile so you can keep an eye on your heart rhythm
- A free home remodeling
- A family portrait
So, this is my Christmas list. If the elves have already made my gift, feel free to pass it along. Anything on this list, I think, would be very much appreciated by my heart failure friends. Or, perhaps you and the elves have better ideas in mind.
What do you think a good gift would be? Please let us know in the comments below.
Do you use exercise to help manage your heart failure?