The Stressed Heart

Boy, you know, stress is a killer.  I’m tellin ya, it’ll make you sick, sick, sick.  Like my friend Carol, she was stressed all the time, and she just died of cancer!  It was the stress that killed her, s’what I’m saying.  Not me, I’ve never been stressed, and good thing too, else I’d be dead just like Carol.

I was stressed when your Dad was unemployed, remember that?  For year he didn’t have a job, and no income for any of us!  We moved in with Carol for a while, remember that?  Talk about stress, my hair started to fall out!  Constipation, palpitations, diarrhea, rashes, you name it, I had it.  I shudder to think what my blood pressure was back then, it’s a good thing I couldn’t afford to go to the doctor, or who knows?  Like there wasn’t enough to think about back then, without throwing blood pressure on the pile.

It’s a good thing too we got out of that situation, is all I’m saying.  Carol never got a hold of her stress after that, and look at her.  Dead from cancer.  Oh sure, she kept your dad when we moved out, and I laughed to myself, I said, “Fat lotta good that’ll do you!”

You know, I should thank her, she’s probably the reason I’m so healthy now, while she’s dead from cancer!  It’s that father of yours, he generates enough stress to kill a whole family of people.

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