Friday, September 11, 2009

Where Were You 9/11/01?

I will forever remember the entwining of heart, mind, and body that day.
I was at work, and we had a whole room full of patients exercising, and the TVs were on as usual. T
hen the announcement came of the initial plane crashing into the World Trade Center.

The patient's blood pressures and heart rates shot up to levels that made it unsafe to exercise. It was a powerful display of the physical manifestations of the stress response that all too often our heart patients ignore, but were literally recorded on paper that day. After all, that stress response is partly what brought many of them to us in the first place.

Never doubt the body's physical ability to respond to the feelings in your heart and the thoughts in your head. You can read about it in self-help, peruse research, and study the chemistry. But when you actually see it happening, see it in their eyes, and palpate it in their hearts, you understand how real it is.

Praying for peace today.

Tea today: Citrus green

8 comments:

Helen said...

Wow. Lots of us were at work that day. So was I. I wrote about my work day that day in my post today.

katdish said...

God bless you for doing what had to be done, caring for others while holding it all together. That must have been difficult.

Alix said...

What a stunning story! I've heard a lot of recollections of our nation's darkest day - but that one is so unique and telling.

Love the graphic. Drives home your point.

And I don't tell YOU often enough how much YOUR cyber-friendship means to me too.

I love ya, Candy!

Beth E. said...

I'm praying for peace, too, Candy.

Blessings,
Beth

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

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wife.mom.nurse said...

your story is amazing. What a horrible day it was. Thanks for sharing.

Eternal Lizdom said...

What a unique experience for you to have in relation to the horrible events of that day...

~*Michelle*~ said...

Visiting a little late here.....but still praying right along side of you for God's peace and love to cover our world.

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