Every event in life - good or not - changes the course of our lives in some way. For Atul Uchil it was as big an event in life as one could experience without ending life itself: a heart attack.
Some 600,000 Americans experience a heart attack each year, but not everyone who survives uses the experience to change their lives and the lives of others. Dr. Uchil tackles the struggles to fight back from a heart attack with Remember Thou Art Mortal: The Chronicles of a Mending Heart.
Dr. Uchil tells a very personal account of a post-heart-attack life in a surprisingly warm and candid book that also happens to be preciously informative. Far from a dry, medical tome, Remember Thou Art Mortal intersperses Dr. Uchil's narrative with useful breakdowns of medical terminology, his first-person description of heart attack symptoms, and advice on dietary changes that could help prevent heart attack and much more.
|Publisher:||Outskirts Press, Inc.|
|Product dimensions:||5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.30(d)|
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Reviewed by Karen Pirnot for Readers' Favorite Atul Uchil has written a self-help book based upon a massive heart attack he experienced. In "Remember Thou Art Mortal", the author tells that he was a corporate workaholic who believed he was physically invincible. He ignored the first signs of his heart attack until the symptoms became unbearable, believing that his stoic approach would literally will away the symptoms. Forced to the hospital, he had immediate surgery and was hospitalized while he continued his workaholic attitudes. He checked emails and tried to engage in work prior to discharge from the hospital, potentially threatening his own life. When he returned home, his primary objective was to bench-press 300 pounds. Ever-so-gradually, the author began to realize he was undermining his own recovery by his failure to attend to the advice of healthcare professionals. He then began to alter his diet and exercise program and perhaps, most importantly, his diet. Once he adhered to a recovery program, his progress was rapid and sustained. This book is written in the hope that it will alert other such intense career persons to the dangers of not altering lifestyle once heart symptoms appear. In addition, it is a warning to the readers that in order to prevent the problems experienced by the author, major lifestyle changes need to be initiated immediately. One of the more helpful sections is at the end of the book. It deals with the concept of workaholism and how it is every bit as addictive as alcohol and substance abuse.