Friday, December 09, 2005

And today in Detroit news....

...A man, 59 years old, had a heart attack from shoveling snow, and he DIED!!!...from shoveling snow and straining.....And, the worst thing? He wasnt the only person to be admitted to hospitals today from snow shoveling related injury. Although I dont think the other person died.

I wish I had the article to post, but it wont be in papers until tomorrow....but it was all over the 5PM news today.

Is this a reason for people to be MORE lazy.."I'm sorry hunnie, we'll have to pay someone to shovel our snow this year, I could have a heart attack."

Apparently, the broadcast said that if you get sweaty, and lose your breath while shoveling, it's time to stop, or take a long break. Isnt that what happens when you go outside to shovel snow??? It's like a workout. Not to mention the difference in termerature, and it's harder to breathe in the cold.

....I could post a million inuendos about things that leave you sweaty and breathless...but i'll leave it alone.

14 comments:

Miss Ash said...

Send me the article so i can show my parents .... i'll have a reason to say no to shovelling LOL as it might kill me

Lindsey said...

Why leave it alone? I wanna hear!! I'm need to fantasize...

Princess Pessimism said...

Miss Ash - It should be on google news tomorrow....or check the Detroit free press online.

Linny - LOL!!! Okay...well...this one time.....

Natalia said...

As ways to go that one sucks. If I am gonna go from a heart attack, I want it to be as a result of an orgasm.

-N

Trib said...

Honestly, a lot of people have heart attacks while shoveling. It's easy to overdo it.

yrautca said...

I think the danger is in getting your body temp up while the surrounding is very cold. Hey the rest of the 59 year olds are dying from heart attacks from Viagra anyway.

Anonymous said...

I shovelled snow yesterday and i'm still alive.
But seriously, its not as uncommon as you may think.

Princess Pessimism said...

Natalia - LOL.....you took the words right out of my mouth!

Trib - Really? I didnt think death from shoveling was very common. =)

Yrautca - I know....it just seems that viagra. circumstantially, would be a more fun way to go.

Anonymous - I had never heard of it before

Px said...

still no snow here

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berly02 said...

That is totally crazy.
Wouldn't you know when you are starting to feel. . . well . . . deathly?

Trib said...

I love shoveling snow! You know you're doing it right when the pain spreads up along the left side of your jaw and down your arm.

Princess Pessimism said...

Berly - I think that if I felt like I was about to drop dead...i'd stop doing whatever it was that made me feel like that. LOL

Sylvana said...

I have heard of this happening before. My uncle died of a heart attack stacking wood into the bed of his truck one winter.