Did you know that when you have heart failure, your heart gets bigger? I always thought that was interesting. What happens is the pumping ability of your heart becomes inefficient. The two sides of your heart do not beat in sync with each other, and as a result, the amount of blood that is pumped out of your heart is diminished. This is heart failure.
I guess growing up with Dr. Seuss, I always thought it was the Grinches of the world who were sick. After all, his heart was two sizes too small. It's the big things that are supposed to be healthy and the little things that are supposed to be dying. Babies become fat and chubby. Flowers wilt.
Not true for the heart.
When the Grinch learned the true spirit of Christmas, his heart grew three sizes that day. But the Grinch wasn't loved up. He was dying.
Let that be a lesson to all of you big-hearted daters out there.
*This blog post is brought to you by the morbid negativity that accompanies the period after any breakup.