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Do You Think It Would Be Safe For Me To Move A Little Snow From My Driveway?

Do You Think It Would Be Safe For Me To Move A Little Snow From My Driveway?

I am 80 yrs old and have been left with angina after 2 heart attacks and open heart surgery.

Sorry I just realized how stupid this is.

posted January 30, 2018
A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member

You’re not stupid. With your health issues you may fall over in the driveway. You’re too young for that.

posted January 30, 2018
A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member

You have to understand that the amount of stress you put on the body during the act of shoveling snow because IN very cold temperatures your blood pressure elevates to Just combat being outside, then add to it the stress of LIFTING even tidbits of what you might have lifted at age 20, add to this the stress of your core Building UP heat that you cannot dissipate wearing the proper clothes, for the weather that your not accustomed to being out in "typically" like when you were out chopping kindling for your cook stove and heating bath water this morning :) I definitely suggest NOT doing that

posted March 4
A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member

Not stupid at all. A good pair of non slip boots and a small shovel, maybe 5 minutes at a time. If you are having angina, not at all.

posted February 5, 2018
A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member

Better ask your doctors. It is NEVER safe for ANYONE to move snow by hand.

posted November 1
A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member

Can't tell you I think it's a good idea. Advise never. Just because not worth the risk. Ice melt so you don't slip?

posted October 14

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