This is a picture of aspirin. You should have a bottle in your medicine cabinet. Near the Band-Aids, the Tums, and any other basic stuff.
After the use of Tylenol and Motrin became widespread back in the sixties or seventies, many people stopped keeping aspirin around. I was one of them. We never used it, so why have it?
Then I read somewhere that aspirin was helpful in reducing the effects of a heart attack and should be taken if a heart attack is suspected. Joe had an elderly father with a heart condition. We had an aging friend whose heart was fragile, too. So we began keeping a small bottle on hand. In the powder room with the band-aids.
We learned yesterday that the damage to Joe's heart is "moderate." Not "slight," which is what I'd been hoping. But, more importantly, not "severe," which it could have been.
If you do not presently have aspirin at home in a place where you can put your hands on it fast, please remedy this today.
It has made our lives different from what they could have been. It could do the same for you.
Indulge me. Get the aspirin.