Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Slowly Progressing Forward Albeit a Tortoise Pace

Hello friends, it's been awhile.  Well that's because I forgot my password.  But I found my list this week and tadaaaaaaaa!  I am back.

I start cardio rehab this Friday.  Kinda looking forward to it but not.  I'm a bit apprehensive about exercising at someones pace other than my own.  While it's true I walked 2/3 mile last night, I bet it took me a good 20 minutes.  ( I forgot my phone to track myself)  And it's true, I'm am a bit fearful that "pushing" myself could lead to complications.  You see....longtime followers will recall that back in September of 2006 I passed my stress test with flying colors.  Two weeks later I had a widowmaker and 3 stents.  Fast forward to 2018 and passed another stress test with flying colors.  And you guessed it, a triple by-pass.  Hence my apprehension....and yes, NO more stress tests for me.  Ever. Period. Zero. Nada.  I forgot to mention I just had an echo cardiogram Tuesday and still awaiting the results.  But I'm gonna venture a guess of the diagnosis: Passed.  I know, I am keenly aware that my answer drips with sarcasm.  But you'll see...

Appetite is finally back although most of my favorites have been cut.  I'm watching caffeine, sodium and sugar intakes right now.  Eating more fish, rice, beans and all that healthy rabbit food.  Chicken and pork are the main meat staples.  We found some turkey breasts on sale so those will be used as "lunch meat" when I return to work.  What is really tough, finding ham low in sodium.  Still looking...  Frozen veggies, no more canned.  No canned soups or anything canned for that matter.  Although I still eat baked beans out of the can.  I figure the gas negates the sodium.

Work...I dunno how I'm going to return.  I'm living the life right now.  I do nothing mainly because no one lets me.  But those that truly know me understand this isn't always the case.  Maybe after two weeks of rehab I'll feel more confident and take on more challenges.  I'm also getting a membership at the gym.  $10 a month with no commitment, open 24/7 and it's close to home.  Can't beat that!  I am also starting a daily routine to help ease myself back in real world living.  **I cringed at even typing that one**  But alas bills need paid and kids need fed.  Not sure yet when I'll return but hoping mid-August.  I was hoping sooner but it took 3 appointments and 3 weeks just to start rehab.

Oh and it's my birthday month.  I'll be 40 this shipping and handling!


Unknown said...

Dazd, (I forgot your birth name, read it sooo long ago), you hang in there! I know you are fearful of doing things, fearful of medical consequences of exertion. Take it easy!!! The human body will heal itself if you give it a chance. Eat organic. Eat a plant-based diet. Supplement with organic free range chicken and organic beef. There is glyphosate in GMO produced foods. Period. All run by corporations that place the almighty dollar ahead of morals and conscience. And for God's sake, see a homeopath. They cure, not treat. You are way too young for all these medical problems. I can help. Read Kevin Trudeau's book "Natural Cures They Don't Want You To Know About". 2008. It changed my life for the better. Watch Dr. John Bergman's Youtube channel. He says it all. Conventional medicine follows the path of treating forever without curing. In fact, it follows the law of diminishing returns. The more doctors you see, the less healthy you become. I hope I have helped you in some small way. Sometimes, that's all it really takes. Wishing you well and wishing you a complete recovery! Read that book!

Dazd said...

Thank you for the advice. I will most definitely check all of the suggestions. Yea, I don't always follow doctors orders. I am trying to eat healthy but not going totally organic. Too many fake claims out there it's tough to swim through all the crap. I'm working on a post currently regarding this subject. Stay tuned!

Unknown said...

If food is grown and certified organic in the US, then it usually is organic. These farms can be and are checked by inspectors. However, if the food source is outside of the US, then all that needs be done by the farmers is fill out a form that states it is organic. Nobody checks....It's on the honor system......and we all know there is very little of that these days! lol! About blood pressure and drugs...there is supposed to be a 40 point difference between systolic and diastolic pressure. That is a healthy measure of heart performance and resting arterial pressure. There is a metabolic reason why your pressure is slightly high. Your body is trying to heal itself. There is no one magic number for everyone. They used to say 120/80 is perfect. Then they said "Oh, that's not right. We want you to be 110/70! Now they can tell all those people that they are marginal and need medicine and guess who wins? Not the patient. In fact, the blood pressure medication will also drop the diastolic as well and if that was actually normal, well then, you now have low blood pressure between heartbeats! And a side effect is anemia, I believe. It took me a long time to realize that conventional doctors usually don't heal you. Very, very important that you watch Dr. John Bergman's Youtube videos. He explains how the human body works and how to heal it! Sorry if my comments are long-winded, but there is a lot to cover here. Be well, my friend!:-)