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5% challenge finale... and a heart attack

Saturday, December 02, 2017

Today I finished my 5% fall challenge. I didn't met my goal (missed it by .9 lbs!) but I am proud of myself. I still lost 10 pounds and I am SO close to Onderland. I sense a very exciting week ahead for me. haha

How did I do it? "some" smarts and a whole lot of stress and anxiety. I don't recommend this method.

DH (42) had a heart attack on 11/18. That's right.. he's 42..TOO YOUNG. There's is a family history, but not this young. Scared the daylights out of both of us. He had a full blockage in his LAD artery. And FYI.. that artery... it's called the Widow Maker. How nice. Praise Jesus they found it early. He was released from the hospital looking and feeling good on 11/20. ON THE WAY HOME... he passed out on me. Took him to the nearest ER and spent another 2 days in ICU. No real strong opinions on what happened except maybe his enzymes were still high from his heart attack. They noted they were low on the 18th. I'm not a medical professional and I don't work in the medical field, so I just have to take their word for now.
DH was released (again) on the 22nd and was home for Thanksgiving. I can assure you that, that was a very stressful drive home. I kept looking over at him to make sure he was alive and conscious. We have a long list of new meds and an even longer list of do's and don'ts for food.
While DH does have a family history of heart problems, his doctor told us this was very much caused by not managing his diabetes.

So, we're at home with a new lifestyle. Still trying to figure everything out. We've gotten some conflicting information from different medical professionals as far as eating habits, so more research is on the horizon.. and obviously a new menu.

In the mean time, we got new fitbits (thank you Black Friday sales) and DH is doing FANTASTIC at getting steps in. Going back to work this week though, so that's when the struggle really begins for him I think.

Now onto some research!

God Bless!
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  • MOM4HOCKEY
    Hey friend! Thinking of you and praying for continued healing for your hubby! emoticon emoticon
    1077 days ago
  • LYNLE0423
    Oh my friend! I hope all is better for you, DH and your family! I am so sorry you had to go through this. Let me know if there is anything I can do for you!

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    1085 days ago
  • -JAMES-
    Don't ignore lood sugar problems. Take a look into how carbohydrates, of any type, impact blood sugar.

    It's not just sugar. Study how these things impact blood sugar:
    - alcohol
    - carbohydrates
    - dietary fat
    - dietary protein

    Oh yes, and excess body fat impacts blood sugar control too. I'm happy to chat any time, just send me s note.
    1088 days ago
  • MTNGRL
    Wow, so glad he is home now and on the path to better health. It is a shame there are so many conflicting opinions on diet for diabetics. It seems like this should be something professionals could agree on. I've been told so many different things It makes my head spin. I test and eat to my meter.I've learned what works for me, it is a process. Even healthy foods like fruit and whole grains raise my levels. I am glad he is getting the steps in, it will surely help!
    1089 days ago
  • NANCYPAT1
    Your moves toward a healthier lifestyle might just save you and your dh's lives SP encourages making choices that will support healthy recovery after his heart attack and will make it more likely you will both live to a role old age.
    1090 days ago
  • JOHNMARTINMILES
    You are indeed fortunate to have found this out without a fatality and now you can plot a strategy to deal with this condition.

    Keep on Keeping on!

    Make today the greatest day of your life!
    emoticon Until tomorrow!


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    “No man can get rich himself unless he enriches others.”
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    1090 days ago
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