Monday, May 14, 2012
I must apoligise for taking so long to write this blog ..
First of all, I want to thank all my very preceous friends for all your support and love ..
I can honestly say you are really helping me to feel so much better
There is such a out pouring of love prayers and support for me ... I really can't find the words to express my gratitude to you ..
As most of you know I have been steadily losing weight over the last 20 years.
The last three of them with Sparkpeople.
I have been exercising and doing all the right things and had been feeling so well ..
The last few months I had been feeling not quite right … a lot of breathlessness and I put it down to the Asthma I still suffer from .
But my Doctor advised me on further investigation that my heart was in AF (atrial Fibulation)
My Heart Specialist recommended a lot of tests including a myocardial chemically induced stress test .
This I had on Monday two weeks ago ..
During this test I had a AMI .. (Acute Myocardial Infartion) in laymans terms, a massive heart attack .
I was treated in our local hospital and they couldn't get my heart working properly so I was taken down in the RFDS (Royal Flying Doctor Service ) Aircraft to a larger city and admitted to ACC Ward .
Still unable to get the heart working I was taken to theatre for a Angiogram .
Results were : Arteries were clear but furthur heart muscle damage done ..
So now they are trying to bring my heart muscle back into sinus rhythm... (which means beating regulary) .. with medication, if this doesn't work I will be fitted for a pacemaker .
It has been suggested to me by someone, that because I tell everyone what is happening I am inviting hero worship ..
This is so far from the facts it isn't funny.
The reason I tell you all is to try and stop this happening to you ..
We must lose weight .. We must stop eating saturated fats ( they are the main cause of heart attacks). We must use food as a fuel for our bodies . Not to eat mindlessly ..
I post what I am doing, and what is happening to me as a lesson ..
All of this could most likely have been avoided if I hadn't been so big and had lost weight earlier ..
Granted, my extreme weight was mostly caused by Cortisone ..
I must also take part of the blame, for what I put in my mouth …
I am hoping this Blog will help some of you see just how very important losing weight and staying as fit as you can, and choosing the right foodto fuel your body
Sparkpeople have saved my life ..
If I hadn't lost the weight I have, and learned to eat well and nutritiously, I wouldn't be here now to tell you my story ..
The Doctors were amazed at how clean my arteries were ..
Of course, I told anyone that would listen about Sparkpeople.com.
Even some of my nurses have said they will join.
We must use the trackers, they are so important ..
Our lives depend on them and our own common sense to use them ..
Granted, it all take time.
But a few minute's a day to record our nutrition and exercise surely would be so much better than having to go through what I did .
I will be away from my teams for a little while .. I need to rest and get myself back into feeling well enough to start exercising again ..
Until I am back in Sinus Rhythm... I cannot exercise, I can't walk the length of the room without experiencing chest pain and breathlessness.
Thank you for listening to me, and hopefully I might just get through to you how very important it is to eat well and exercise ..
I love you all ..