Monday, June 18, 2012
My mom had another stroke late last week. This time they found three more blockages and surgery is not an option. Her risks are extremely high for having another stroke. This just seems absolutely dismal to me and of course food became my friend again over the weekend. I did not go the fast food route like last time (I defiantly learned my lesson there), but the amount of food I ate went over my goals.
The Doctor said that her risk may lower a little bit if she changed her diet and started exercising, but at this point it is not reversible. So as a family we discussed our goals for ourselves. We are going to all push to lose weight as a family.
My sister and I decided to get my parents another exercise bike for their anniversary so they can exercise together. As I try new recipes that turn out great I will pass them on to my mom to try out too! My Dad has been doing a lot of research about stroke and he has already raided the cupboards and fridge for non-healthy options. All of which went to the trash!
If we all start making really progress I know it will give my mom hope to push on and make a real change!