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    KONRAD695   60,149
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Reasons I LOVE SPARK or Positives with IVs and ER visits.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Disclaimer- before I start I would like to say that Wednesday was supposed to be the "big talk" night. There are a lot of things my wife is doing (and not knowing it) that are upsetting me. I was going to discuss it with her. So, yes, I am going to do something about it. On to my story.

Yesterday my body went on a partial shutdown. Blood pressure went down to 78 over 48 and would not budge, pulse would vary between 44 and 50. That's about 2 body stresses from dead. i.e.- stand up, pass out, hit head, not wake up, vitals are moving just way too slow. Don't worry, I'm fine today. I have been diagnosed with a "type 1 AV something or other", or the electrical impulses that control my heart got out of sync from top and bottom. I'm told many people have this but they don't exercise hard 20 hrs, work 55 active hrs, lose weight, sleep bad, miss all their nutrition marks Tue, then skip lunch Wed. Everything added up and my little defect showed. Now I get a monitor for a week and I push a magic button every time I feel bad, so it can record what's going on with my body.

And here is why I Love Spark.
I'm in the ER and they all assume I'm dehydrated (a little from workout). I explain Spark and trackers. Describe my water intakes, food intakes, and exercise. (ALL TRACKED). Well, they gave me a saline bag and tested my protein levels. I went to the bathroom, and protein was fine. I LOVE SPARK TRACKERS. Here comes the EKG. That worked.

While talking to doctor in ER I could describe everything, including 2 months of BP measurements (once per week) to show it should be 95 over 65 with a 55 pulse. Therefore when it hit 101 over 67 and pulse hit 50 they let me go. Otherwise, I'm there for the night. I Love Spark Trackers.

In the ER my wife decided to add her "2 cents", or more of her negative slanted comments about my life (as I see it). I knew what I've done, what I've accomplished, how I've tracked it all, and I can stay POSITIVE because I did it the right way. I'M STRONG, POSITIVE,AND WILL NOT BE DICTATED BY SOMEONE ELSE'S OPINION. I Love the Positive Spark Way.

Went to my doctor today. Went over everything, including EKG. Results, get a monitor, just in case. Other was had I hit my nutrition goals, got my sleep just like Spark says. I would not have been in such rough shape. WooHoo for the Spark Health Style. (now I have to do it).

After doc appt went to see wife at her lunch time. Thought I'd fill her in on some husband info. Got ignored as she ate the fast food paid for by the money taken from my wallet. That doesn't sit so well, but I took it. Stay positive and patient- RIGHT? When she finally gave me some time 12:45 (lunch ends at 12:45), I kissed her, said goodbye, and said I will talk to her some other time. I LOVE MY SPARK FRIENDS

I get home and eat, relax, get out some snacks. You know I've got to up my calories. A healthly lunch (over 800 cals but good cals) then toffee peanuts, then candy is a bad trend. Then I read an email, new comment on spark page. So I read it. One of my friends commented on how proud she was of my training, my pride in myself, and to remember this next time I'm down. Well, I WAS DOWN. Not now. I didn't get here by beer, candy, negative thoughts, and nap time. I got here with hard work, tracking, and mountains of positive energy from Spark and ALL MY SPARK FRIENDS.

After being the lazy, drink at night, sleep all morning, eat all day guy. Only one year ago. I am now the 51 pound light, running, healthy, positive thinking man. Just check out the attitude of my last 2 photos taken just 8 days ago.

I LOVE SPARKPEOPLE.

MOST OF ALL, I LOVE MY SPARK FRIENDS.

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ANDREAG89 2/14/2013 1:39PM

    I realize this is a late comment, but just wanted to say thank you for sharing, as this is a soul-baring blog, and I'm sure a tough one to admit. I'm glad to hear you are staying positive and focusing on the positive way of living. You deserve to treat yourself right.

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PENSIEVEGAZER 1/27/2013 11:24PM

    Awww Konrad!!!!!!! How scary! I have vasovagal reactions (which aren't chronic, I merely faint when I think I've lost blood hahaha Just my blood. Great thing for a pre-med student to have, eh?) and those are off-putting enough. But it sounds like you're, as always, trying to stay positive about it. I completely feel that appreciation of SparkPeople almost every day. I'm so happy that my comment could help you in that moment. Your comments have done that for me many times!!!! Seriously!!!!!

I'm also glad that you shared your trackers with your docs. I'm sure it helped them make the proper decisions on treatment and diagnosis.

I'm sure it's hard to deal with a spouse who is unsupportive. I went through that with my ex husband at a time in my life where I didn't have the self confidence to realize that I was okay being me and HE wasn't being a supportive partner. I really hope your talk went well. I think the other commenters may have hit on something when they say she is jealous. Patience and communication are the two virtues that I've learned are the most important in relationships (through my own mistakes and witnessing thriving marriages). She also may have been worried about your health and displayed that in a not-good way.

I'm sorry it took me so long to read this! I haven't been sparking much this weekend. I'll be sure to check in on you more often this week. It will give me a chance for mental breaks between studying for my Biochem and Immunology exams hehe.

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SPUNKYDUCKY 1/26/2013 1:46AM

    And we love you right back. Hope that you are feeling completely back to normal and that you ARE genuinely proud of your recent accomplishements - it's pretty amazing.

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WHISPERINGPINE9 1/25/2013 8:35AM

    emoticon love your sparking attitude. Perhaps your wife is a bit jealous of all your accomplishments. Partners can be that way sometimes. It's also a great idea that you have the backup you needed for your visit to the ER. You keep up the great work that you are doing and don't let ANYONE sabotage your efforts. You have come a long ways my dear friend. emoticon


My quote for today was......On your daily journeys, listen to those inner signals that help you make the right choices...no matter what anyone thinks.

Comment edited on: 1/25/2013 8:37:10 AM

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JULESJET 1/24/2013 9:46PM

    You have a wonderfully positive attitude about your trip to the ER and your Sparking habits!
You are AWESOME!
Keep it up!

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BLESSED2BEME 1/24/2013 8:49PM

    Amazing! Sad when we can't spread the spark to our personal family though. Praying for your wife to open up to communicating with you and moving forward with your relationship.

Whatever you do though, don't turn back on your own health as a compromise.

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GABBYWAGNER2024 1/24/2013 8:37PM

    that is awesome that you are keeping such an amazing attitude ! We definitely all have your back !

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SHERYLDS 1/24/2013 5:27PM

    Luv your spark attitude.... stay strong and keep on going

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VINTAGEPAGE 1/24/2013 4:32PM

  Great job with the right attitude! You are doing amazing on your journey, take care, a deep breath ans spark on my friend. We are all here cheering you on!

VP

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