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Day 120 - Cardiology Appointment Update

Monday, July 29, 2013

I saw the cardiologist this morning and had great news.

My blood pressure is 100/62. He is not sure as to why last week I had the high blood pressure and chest pains but he said it is not heart in heart problems. He said it could have been the combination of over stressing myself out with work and walking in the extremely high heat we had. I may have been dehydrated regardless of the amount of water I do drink...64 ounces each day! This could have been attributed to the reason why the ER technicians had such a hard time finding a vein for the IV port.

He asked me why I did not opt for the treadmill when I had my stress test. I told him that I can barely jog a quarter mile without my heart rate going sky high, out of breath, and in pain in my chest, neck, and lower jaw. (the chemical stress test brought out these pains too....). He thinks it could be lung related as in asthma. He called it, "exercise induced asthma". Sort of sounds like I am allergic to exercising! LOL

He also told me that I do not need to be on any sodium restrictions. In fact, he told me that a little bit of salt would help my blood pressure! So, I guess I won't need to really follow the DASH diet program! The doctor also said to keep losing the weight and continue with my walking.


Yesterday, my husband took notice of what I was doing on this website. We went for a walk and I ended up telling him what the website was all about and how much I lost thus far. He seems to be supportive. Yay!

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    That's awesome news! Always easier when you're partner is involved/supportive. Glad you have a clean bill of health! emoticon
    1663 days ago
    All really great news! Having a supportive spouse makes a huge difference!! Congrats on the awesome blood pressure!!
    1663 days ago
  • SUMMER2203
    so happy to hear that you're healthy (and that blood pressure is AWESOME!!!). annnd very excited to hear that your husband is on board! i am always a proponent of complete honesty in a relationship, and i am so glad that this is out in the open between you guys now!!!
    1663 days ago
    Fabulous news! So glad that it's turned out so well and that you don't need to worry about that DASH diet.

    Funny thing is that it could have been being too low in sodium that led to the dehydration that led to the ER visit...

    emoticon for great news from docs, and support from the hubby!
    1664 days ago
    Awesome news all around :)

    1664 days ago
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