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Cleared one hurdle on a road with many
My regularly scheduled visit to the cardiology department yesterday yielded some surprises to me that I really wasn't expecting. My most recent blood draw was last week on Thursday, in advance of my appointment yesterday.
I have been meeti... Read more
Feeling good again!
My appointment with the thoracic surgeon Friday morning was a positive experience. He had reviewed my numbers from my admission to the hospital, all of the different images that were taken of my heart and my aorta. He had also seen my progress... Read more
15 weeks out of the hospital and...
Tomorrow, August 28, 2016 will be 15 weeks since my discharge from the hospital for my episode of the culmination of all my bad habits boiling over in a bout of congestive heart failure.
Thinking back to the second week in May, I was in den... Read more
A big, solid, kick in the butt
That's what I need.
I haven't faltered.
I didn't skip my nutrition plan.
Everything is going to plan actually. I weighed myself this morning for a 2 pound loss. What is on my mind is how great of shape I was in just 3 short year... Read more
The scale read 379.4 this morning for a 1.4 pound loss. People that know me keep asking me how I feel. My usual response is, "I'm feeling alright, not 100%, but not bad enough to go to the hospital". Diane is really the only person I encounte... Read more
Progress Report 9 weeks
It's been 9 weeks since I have been discharged from the hospital, and the changes since then have been subtle, some dramatic, and some not noticeable at all.
Last time I wrote about the challenge being tough. My efforts were successful in ... Read more
The Challenge is tough, am I tougher?
Since my last visit to the Cardiology team June 30, I have been in a challenge that is locking my attention and has me confounded at times. Going into the appointment, I was confident and poised with my nutrition plan and how I've been executin... Read more
In the shop for a check up
I took the old Ford into the shop today for a scheduled check up and I got some good news and some surprises. First up, the good news. My weight is down another 1.7 pounds from 5 days ago. Wonderful. I have validation again that what I'm doi... Read more
Surprises along the way...
I have been chugging along on my nutrition plan and I am still feeling quite well for only being out of the hospital only a little over a month. I am sleeping well at night and waking up at the same time every morning without the alarm clock. ... Read more
Had a pit stop today
Positives from today's appointment with the cardiologist:
*My blood pressure continues to be controlled within an acceptable range
*My weight continues in the correct direction, I had another 2 pound loss since my last weigh-in
*T... Read more
Today, I went to the gym for my weigh in. I was pleased with the result. The last time I had weighed in was May 25th and I wasn't pleased with that result as it was over the amount I was discharged from the hospital and the exact same weight a... Read more
On the road to Feeling good again!
On May 17th 2016 I wrote about the roads and different paths that I have been on over the past 3 1/2 years. Today, I am on the road to Feeling good again! In my present position, I would be in an old, beat up Ford on a dirt road in Maine and Fee... Read more
It will be 2 weeks today that I was discharged from the hospital. In the past 2 weeks, I have not been very active, which is not a huge change for me.
The improvements that are:
* I am not gasping for air after short bouts of activi... Read more
I've been on this road before...
There's something about being on a familiar path or trail. Sometimes it means the person is going home. It could mean you are travelling to work. In some cases, the destination on that path leads to a place that the person travelling the path... Read more
Mission Possible (Week 12 of 26)
...and I thought last week was challenging! Getting comfortable in my new gym is not a problem. I am mostly all alone in the middle of the night working out. The challenging part is now that I am working a "regular" work week for the last few... Read more