I joined Spark people at the behest of my dietitian.
I have many health conditions which make it difficult to exercise at a level sufficient to achieve and maintain adequate cardiovascular health.
My goal is lose 25 Lbs, lower blood sugar, blood lipids and to feel better.
Essentially, I want to control the dietary risk factors for cardiovascular disease and cancer.
So far I have lost 13 Lbs. The meal tracker has made it go smoothly.
I suffer from: CAD, COPD, Pre- Diabetes, Proteinuria, HGD in Barrett’s Esophagus, Lumbosacral Radiculopathies, Lumbar Stenosis, Mixed motor sensory polyneuropathy with demyelinative and chronic axonal changes. I also suffer from an Immune Mediated Necrotizing Inflammatory Myopathy, for which I receive IVIG infusions every 4 to 5 weeks. This disease limits my ability to exercise due to weak muscles and muscle wasting. There is no cure for this however; it is not terminal and the Infusions are keeping me at an independent functional level. I receive physical and occupational therapy twice a week which helps lessen my pain.
I am determined to maintain my functional level and improve my quality of life.
I am a Prostate cancer survivor, and have endured the surgery to correct; in addition to open heart surgery and many other invasive and non invasive interventions.
I am thankful that I can get around, do some chores around the house and some cooking.
My loving wife, family and friends are a never ending source of encouragement and support.
Anyone else out there with a neuromuscular problem?
I would like to hear from you.
“You must be the change you want to see in the world”