Just got out of the hospital. They gave me carby food, but not enough to keep me from getting a low blood sugar today. I had a turkey sandwich, 4 ozs. SF jello, and a few ozs of diet ginger ale ( yuck! ), in the first 24 hours. Then they ran some tests, and 4 hours later, I ate some fish, and broccoli, and 4 ozs of milk.
Their suggestion was to drink 1 liter of total fluids a day ( 35 ozs? ), and cut sodium to 1000 mg. My tests all came back good, and they think I may have just had a back muscle issue, and too much sodium, and water intake. I have been drinking 12 glasses a day for years, and now they suggest 4 glasses of total fluid intake. The sodium I kind of knew was a problem. I ate canned beans, and sausage every day. Some of my issues could have been from A-fib too, so basically rest,and eating healthy are the prescription.
I am now home, feeling relatively good, and thawing chicken to have with some tomatoes for supper, then going to get some rest. I did not sleep well in the hospital. My roommate kept it so cold I had to breathe through the blanket, or else it hurt to inhale. You could feel the cold if you got within 10 feet of the door. He'd been there for 3 weeks though, and I knew I was just in for a tune-up ( under 2 days ), so I decided not to choke him unconscious, and reset the thermometer. The nurses were used to him. I guess he is a regular visitor.
I am hoping that I feel even better when I get back on low carb. I have no cravings, since I just ate fish, and broccoli today, and then a salad when I escaped ( I had oil/vinegar dressing at home ). I skipped meat on my salad and had green peppers, onions, tomatoes, and fresh mushrooms. With chicken/tomatoes tonight, I should be back into ketosis.
I did lose 1.2 lbs while there, but I think it was due to being on a 500 calorie diet. I also feel sleepy, and hope my energy returns, so I can walk. I did do about 20 laps today at the hospital, but am going to take a nap already, so I have the energy to cook, and watch TV.
I am going to try 6 glasses of water tomorrow, and see if that is enough, and stick to very low carb. My biggest worry is that dehydration leads to gout attacks. Hoping this is just a bump in the road, and I can get back to normal quickly.
Russell - current BMI 28.6
197 - bmi 30 - done
164 - bmi-25
| current weight: 183.4