Thursday, November 03, 2011

I am hesitant to add these words here, but I think if I do and share it maybe it will help someone, including my loving hubby. He is fine, nothing serious as it turned out.

On Halloween, just 4 days ago, my husband was making dinner. (Yes he's great like that!) Just as we sat down to eat, I noticed an odd look on his face. He said he couldn't swallow. He had a pain in the middle of his chest, "It's just a gas bubble". I looked at him and said "Are you sure, how bad is it? Sometimes in men, a heart attack feels like gas or heartburn. Let's go to the doctor." We live less than 5 minutes from our medical clinic. He insisted he would be fine, it would go away soon. He walked upstairs and came back a few times and I followed him up. He agreed to go in. As we drove to the clinic, he started hiccoughing and I could see and hear how much it hurt him. By the time we got to the doctor's office he felt better. I sat in the office visit and listened to the discussion. "I haven't eaten all day, until I got home. and I must have eaten too fast. This happens every couple weeks." WHAT?

Apparently he has been fasting all day while working and waiting to eat when he gets home at 2:00 or later. He wakes up at 4:30 and has diet cola for breakfast. Then when he gets home, he eats whatever he feels like and continues eating until he make dinner. "You need to change your eating habits, and lower you blood pressure - it was 150/84. " On the way home I offered him the afternoons on Monday and Tuesday to go out and exercise - play golf - to start working on losing weight. Or use the treadmill. I suggested to him to take a lunch to work, eat on his break, stop drinking soft drinks and eating junk food since it has so much sodium. Maybe that will lower his BP. He smokes but I didn't mention it since I "nag" him all the time about that.

He knows I'm trying to eat better and exercise. Maybe now he can join me? He joined SP earlier this year but stopped logging on and tracking his food.

His dad died 11 years ago on Halloween too... to hear him say that while sitting in the doctor's office was surreal.

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    Hope this is the turning point that gets your husband getting fit along side you. Glad it wasn't serious and that he has a chance to change some of his habits. I love how you gave up some of "your time" to give him time to do what he wants to get fitter. A very generous and "wifely" thing to do and unfortunately not as common a thing as it should be. Good luck to both of you as you go forward together.
    3481 days ago
    Gracious, that would be quite a scare. Thank goodness it was nothing worse and hopefully it's a wake-up call to encourage better habits.
    3483 days ago
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