Updates and Losing Weight To Gain Health

A quick hello- I’ve been out of commission all month for health reasons.

My sister has been staying with me while she undergoes radiation therapy for her nasopharyngeal cancer… then I suddenly started experiencing chest pains.

I ended up in the ER about 5 times (which, here in the USA, is a very expensive hobby). I’ve ALSO been having kidney infections, one after the other, since last August. I never had them before in my life prior to this…

One afternoon, while I was minding my own business, not thinking about anything in particular, I stood up- experienced the sharpest stabbing pain in the heart- and dropped to the floor. It was my Sanford and Son moment (yes, my age is showing). I thought I was a goner.

Long story short, I failed my stress test- and my nuclear stress test showed a tiny dead spot indicating permanent damage… which is probably from a previous heart attack. I also had an angiogram- which, inexplicably came back clear even though my CT Angio said I had a widowmaker blockage.

I am recovering now from the angio, but have yet ANOTHER kidney infection now. I will be going for a CT scan of my lower torso next week or so.

In short, I’m falling apart.

I’m back on the juicing, with my cardiologist’s blessing. Yoga hasn’t been done in over a month and will resume as soon as my groin incision heals (from the angio- they went through my femoral artery). My current exercise consists of chasing Maisie, gardening, and walking.

I am now at the lowest weight I’ve been since before pregnancy. I can fit my size 8 shorts I wore 3 yrs ago, and they are a bit loose. Losing weight is IMPERATIVE, not for vanity, but to be able to have a long and healthy life!

I am not that big by most American standards, but I AM too big FOR MY OWN HEALTH. This isn’t body shame- this is simply trying to SURVIVE.

2 thoughts on “Updates and Losing Weight To Gain Health

  1. I’m sorry to hear this. Have you tried energy treatments, like Reiki? That combined with yoga, healthy diet, and moderate exercise can help so much. Please take care of yourseslf.


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