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    addy1 water gardener / gold fish and shubunkins Moderator

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    Absolutely love the way you put this! That is so darn true.
    My honey went from feeling like super man, to broken............old............damaged........all within one week. But on the road up mentally and physically.

    Fix the damaged car and make it better! Add a great paint job, change to the oil and it will keep on running for you.
     
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    As far as running on one less cylinder, don't worry about it. Apparently Chrysler's trucks shut down cylinders at highway speeds to improve mileage, without any significant loss of performance. Just think.... you'll be going farther on less fuel!! :D
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    Actually, fuel is a very apt analogy. I won't be using fatty foods fuel that burns dirty. I'll be using cleaner fuel. However, this cleaner fuel doesn't taste as good!
     
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    Yes, BUT you'll still be around to burn that fuel! ;)
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    But this is what it feels like:
    Choice 1 - Eat mouse droppings and live as long as you want!
    Choice 2 - Eat all you want and live a shorter life!
     
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    OK, so this morning I was dying for a fried egg sandwich dripping in mayo (no pun intended). Instead, I ate an egg white sandwich without anything. Then my wife fed me a concoction of pureed apple, carrot and mixed greens. Ugh, ugh, and triple ugh.
     
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    j.w I Love my Goldies

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    You'll learn to work around the different foods that taste weird to you. There are all kinds of spices nowadays to make them taste better. Mouse droppings w/ garlic and onions is really tasty.............I hear [​IMG]
     
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    We still do real eggs, but converted to low fat mayo. I buy the organic, free range type eggs, expensive but good. All the reading you do, i.e. decent web sites, healthy eating sites, state that whole eggs are not bad for you. I just make sure the bread is a good high grain bread, high fiber high protein.

    read this from u of berkley.............http://www.berkeleywellness.com/healthy-eating/nutrition/article/sunny-side-eggs

    It's time to revisit the egg question and HOPEFULLY put an end to the myth that egg yolks are bad.
    It seems that whole eggs have a long history of being both good for you, then bad for you (during the low cholesterol craze), and then good for you again. Almost every day, you hear this age-old myth: Whole eggs are bad for you because they contain too much cholesterol and fat.

    Eggs have had a bad reputation because of their high cholesterol content: 210 milligrams in the yolk of a large egg. But, in fact, they do not raise blood cholesterol in most people, and they may even be good for your heart in some ways.

    The truth is that the egg yolk is better for you than any other part of the egg. This fact has been completely obscured by bad information that resulted in the common misconception that egg yolks are bad. So, by keeping the egg white and discarding the egg yolk, you are getting rid of the part of the egg that has the most antioxidants, minerals, and vitamins.
    The egg yolk has all the cholesterol and fat, but the egg yolk also ALL the nutrition! Check out the chart below comparing whole eggs to egg whites:

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    It still remains that the yolks have almost 200mg of cholesterol which is what I'm trying to avoid.

    Man, I just woke up from a very horrible nap.
    - First I was in this cartoon game where I was underwater and trying to get somewhere before running out of breath. I woke up gasping 7-8x in quick succession.
    - I went back asleep and next woke up gasping because I had been participating in a field hockey game (men's).
    - For the next few times, I woke up posting this stuff on GBP only to find out I was still in bed.

    I am definitely not back yet.
     
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    j.w I Love my Goldies

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    Wonder if some of those meds are messing w/ your mind or maybe you just need more rest. I don't dream much anymore, wish I did cuz I used to love the psycho ones I used to have, didn't want to wake up, wanted to see the end but ya know I never did :(
     
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    I think I'm going to use this post kinda as a diary of my post MI symptoms.

    Today was a bit scary. I thought I had a mini-stroke or something as I thought I had a blind spot in my vision but it went away after a while. Napping still with shortness of breath waking me up.

    Arms and legs in some cases with huge bruises on them from the IV's. Left forearm with some pain symptoms on the skin possible due to nerve damage from IV. Right arm/wrist/hand with soreness not sure what from, hopefully will go away. BP down to normal, weight at 191lbs. Stomach upset from vastly different diet.
     
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    When they do the heart cath, they used to always go through you groin, femoral artery They are now using the artery at your wrist if they can, if they used it, it is an arterial stick, which can hurt and will hurt for a while after.

    Honey was bruised all over.
     
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    I'm sure you know this but make sure to mention the shortness of breath to your doctor.

    Also good idea to weigh yourself daily and keep a record of your weight.
     
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    I've never been through anything like this nor my hubby but all I can say is good for you keeping a record of all that you are going through and do report it all to your doc too John. Your body will thank you for keeping to the good food for you way of eating. Keep up your exercise as we all should be doing regularly. I try to walk every day but I don't eat as well as I should. I am trying to do better tho. You said it would be hard for you to keep the stress down but that I bet is really important to do. Must be some kind of little procedure suggestions from your doc to do in moments of stress. Keep up the good work. You can be a good example to the rest of us :)
     
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    Great job of getting back on the horse, John - even though you shouldn't eat like one anymore. Enjoy your holiday weekend and the wonderful weather. (y)
     
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    Thanks!
    It's very hard to eat "right". Still experimenting with different types of food. I I'm eating less, that's for sure. But non-starchy veggies are definitely hard to swallow.

    Worrying me is my continuing shortness of breath, especially lying down, which the nurse says is a symptom of diastolic heard failure. I've also noticed that my feet (farthest away from my heart) are parchment white, but at least I don't have swollen ankles.
     
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    Would it help to get the wedge pillow so you could lay slightly upright? while sleeping?

    You will get into a decent food flow, it takes time. Learn what you like and it will become a staple, with an occasional diversion..............into bad.
    It was harder for us to watch the sugars then the cholesterol in foods, everything has sugars.
     
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    John it sounds like you have not been a real veggie eating type of person all your life perhaps? It will be harder for you to get used to it as it is myself also. I did find that Cauliflower makes a nice potato replacement. You can cook that up and then mash it and it's pretty much like mashed taters. I do like it w/ butter but guess butter is not on your list. Maybe some kind of seasoning would work.

    If the nurse says your shortness of breath is from heart failure is it a normal thing to be happening to you at this point? I mean are they doing anything for you for this symptom or is it something you have to get through since your surgery?
     
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    Today is a very bad day. The worst day so I've had since I came home. A lot of shortness of breath. Tired, but can't sleep because I can't breathe. Nurse said it was due to edema around the lungs, so I puttered around outside a little and that seemed to help.
     
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    Did they tell you to cut out salt? My dad was on a diuretic, the doc told me cutting out salt was way more important than taking a diuretic.
    He would get fluid overload from his heart issues, cutting salt really helped him. Hypoxia would cause all sorts of mental issues.
     
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