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Health Scare in Week 7

Friday, October 30, 2015

As I was walking home from my daily walk last Sunday, I had terrible pressure in my chest and shortness of breath. I got terribly dizzy and light headed. I came home, got in the car, and went to the ER. My blood pressure was 178/100. I was admitted and had every test for heart problems, and all came back negative. I was released Monday afternoon, with a diagnosis of hypertension caused by stress. It was a wake-up call for me. I cannot be a good care-giver for my husband if I do not take care of myself and relax more.

Even though I had no exercise on Monday or Tuesday, I still had a successful week 7. I lost 2.6 pounds and 1/2 inch off of my waist. Bring on week 8 ... I'm ready for it!
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  • WOUBBIE
    I'm glad your heart got a clean bill of health! Stress is a difficult beast to tame! Yoga or meditation, maybe?
    1674 days ago
  • ZELLAZM
    Prayed for you when I heard the news! Sounds like it's time to get some good self-care strategies in place. emoticon
    1675 days ago
  • MCFITZ2
    Glad your tests were normal. Be sure to care for yourself, also a follow up with your primary to discuss the stress etc might be in order.
    1675 days ago
  • no profile photo RAKEDUSTEN
    You may want to be tested for sleep apnea.
    1675 days ago
  • BUDGETMAW
    I'm glad they didn't find anything seriously wrong, but do take care of yourself!
    1675 days ago
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