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I have been diagnosed with Congestive Heart Failure, Atrial Fibrillation with RVR, and an enlarged heart.
Doctors gave me 6 months to live — 10 years ago (guess my "sell or use by" date was a bit off, heh).
I'm also diabetic (due to taking prescription statin drugs), have severe chronic neuropathy pain (which makes any kind of movement painful to perform), and high blood pressure.
***My current way of eating has NOT contributed to these medical issues, it's actually greatly improved them!***
I have some serious limitations to overcome, but I'm still here and I'm not counting myself out yet! :)

Member Since: 9/1/2011

My Goals:
I currently have only one goal: to keep trying one day at a time, and not give up!

My Program:
I basically follow—a Vegetarian—intermittent fasting—MyWWBlue—lower carb—diabetic friendly—low glycemic—no refined or overly processed foods—lower sodium—good fats—whatever the heck my doctor suggests to me to do—way of eating. It was only confusing for the first 3 years... LOL

Doctor says no exercise allowed yet, due to a heart condition...but after over 7 years of waiting for doctor's clearance, I have made the decision in my own life that I can no longer sit on the couch and wait for my life to happen. I have started moving more around the house, when possible, and am doing the best that I can. :)

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"Ring the bells that can still ring,
Forget your perfect offering--
There is a crack in everything,
That's how the light gets in."
~~Leonard Cohen

"I've run the gamut, A to Z;
Three cheers and dammit, C'est la vie.
I got through all of last year, and I'm here.
Lord knows, at least I was there, and I'm here.
Look who's here, I'm still here!"
~~Stephen Sondheim, from "Follies"

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