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Tuesday, July 24, 2012

So, basically I have three problems.

--Possible blockage in the heart. (was referred to a cardiologist... appointment to be set up soon)
--hypothyroid problem. I am now on a medication for that.
--High cholesterol. I am on a low-cholesterol diet now.

I'm 21... it's too soon for all of this. I need to change some things. That's a definite.

Thanks for the prayers, everyone! :) I really appreciate them! Your encouragement has been great!

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    Oh, Monica, I'm so sorry to hear about these new hurdles! Good news: you're confronting this head-on (see cardiologist a.s.a.p.!), there's tons of information and support on spark, now you have that extra "push" to make healthier choices, and (best of all) God is with you! Hugs and prayers!
    2742 days ago
    Thanks for the update. In my younger days I always accepted whatever the doctor said and went from there. Now days, with the internet information available, I read up on everything so that I can discuss these issues with my doctor the next time I go in. It does seem that he doesn't appreciate my research, but several times has gone along with the things I wanted to try and it's worked. I say all of that to say this, you are young and you need to take control of your medical care with as much information as you can. I have no doubt you have a great life ahead with dealing with these health problems early. God bless you and accept the challenge to change your life for the better! Sincerely, Carlene
    2742 days ago
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    You are saving your life! God bless you! emoticon emoticon
    2742 days ago
    The good news is, with a young brain you'll be able to sort all the new info/ study you need to support healthy living for the next 21 years (and beyond)!

    SP is a GREAT place for support -- remembering it's as trustworthy as Facebook ;p Seriously, doctor's guidance is key BUT doctors can be wrong (my gastroenterologist of many years just said, "If people knew how little nutrition has to do with their gut...let me prescribe you ..."

    I won't go see him again. Breaks my heart! He's a pill-pusher with no interest in a person getting better! I don't have the same concerns as YOU but I have a lot of medical concerns (congenital lupus being one: born with it! Celiac is another: born with it but only diagnosed at 40+).

    A diagnosis is a GOOD thing (albeit means months of study/ learning and let's face it: enforced change doesn't feel good -- at first). When you get working your programs, you'll feel better. Life isn't easy, unfortunately, but you have a great support system HERE and I hope at home, too.

    Rock on, lady. You can do this!
    2742 days ago
    I just ran into your blog by accident and wanted to comment. There is virtually no link between dietary cholesterol and cholesterol in your arteries, in spite of what some doctors still tell people. It is over-consumption of carbohydrates that will cause heart disease, diabetes, negatively affect the thyroid and a lot of other issues.
    Please take an in-depth look at this blog by Dr. Peter Attia for more info. It could save your life. You can find it here:
    Among other things there is an in-depth series about Cholesterol which is a good resource to hand to your doctor.
    Another resource is the blog by the Cardiologist William Davis, also known as the author of the book Wheatbelly.
    His blog is here:

    There are many other resources like this on spark in the low-carb, paleo and primal eating groups.
    Best wishes and blessings to you

    2742 days ago

    Comment edited on: 7/24/2012 4:15:12 PM
    its not over ,this is just the begaining of a new life. keep coming back. emoticon
    2742 days ago
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