First visit with the cardiologistby Scott Garan on 10/31/17
So I haven’t posted about my CHF in a while simply because not much has changed. My meals are going fairly good with the new cook book, but occasionally I come up with a meal that isn’t so good. Yesterday I made a chicken noodle soup which really tasted like dish water with some chicken and noodles in it. Still, most of the meals have been very good and I am getting along fine.
I have been using my CPAP machine and have pretty much adjusted to it. Last night I got 9 ½ hours of sleep and awoke feeling amazing. What’s better is that Melanie said I have completely stopped snoring which is giving my heart the break it needs to regain its strength.
Of course exercise has always been important in my life and I continue to train and have been pushing harder with my cardio. Additionally I have been pushing a little harder with the weights, but the doctor doesn’t want me going too heavy so I am still not lifting nearly as heavy as before. Still, just being back lifting does as much for me mentally as physically. It’s just always an enjoyment for me spending some time in the gym.
So today I went to the cardiologists for the first time since I have been out of the hospital. I am glad to say that I got a really good report back. The doc said my EKG was fine, and that he would be raising the dosage on one of my meds that is used to strengthen my heart back up. Additionally he is now having me lower my Lasix as he thinks my body can handle removing much of the water I was holding before. This is a trial so I will be taking it every other day to see how I respond and then perhaps as needed if this is working.
The simple fact that I am improving has really helped my mental attitude. While I was trying to stay positive, this report has really bolstered my spirits.
I will keep you posted as my journey progresses.