Tuesday, February 22, 2011
So I dropped the ball.... yes I did October came and went, November, December, January and once again February, my Birth Month... and I did NOTHING for 5 Months. DID NOTHING!!!, well I actually did more than NOTHING. I ATE whatever was in front of me especially during the Holidays, OMG did I eat, all the wrong things at the wrong times, didn’t deprive myself of any bake goods, not the hot chocolate, not the treat, not the tamales, or pumpkin pies.
But on the second week of January, I laid down to go to sleep and I felt like I was having a heart attack.... I jumped out of the bed and called 911 and prayed and swore that I will become healthier and that I would be aware of what I ate. When the paramedics showed up the tested my sugar levels, did and EKG and checked my Blood Pressure and Heart Rate and everything was within normal the only thing was that I had a little bit of High Blood Pressure, they mention I could be possibly having a PANIC or ANXIETY ATTACK to go check with my doctor about that. The next day of course, I went to see my doctors who mentioned it sounded like it was acid reflex due to a bacteria that lives in the stomach and send me over H-Pylori test (which came back positive) placed me on antibiotics and antacids. As soon as I felt better I continued with my bad habits....
A couple of weeks ago, I went in for a checkup because most of my symptoms had came back and also I was experiencing a hot felling on my face right after eating, doctor order a diabetic panel, and told me my Blood Pressure was high and now she had to placed me on High Blood Pressure Medication.... It didn’t matter how many excuses I gave her for the reasons I though my Blood Pressure was high (moving to a new place, had a late period and panicked) she still placed me on the medication.... For ME that was hitting Rock Bottom..... My worst fear!!! and became sooo anxious about the situation that once again I had a panic / anxiety attack, that made go to visit the ER and called 911 (AGAIN)
But a few days ago, I went back to see her for her to read me the diabetic panel results... She said my blood pressure is better, so she modified the dosage of my meds but the best thing was that I had lost 5lbs she said, keep up the good work, and BTW you are not diabetic.... I felt a heavy load lifting because many of my family members are and I see how much they struggle with this disease.
NOW I am very aware of what I eat, I am going on long walks with my dog; my new goals are simple… I just want to get off the meds and live a happy healthy life.....