WOW! 2016 was the last time I added anything on here! So much has changed!!! Jackie has graduated, Ben is an 11th grader…the world is upside down with the Covid-19 Pandemic. 2020 was a crazy year! I have been furloughed and now on FMLA because of the pandemic and I ended the year with a medical emergency that has changed my life as I knew it!
A few years ago, I was at my doctors office for what was supposed to be my yearly visit but I I had a pretty horrible case of pneumonia. My doctor told me he wanted me to go on a low carb diet since m cholesterol was slightly elevated. My blood pressure was elevated but once I was done with the medicines and felt better it had gone down, so they did not put me on blood pressure meds. I was bad and didn’t go back for follow up visits which fast forward to the end of December 2020…it was around 1:30am, Ken had a work emergency and had to go to his office (which is now here at home because of the pandemic), it was snowing, the kids went outside and saw that a tree was down so the 3 of us went out back to look at it. It was actually uprooted and leaning on the neighbors fence. I napped some photos to send to Ken since he couldn’t come look at it. The kids had already started back to the house so I started to run to “beat” them back. I now remember that I stopped for a second because I felt light-headed. What I don’t remember is collapsing and going unconscious…I woke up to Ken above me (now knowing he was doing compressions on me). I started screaming at the top of my lungs. I kept trying to get up but he kept holding me down. Finally I stood with his help. Ben had gotten the neighbor (who was an ex-paramedic) and called 911. The last thing that I wanted to do was go to the hospital when Covid is still spreading like wildfire. But Ken & the kids forced me to. while I was there, I had all sorts of blood work, x-rays, heart ultrasound, leg ultrasound, EKG, hooked up to a heart monitor, etc. Come to find out – my blood pressure was out of control, they couldn’t get the Diastolic number below 100! I just wanted out of there. I hated sharing a room with a complete stranger – especially a BATHROOM!!! It was a crazy week in the cardiac unit that week. I now find myself on blood pressure meds, a low carb diet and trying to get into a good exercise routine to drop weight. I have had two doctor appointments and have a few more tests and then follow-up appointments. Fun times!
Which brings me to posting on here again! I have been having a wonderful time finding new low carb recipes. Trying out different exercise videos and even started reading a book that I bought years ago called “The Happiness Project”. I am going for a whole new me!!!! Inside and out! And 2021 will be my year! So why not document it – share stuff that I am doing, recipes that I am finding and maybe some words of wisdom. 🙂 I will be working on updating the links that I have on here too. Honestly, I am going to have to click on each one that I have on here to see if any of them are still relevant to my life.
So check back too see what’s going on in my life! I guess I should have started with a disclaimer that this post would be a long one!!!
Have a fabulous day!