Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Today and this week I will start back to my full exercise routine with my husband at the fitness center. Also this week I want to finish or work on what I'm setting up as my at home exercise workout area.
As was mentioned in comments to my last blog there are reasons to get regular medical attention. My deciding to exercise with my husband regularly did do more than just try to get fit. By going to the ER because of the severe chest pain while exercising it was discovered that I had another medical condition that could have lead to some very bad things, like a bleeding ulcer. I have to see a doctor regularly ever 3-4 months because of a rare disease I developed in 2007. Sometime in less time than that. Right now I was back to 6 weeks apart because my BUN , creatine and potassium levels were up on my regular lab in December but my next appointment wasn't for 5 weeks. I also wouldn't have been checked for H.palorii as part of that unless I had gotten worse.
So actually exercise has helped both my husband and I. My husband has always tried to be physically fit but due to some medical issues and other things he had gained weight in the last few years. Ten years ago I accidentally discovered what led to his diagnosis of renal failure and now facing dialysis but being physicality fit has helped him' He has now lost most of the weight he gained (60 pounds) , has not become a diabetic when his mother and aunts were all diabetics. I was on steroids for 3 years and got out of the exercise routine I had before I got sick.
Regular exercise is now a must for me. I have high blood pressure but for me it wasn't because of my weigh (hereditary), I have high cholesterol and high triglycerides but can no longer take the medicine to control it. My liver functions started being high and now I have had to quit taking one of my blood pressure Rx that had a diuretic in it because my kidney functions got abnormal (they have been borderline for years) , they started going down after taking the med every other day for 6 weeks and now I am not taking any regularly. I have my next labs in 2 weeks. I did have to start taking another BP Rx because the other two Rx can't be increased.