Time121
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Time121, February 8,  2019  11:58am EST

NEW LIFE, SECOND CHANCE

I AM SO GRATEFUL TO THE DOCTORS AND NURSES WHO BROUGHT ME BACK TO LIFE. I WAS CLINICALLY DEAD 3 TIMES. HEART WAS 90% BLOCKED, PASSED OUT WHILE DRIVING MY TRUCK. I NOW HAVE 2 STENTS PUT IN AND A DEFIBRILLATOR IN MY CHEST.  ONLY HAD IT FOR 4 WEEKS BUT I MUST SAY,, IT HURTS MY CHEST. DOES THE PAIN GO AWAY?, MY NAME IS TIM, I AM 57

  • AHAASAKatie
    AHAASAKatie, February 18,  2019  8:38am EST

    Good morning, I do think you hit on one of the hardest parts of recovery- the diet! I can share what we have regarding healthy eating.  And I know many of our members will have some great tips for you as well. Thanks Katie

  • Time121
    Time121, February 18,  2019  8:47am EST

    Thanks Mike, I'll look into it. Tired of salads and fish.

  • Time121
    Time121, February 18,  2019  8:50am EST

    Thanks Katie, just trying to reverse a lifetime of bad habbits. I believe diet is the key now.

  • mbledsoe
    mbledsoe, February 18,  2019  10:16am EST

    I second Mike Humphrey...whole food, plant based diet! Walk!!! The weight falls off and you will feel amazing! It's a difficult transition, but after 2 weeks, all the sugar and junk food cravings disappear. I crave fruit and veggies! But you HAVE to move. Walking is the best exercise you can do following a cardiac arrest or heart attack. Get a fitbit and walk. You are alive after this event for a reason, embrace your life you've been given and God bless you!

  • BrianG
    BrianG, February 18,  2019  3:20pm EST

    The Mediterranean diet is very good and tasty with lots of heart healthy foods. Many great vegetarian recipes online. Years ago I got a Soda Stream for Christmas. Best gift I ever got .. I love carbonation so Soda Stream gives me sparkling water with out the trappings of colas etc. It also saves you carrying heavy bottles home and saves the environment not using plastic or glass bottles . Highly recommend it if you loved Soda .

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