mingo1,Good for you on your recovery. I went through the same thing at age 45 and am doing fine now. I really try not to think of any bad thoughts and immediately think of a good place like a beach in Hawaii. I fight weight, but from 400 lbs. to 230 lbs. has certainly saved my life. Still need to lose a few more pounds. I have learned to color with pencils or pens very detailed drawings. I color 1-2 hours a day and it is great to pass the time and think of nothing but colors and staying in the lines. Even grocery stores are full of books now. Give it a try. I also have great family, church and prayer. Live strong and have a wonderful 2017.
JaneV,Excellent. We are trying to get back on track after much of the same situation but at 72 and with previous back surgeries that required 2 more surgeries at Mayo to correct the errors. I am very interested in your diabetes results as that alone will help your heart as will your exercise. After another stent this December we are in cardiac rehab with really great people so I am hopeful that we will regain some independence again and find your story to be helpful and your solutions right on target. Blessings to you and to your wife as you continue to get better.