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    wake up call

    been waking up with a pain just under my rib cage on the left side...thought nothing of it...might just be heart burn...from all the junk food i have been eating of late...the last 2 days when i got home i have been so tired that i am want to sleep...last night i had a sleep for an hour or so woke up feeling better...then this morning got up and it felt like someone had put their hand into the right side of my chest and was squeezing the living daylights out of me...i got my daughter ready for school had a shower and took 2 disprins ...logged onto the internet replied to a couple of threads and decided to take a look at what a heart attack feels like...contacted the hospital and tried to make a booking to see a doc...i was told their is no waiting for people with chest pains...so i rushed myself to hospital...i was taken thru straight away linked up for an ecg and so the tests began......i have to see a heart specialist...loose weight and eat healthy food


    been down this road a couple of years ago...had pains in my chest...tingling feeling in my left arm...tired lazy feeling...went onto medication...but more importantly...got fit and ate healthy food and lost weight...within a couple of months i was a strong as an ox with no more aches...pains or medication....stopped walking and eating health food...put on weight again and now all the kak starts again...i know its easier said than done...being fat and lazy and buying cheap junk food is so much less hassle...but i need to have a little consideration for all the other little people...who want to spend time with dad and soon to be granddad...so best i pull finger and make an effort.

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    thanks i will do...in fact started yesterday already...

    about 10 or 11 years ago i decided to commit suicide and almost blew my brains out because i had no will to live...thought i had be given a raw deal in life...i had lost everything and i mean everything...loaded the gun put it in my mouth and cried like a baby for the first time in years...was too much of a coward to pull the trigger...thank goodeness...but went thru a couple of years without a care in the world...rode my bike like it was the last day of my life...lived reckless...drinking and partying without a care in the world...at the same time i had a good friend who was happy with life...had adpoted a young boy because she couldnt have children..then found out she had cancer and only had 6 months to live...i could never understand why she was so mad with me...when i arrived at their house riding like a hooligan...she would come out and punch me and scream at me...because she just wanted to live...the doctors told her she wouldnt make it to the new year...she had so much will power...she lived for another 2 years...before the cancer got the better of her...the young boy has grown up with his father who has taken good care of him.


    i still have to see a heart specialist due to the symptoms related to the pain in the chest...tingling feeling in my left arm and fingers...etc...i have to go for blood tests...but i know already what the results are going to be...and what the doctor is going to tell me...high chloestral...loose weight...eat healthy and start walking again...my dad had the same problems at 55...the doctor told him if he didnt get fit again and start walking again he would die...he started walking everyday again and still does at 83...

    about 5 years ago experinced these problem...just not as bad...went onto heart medication...was told to loose weight and get fit...so i did...within 1 month i had already lost 10 kg within the next 4 months i was no longer on any medication and felt on top of the world.

    so from yesterday...no more
    coke or fizzy drinks
    pies
    chips
    oily dinners (fish and chips)
    skin on the chicken
    cheap chocolates
    fish deep fried in batter

    if anyone has advise on healthy eating plans please feel free to send them to me.

    it is a tough world out there trying to decide what is good and bad.

    some say nuts are good for you and will tell you they are full of essential oils another will tell you to stay away from them because they make you fat

    i believe if you eat 1 ton of food no matter what it is...you need to get rid of it some how...be it exercise...into the pocelain thrown...or digested...it has to go somewhere...if it is around your waist line...hips or top of your legs...you either need to start working out more...walking or running faster and more often...take laxative...or just eat less.

    however my concern is not only the weight issue...it is the cholestral...which is causing a fat build up in my veins ...so i need to eat less of a better quality food and exercise to make me feel better...

    food for today

    all bran for breakfast
    brown bread sanwhiches with lettace...cucumber and chicken for brunch
    salad fro lunch
    some fruit for the day
    and my disprin

    tomorrow the BIG challenge...to get up a little earlier and exrecise....maybe go for a walk or have a 20 min work out on my rowing machine...eeeeish looking forward to it...NOT

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    have you thought of taking up tennis/squash or badminton? Took up tennis 2 years ago after not having played for 20 years or so and really enjoy it. Get fit and socialize at the same time. Sometimes, of course, we socialize too much and undo all the hard work on the court, but good fun nevertheless.

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    Are you taking the low dosage disprin? I read the other day that you must slow down on the disprin if you notice you get bruised very easily. It can even cause bleeding around the brain. I know this is no help and probably right now taking disprin is better than not. Just don't overdo it
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    I believe that it's effect is to thin the blood.
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    Yes it is, but the side effects are easy bruising etc. I took it for a while because it does prevent strokes and heart attacks, but I thought there were no side-effects. As long as one keeps it in mind.

    Murdock, I am so glad you didn't pull the trigger. My brother did and the effects on all that stays behind is devastating.
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    sorry to hear about your brother...

    chatting to a mate last night he was telling me about his brother in law...same problem as i have just experienced...went in for an ecg all indicated ok...went home died 3 days later from a heart attack...so i will make sure i visit the heart specialist on monday...still have the pain in my chest...just not as bad...started getting numb feeling up my neck and left side of my face...and under my left arm...pain is just above my left nipple...i cant press on my chest...and feel tired all the time lately...been also getting what feels like clots in my feet...and bad headaches at night....just taking it easy this weekend...spending lots of time with the family.

    my mate was telling me about his dad...been having problems with bleeding...been going for extensive tests...found the problem is caused from taking a full asprin tablet a day...was told by the doc that at his age around 70 + he should only be taking a quarter of a tablet.

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    Yeah 1/4 or 1/2 standard dose asprin per day is sufficient and should keep unwanted side effects to a minimum. A full asprin per day is too much unless it's prescribed by a Doc.

    Chest pains of any sort should be investigated ASAP. Heart pain can also present as referred pain in other places. Numbness, pins ad needles, muscular weakness, lethargy, swelling of ankles and feet/wrists can be signs of heart issues so I would err on the side of caution and get yourself checked out.
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