Happy Friday, almost Saturday as I type this it is 11:48 PM :-) Though I should be in bed I just have too much on my mind.
Wednesday I went to see a new local cardiologist who will become my regular one. Even though my blood pressure has gotten better, my pulse rate is still in the 90's even at rest and they don't want to see it that high. So they are increasing my medicine again.... I am going to increase the dose tomorrow so Jerry is home with me in case I have any trouble adjusting. No swelling or weight gain so that's a plus :-)
I did talk with her about my wanting to treat this as naturally as possible and by that I mean diet and exercise changes. I start cardiac rehab on Valentine's day and I'm hoping that's a good sign. I know I will have to be on medication the rest of my life, but I'm trying to avoid surgeries, transplants etc.
I asked her about getting back into my normal routine and she said I could slowly. I also asked if I could start any exercise before I go to cardiac rehab and again she said be cautious and listen to my body, but she did approve me to walk 30 minutes a day. Although I have to have someone with me. Whether it's breaking up the times or all at once. I was very happy to hear that as I'm going stir crazy. She did give me some hope that this could improve some. I see her again in March unless I have any problems and then they will schedule a new echocardiogram from there to see if my ejection fraction has improved any from the 25% it is now.
Today was my first day out and about in my yard since before Christmas when I went to the hospital and I felt so very blessed to still be here and get to enjoy it.
"Look deep into nature and then you will understand everything better" Albert Einstein
We enjoyed a walk around the pond and to visit the animals. :-)
The sun had come out, but for some reason my pictures didn't turn out the best... but I was just so happy to be out again. I just wanted to be sure to document another day!
"Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine" Anthony J. D' Angelo
"Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience" Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you." Frank Lloyd Wright
My dad was my walking partner today. We were trying to find what was left of the pine trees on the ground that were green to give to the goats :-)
He's been coming over each day to stay with me while Jerry and the girls are in school. I'm so thankful to have him.
I miss hanging out with Ruby and Annabelle and my chickens too! :-)
"The greatness of a nation can be judged by the way it's animals are treated". Mahatma Gandhi
Kathleen is entering a competition at her school for crocheting and today she made this unicorn purse! I just love it and her creativity! Oh and yes she's dressed like a unicorn, lol..... it was PJ day for when you donated money to their special olympics fundraiser :-) Hayley bought her the cute little cat purse she has on and she just loves it!
We also had a special night and ate dinner in the living room.... the cats were quite happy about that! LOL!!
Have a wonderful weekend!!!