Thursday, February 13, 2020

Healthy Living, how are things going?

Boy has it been awhile!!  Living in this household has been very challenging  this past year. So many changes and Health issue to deal with. Sometimes thing get out of control and life style changes. Folks do not understand why you stop going place or not able to do things.

Last year In our household there were some new health issues presented. Fatty Liver Disease and  Hashimoto Thyroid disease were diagnosed. Then we had  several Strokes and the High blood pressure and diabetes problems.  Rehabs as well as Hospital stays. Had to change diets as well as daily activities.  Plus wheelchairs and walkers were added to the household.  Most of these things limited our abilities to visit folks and go places.

Some of these things went on for a couple years. As many know, My father was living with us and he was  having Mini Strokes for a few years. Each one affected a different area of the brain.  It became a daily rehab for him. Every day we would do memory activities to get him to remember people. The saddest thing was to see him not remember my Brothers. Every day I had to tell him he had boys. He just could not remember. Even when my Brother passed away, he did not know who he was. He ask me everyday who that was. I would tell him and he would say did I know him?  I tried as hard as I could to take him to see him as much as possible. Hoping he would have a memory of him. Even when my brothers would call I had to remind him who they were and halfway through the phone call he would forget who it was. It started after his stroke in early September 2017. then he had another one in November and another mini in December 2017. That was a hard year for us in this household.  In 2018 and 2019. he continues to have TIAs ( mini Strokes). In July 2019 He had a  stroke that effected his bodies ability to control all the functions. Blood pressure, blood sugars, Heart rate and temperature. Plus his abilities to remember was going.  Finally his body just gave up and the lungs would not work. He passed away in September 2019.

During the same time frame my Hubby  had a  trans global stroke, and a mini stroke, Surgery and diagnosed with  Fatty liver disease and Hashimoto disease. His health was not good. Made some diet changes and continued to go to get testing done.  He decided to retire this year. So now his stress levels have gone down  causing  some thing to stabilize.   We are now working on changing some daily routines to enhance our life.

As for me. I been having High blood pressure and uncontrolled Glucose levels.  Have made some changes and now the levels of starting to  return to normal. Still working on the High Blood pressure. However it is down now. Just not in the normal range. One thing I do not like is Chemical medications.  Therefore , I am doing the natural thing and it seems to be working. Hoping I will be able to control my BP without Pharmaceutical help.

In the next few months there will be no info on what we are doing and how it is working. We are on   supplements right now testing them to see if they will do the job we need them to do.  Check back often or follow us  to stay up with our progress.

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