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Ranting and overwelmed

Dvcl
Dvcl

Feeling very sorry for myself, firstly I had a heart attack then told I'm type 2 diabetic followed up with a extreme case of sciatica which is painful beyond description. So I get told I will have to change my lifestyle ( yes doctor) and have exercise to reduce my risks of another attack, however due to the current climate here is a website to help you with all your experiencing just look and see how you get on. What happens next will I get told to take a couple of paracetamol and get back to them when I feel better, you guessed right that's the best they can do for me coz I've also developed an inflammed liver.

Is this what I've come too due to the current climate.

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Yes, try the British heart foundation group on HU

Activity2004
Activity2004Administrator

Hi Dvcl,

Have you joined the Liver and NASH group on HU? Click on healthunlocked.com/fatty-li... and the join button.

When was your last appointment with your doctor?

Dvcl
Dvcl in reply to Activity2004

Had a appointment with gp nurse thursday last and she said tell the doctor so I've got too arrange an appointment to tell him how I'm feeling.

Activity2004
Activity2004Administrator in reply to Dvcl

Did you get a list of what you can/can’t eat for liver issues?

Dvcl
Dvcl in reply to Activity2004

Got a telephone consultation with dietitian on Tuesday afternoon, however I've changed a lot of what I used to eat. I cut out sugar, white flour only using wholemeal bread pasta etc and cut down on the booze as well. I'm just feeling bit sorry for myself and feeling a bit under the cosh at the mo coz I'm unable to get exercise and do as I'm advised

Activity2004
Activity2004Administrator in reply to Dvcl

Are you able to do exercises inside your house? Please don’t feel sorry for yourself. If you want to talk about anything, let us know anytime and we will listen and help.😀👍🌈

Dvcl
Dvcl in reply to Activity2004

Thank you for being their. I've got a lot of issues that havent been addressed properly the HA was the wake up notice now it's going to have to change somehow

Activity2004
Activity2004Administrator in reply to Dvcl

How about walking inside the house and do a few laps? Do you have any steps in the house? You can go up and down a few times a day.

Dvcl
Dvcl in reply to Activity2004

The problem feels like catch 22, the pain can be excruciating and is relieved by laying down plus painkillers ( paracetamol) on a good day I can walk for about 10 minutes but get breathless and have to stop. I quit smoking after the HA, gave up sugar with being told about type 2 diabetes. I'm no quitter but it is painful and want break the cycle but am finding it harder to get of my backside and stay motivated.

I'm trying to keep going but am struggling.

Activity2004
Activity2004Administrator in reply to Dvcl

Can you try to do 10 minutes of walking every few hours? You can always rest in between.😀👍🌈

Dvcl
Dvcl in reply to Activity2004

Believe me it's not for the want of trying, its brought me too tears

Activity2004
Activity2004Administrator in reply to Dvcl

Do you have home hand weights that you can use?

Dvcl
Dvcl in reply to Activity2004

No but a tin of soup or something similar would do just as well I've heard, will give it a go.

Activity2004
Activity2004Administrator in reply to Dvcl

That's a great idea! Do a few lifts of the soup cans 10 times each arm. This helps also if you have any rotator cuff muscle issues ( long story). :-)

Would it help to know that heart disease and diabetes (insulin-resistance) are inter-related?

Get most of your energy from eggs, olives, avocado, nuts, seeds, fatty meat, full-fat dairy and coconut. Keep carbohydrate intake to less than half the RDA.

When the acute phase of sciatica lessens, build up the muscles that support the nerve with weight training.

God bless you!

Dvcl
Dvcl in reply to StillConcerned

Many thanks for the info.

Going to have to wait to speak with the dietician tomorrow as my weight is a major issue with regard my overall difficulties.

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