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MEALS FROM THE HEART CAFE

@ the Historic French Market

Our Blog

An ongoing series of informational entries

Our Latest Blog Entry

October 4, 2021

"Cuffed"

Hi!  I'm Marilyn Doucette.  Executive Chef and Owner of Meals From The Heart Cafe.  Welcome to my personal health blog.  Yes, this will be personal at times.  


If you are on a similar journey, I would so like you to share what you are comfortable sharing with me and visitors to this blog.


I want to be transparent and honest with you.  If I am reluctant to reveal, I won't.  My condition(s).


Hypertension

Health "Stuff" became a bit out of whack, starting late 2020 -- Covid-19, business interruption, and staff retention some challenges to a name a few.  


My Blood pressure became unstable.  Unusual for me.  I have been diagnosed as showing signs of hypothyrodism.  Borderline Diabetic.  For the most part, I have been predisposed.  All of these disease threats I have kept at bay until . . . .  


I turned 66.  Age is  a factor.  A slower metabolism is a factor.  A sedentary lifestyle is a factor.  


With that being said, look at my bio-stats.


Name:  Marilyn Doucette

Age: 68

Height: 5'3"

Weight: 138.6 (in the am) 141.9 (mid-day)

Meds: Amlodepine 10 mg; Zyrtec (allergies)

Blood Pressure (February 2021 - October 2021)

    January 2021    - 138/72

    February 2021 -  142/73

    March 2021      -  137/71

    April 2021         -  133/68

    May 2021          -  121/68

    June 2021          -  135/80

    July  2021           -   Skipped Measuring

    Aug 2021           -   141/70

    Sept. 2021         -   142/75

    Oct. 1-42021     -   134/69

Average (8 months = 136/72)


October 4, 2021, my new and current primary prescribed a second hypertension drug.  I filled the prescription.  I have not taken it yet.  Instead, I am eating only the foods that I control.  Low, low sodium and low, low, low sweeteners.  Fingers crossed.  No prayers for me.  Trusting my dietary strictness will yield favorable results.


On Monday night at 9:00 p.m. I ate my last meal.  Tuesday morning, blood workup.  No results yet.  I will report back.  Pray for me.  Wish me luck.  Only good vibes.  Thank you!


Oh!  I had a fall.  Forgot I had a (terrible) fall about 4-5 months ago.  Add shoulder pain to the mix.  I am undergoing physical therapy.


More Later.



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