Monday, April 4, 2011
one of my super low sodium dinners: 2 oz grilled chicken tenders (no skin/fat, no salt), 1/2 baked plain sweet potato, a small serving of polenta, 6 grilled asparagus spears, 1tsp yummy balsamic glaze (Fresh & Easy-you NEED some!) 228KCal,62.5mg sodium total!
hi everyone! just wanted to update you all-i know i've been MIA a few weeks. on march 16th i had a severe gall bladder attack in the middle of the night. thankfully the attack subsided, but a constant pain was lingering. within 3 days, my eyes yellowed & i still had belly pain so the hubs rushed me to the dr. my bp was high like 155/90 and the dr sent me straight on to the er- by the time i got there, my bp was skyhigh at 195/100 & i was freaking out! they admitted me right away. 2 days later, i had surgery (an ERCP) to remove a gallstone blocking my common bile duct (why i was so yellow) and the following day, i had a laparoscopic cholecystectomy to remove my gallbladder so this can't happen again! i'm so thankful that it was something that could be treated, and i was home from the hospital 4 days later. i'm not quite 2 weeks post-op and am healing well! needless to say life's been on hold for a bit while i recoop! i was sent home with bp meds and check it 2ce a day- but thankfully it's staying down & i haven't needed the bp meds for a few days now. i'm asking for continued good thoughts & prayers that my bp will stay normal. i'd hate to need constant bp meds at 42! i am also on a self-prescribed low salt/low fat diet & my surgeon was very pleased & thinks most of us need a lot less salt in our diets. people with high bp are retricted to no more than 1500mg of salt per day- if you start checking labels you're in for a shock! (i'm now eating less than 800mg/sodium per day)
i just want to remind you that life is precious & to take good care of yourself & remember to tell everyone in your life that you love them every single day. this hit me completely out of the blue- i've had no prior gallbladder/stone issues EVER!
i have been coloring some images & making some cards, as soon as i have more energy, i'll photograph & post them. the hubs bought me a May 1st copic certification class here in Vegas with Jennie Black as a get well present- he's the best & i can't wait!! i;ll be back soon!