Unfortunately, my blood pressure was a slight issue during surgery and now. It seems that my body's reaction to stress on it is to make my blood pressure go up. Currently, I am taking a diuretic blood pressure pill to get rid of all the extra fluids that I received when I was in the hospital that is making my blood pressure unstable at the moment. And I'm sure the hospital food didn't help any. I'm sure that it was loaded with salt! But overall I'm impressed with the hospital's food choices. You can actually eat vegan at the hospital that I was at. Not as healthy as I cook but I give them an A+ for their menu items.
I'm sure the pain pills are also contributing to the high blood pressure. I know that soon I'll be back to normal and off these pills once again and that once I can exercise again that I will get my blood pressure back to normal. Exercise and weight loss are the best way to control that. I miss going to the gym.. it's gonna be a long, slow recovery but I'll get there eventually.
So far I have not needed to take any hormone replacements. I'm happy about that. Even the nurses and staff at the hospital say that you don't want to take those. I wish that medical society thought that way about every pill that they give you. I also wish that they thought more about prevention and all natural ways of healing. I suppose if they did, all their patients might be gone. It's so sad that hospitals are like little factories of sick people being operated on and treated for all sorts of illnesses when they could have been prevented for the most part.
I know that eating a plant based diet is the best way to go for the best health but that doesn't mean that you will not get sick. Don't get upset if you get a bad health report. It's just a set back and more encouragement to eat to right way. I know for me if I didn't have health issues to start with that I would have never changed my diet. These little hiccups will not stop me on my road to good health. ~ Beth
|Listen to your body!|