Woodfords health issues

 
  woodford Chief Commissioner

I final got to see a decent heart specialist, he listened to what had happened and used this information in the diagnosiss. He did an ultra sound and he stated the condition was NOT serious (I had been told I had an excesively enlarged heart), while there was some enlargement of the left ventrical, it was not excessive. The main problem was the the poor pumping stroke. Even then this had impoved from 20% 6 months ago to 35%. He gave me a perscritpion for a drug that improves the hearts pumpimng I have to be alittle bit carefull of the heart drugs I take as they can lower my blood pressure to much. Current resting blood is 100/65, one drug they gave me recently to improve the pumping dropped it to 80/50, WAY to low.

I have developed a curios digestive tract issue over the last few weeks, almost any solid food  I eat causes an upset stomach that will last for around 3 to 4 hours and also a strong inclination to throw up within 5 minutes of eating, this is to say the least VERY unpleasent. I am now VERY gun shy of solid foods and I am currently living on soups and Complan.
My doctor states this should not be to much of an issue to control.

Note: Complan is a british product, basicly a milk/water shake powder, it was developed in the late 1950's specificly as a COMPLETE meal replacement for anyone that could not eat soild food. ITs quite expensive being around $5 for each meal. Unlike other products like Sustegen, Complan CAN be used as ones ONLY source of food, in the late 1970's I lived on it (in hospital) for 2 months without any problems.

Note 2: My weigh is now down to 134 kgs, this is down from a max 18 months ago of 170kg.

woodford

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  Dangersdan707 Chief Commissioner

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What decade of the 20th century where you born in? Best wishes, It would be a shame to see you stop posting here
  woodford Chief Commissioner

What decade of the 20th century where you born in? Best wishes, It would be a shame to see you stop posting here
Dangersdan707
Early 1950's, I should be around for a while yet, nether health condition is serious and the REAL GOOD news is the weight loss, ALL health issues improve drasticly with weight loss. this is something I have I been putting a lot of energy in this summer. My target was to be below 130kgs at the end of march. I have gone down over 30cm in my waist line over the past 12 months, this is an achievement few are capable of doing under there own steam. everyone including my doctor says I am looking better.

No one believed me when I said a year ago that i would be below 130kg by march this year.

Cloths particularly trousers have been a major problem with a waist line thats shrunk so much. Some time back I got onto whats known as "Yachting shorts. THese are long denim shorts with an elastic waist band and a fly. A given size will fit one over a 12cm change in waist size.

Note: my ultimate target weight is to be below 120kg's, woodford has a BIG frame (Note 1) both in height and width , this ultimately dictates what I will weigh, I am and always will be a BIG man

Note 1:The human frame (ie skeleton) varies both in height AND width, this is something most of the medical and fitness profesion's do not always understand. Measurements of my rib cage and pelvis width show both are wide for my height (I am 185 cm (6ft 1in ) tall).

woodford
  railblogger Chief Commissioner

Location: At the back of the train, quitely doing exactly what you'd expect.
Get well soon mate.
  RTT_Rules Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Dubai UAE
Early 1950's, I should be around for a while yet, nether health condition is serious and the REAL GOOD news is the weight loss, ALL health issues improve drasticly with weight loss. this is something I have I been putting a lot of energy in this summer. My target was to be below 130kgs at the end of march. I have gone down over 30cm in my waist line over the past 12 months, this is an achievement few are capable of doing under there own steam. everyone including my doctor says I am looking better.

No one believed me when I said a year ago that i would be below 130kg by march this year.

Cloths particularly trousers have been a major problem with a waist line thats shrunk so much. Some time back I got onto whats known as "Yachting shorts. THese are long denim shorts with an elastic waist band and a fly. A given size will fit one over a 12cm change in waist size.

Note: my ultimate target weight is to be below 120kg's, woodford has a BIG frame (Note 1) both in height and width , this ultimately dictates what I will weigh, I am and always will be a BIG man

Note 1:The human frame (ie skeleton) varies both in height AND width, this is something most of the medical and fitness profesion's do not always understand. Measurements of my rib cage and pelvis width show both are wide for my height (I am 185 cm (6ft 1in ) tall).

woodford
woodford
Glad you're improving and back with us. You must be proud of your weight loss, I also knew I guy who dropped 50kg from similar weight. Pants issues are a minor speed issue and one you should be congratulated to have.

Yes, obesity is both the cause and the catalyst for so many health problems, especially older.

I'm 103kg right now, over the years I have gone from 93-105 and back a few times, seems that when I change jobs I'm more active both at work and home and weight goes down, then as time goes on it creeps up. I'm 193cm tall and do some gym (weights) and other exercise such as bike, jog, walk, swim most days, but not enough or as intense as was due to other things in my life such as boys homework etc.  I think the message to my wife (who works longer hours than me) and I is that our time here in Dubai is nearing the end, maybe 2 more years and we should