hi barb and lisarose,
sounds like we unfortunately have a lot of the same probs: i too have acid
refulx and fibromyalgia, also had a bilateral mastectomy 12 years ago, which
i feel lucky about. by the way, i don't mind at all saying how old i am: i
turned 50 in february! in fact, i waited to go to the docs about all this 'til
my big bash was over. i had felt lousy for 2 years though, with all docs
saying i was fine and just a bit "mental" about my poor health feelings. so
much for that theory! sometimes, honestly, i feel the digestive probs are
harder than the cardio probs, at least as far as feeling good day to day -
not being able to eat a lot has been a prob, i know i need to be eating
certain things to help my heart get/stay healthier! the fibromylagia is
the BIGGEST drag on things, too - never know what "poke" and "stab"
is going to get me, or when, or why. can't seem to relate it to food at
all, although i've read some literature on that which disagrees. have you
tried any specific food solutions for any of our related probs?
lisarose, i think barb will answer best, but she probably had some kind of
thallium or nuclear stress test to show whether her stents/arteries are
doing OK. i'm due to have the same thing in about a month.
i was SO encouraged when i got my 2 months blood work, showed my total
cholesterol WAY down, ditto to my LDL. didn't get my HDL up yet, but i'm
working on it - with niacin and oat bran in just about everything i eat!
more on that, if you're interested. anyway, my blood work showed, though,
that my VLDL was really, really bad and so is my "particle size." so i don't
know why all the other numbers came down and those didn't. are you into
all those counts? anyone?