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Wednesday, August 14, 2013

The Hubby Has A Heart Attack

Yesterday whilst at the doctors, The Hubby had a minor heart attack. It was so minor in fact that had we been at home when it occurred, we would have dismissed it as indigestion. The Hubby has bleeding ulcers, he falls down frequently and he is always in pain, so it is easy to miss something like this. The doctors think he may have been having a series of them over the last few weeks.

I want to stress that he is in no immediate danger and that this was a minor event. The Hubby is feeling fine and the only thing that is bothering him are these horrible words uttered by the doctor "You have to change your diet."


Within hours he was trying to convince me that it is okay for him to still eat homemade cheesecake, lasagna, ham, bacon, ice cream and one of his favorites-fried pork chops with milk gravy and mashed taters.

"It was a minor event" he tries to tell me, "I don't have to give up everything." "Are you insane man?" I ask him. "I married you for your milk gravy." he laughs. So yes, as long as he's willing to fight me, I shan't worry ever much.

I know I was late getting to your blogs yesterday and I may have missed some of you. Also I'd like to thank you all for your encouraging comments on my Tool Bots. Although I don't have time to reply, I want you to know those comments meant a lot to me.

I'll be off blogger for about 3 days, but barring any unforeseen circumstances, I'll be reading blogs again on Sunday. I don't want to take time off blogger right now as I've got some vicious looking black Orcs on the painting table and I really want to post them.

I won't be in today, so you don't have to comment if you don't feel like it.

Have a nice weekend all and I hope to see you Sunday.

 

64 comments:

  1. I wish you and hubby well, I had to change my diet etc a while back and despite all the resistance the wife one as I eat what she cooks :)

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  2. Here is to a speedy return to the milk gravy for the Hubby - and of course the homemade cheesecake, lasagna, ham, bacon, ice cream and the fried pork chops! Minor it may be in the Doctor's eyes, but that won't stop us all worrying about it.

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  3. Pfff you scared me, all the best for your hubby!

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  4. Glad everything is semi-OK. Change of diet is a challenge my advice is eat what you want, but less of it. I also hope you enjoy painting the orcs. Orcs need some love and understanding.....just not by me!

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  5. My husband had a minor incident a couple of years ago. Very scary! I'm glad he's OK... mine still fights me on what he should be eating. Stubborn! Have a great couple of days and hang in there!!

    Thinking of you guys!!

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  6. Hope you and your hubby are ok. "Homemade cheesecake, lasagna, ham, bacon, ice cream and...fried pork chops with milk gravy and mashed taters." Do you have any sisters? ;)

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  7. Well if you have to have a heart attack, a barely noticeable one while at the doctors is about the best you could ask for. Hope he'll be alright! As for vegetables, broccoli, green beans.. all are fine with some cheddar cheese melted on top, maybe some bacon crumbled.. and potato is a vegetable.

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    1. Take care of your hubby Anne...and consider the Mediterranean diet for him. For example the "Ribollita" is a great Tuscan food with no meat inside. Or pasta with pesto. Or with tomatoes and egg plants...it doesn' t exist only lasagna as kind of pasta...

      Some links...

      https://www.buitoni.it/ricette?gclid=COzb74fD_LgCFcdZ3godDk8A0Q

      http://ricette.giallozafferano.it/Pasta-al-forno.html

      They' re in Italian but you can translate...

      Marzio :-)

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  9. ok at least it was a minor one and he was in the best place at the time I suppose, but no milk gravy, life's not worth living without milk gravy.....infact what the hell is milk gravy??????

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  10. OMG It is a shock! Dieting sucks! My dad is in the same boat he suffered a minor stroke 2 months ago is fine now and recovered well. But has had to make some lifestyle changes which dieting and a little less booze.

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  11. Glad it's just a minor one Anne - just make sure he sticks to that healthy diet (with fried pork chops with milk gravy as an occasional treat). I'm told that bacon is a vegetable btw ;)

    I must confess that when I saw the post title, I did think for a second that he might have discovered just how much you've spent on all the miniatures and paints!

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  12. All the best for the two of you: keep him off the fatt stuff!

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  13. Glad your husband's all right! Good thing he was at the doctor's so they could catch it. Tell him to suck it up and change his diet, as you want to spend a long life with him.

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  14. what if he drinks them as a smoothie ...mmhhh...i am sure there has to be a tasty way t get him to eat more veggies and less bad stuff. we want him to stick around so you can argue a lot with him.

    also we want to see them orcs so tell him to put on his girl knickers and deal with it!!

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  15. Hoping for a speedy recovery for the hubby! And may the milk-gravy continue to flow ( but in a diet formula about to be created! ).

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  16. Ok, that is pretty scary! Take good care of that man of yours. Change is brutally hard but there is good cooking that is healthy too. I've been moving to it for some time in our house. A bit of backsliding is part of it as long as you don't slide all the way back to say Whitecastle.

    I can't wait to see the Orks!

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  17. Very good to hear it wasn't serious and good luck on changing the diet which isn't easy or everyone would be fit and healthy, but remind him that you want to grow old together.

    Christopher

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  18. Hope hubby has a speedy recovery and good luck trying to change his diet

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  19. You cant beat broccoli, natures wonder food!

    Hope hubbys health improves soon!

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  20. Know all about the diet thing, but if he ever wants to get even the tiniest bit better, has to suck it up. Hopefully something improves soon.

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  21. Good luck with his diet Anne. I hope he is on the mend. Don't forget to look after yourself too!

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  22. oh my....i am sorry, def sounds like some life changes are in order...sad to see milk gravy threatened to go....hope he is feeling better soon...

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  23. oh, thank good hubs is not in danger. I was worried all night long yesterday that it was something really serious, darling. I even shed a tear when you told me, because you know how it bothers me that bad things keep happening to good people :(

    You really must change the cooking then, for both of you, you know you have problems too with the pressure and heart, dear. There are so many simple non-fatty recipes you can cook, both with meat and meatless. Start with having at least two or three days a week vegetarian or light.

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  24. Good luck with the diet also. My wife and I are trying to change ours. It is very hard. I would suggest...you make a weekly (or monthly if really bad for you) cheat day, so yea, you can have the bad stuff maybe every now and then. Ice cream may go to low fat, diet, even sherbert for example...cheesecake can use alternate things to reduce the calories also....it's hard, trust me I come from a southern family.

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  25. Happy to hear he's not in danger. But sounds like he still needs to be careful. I just ate a plate of veg, or drank it that is. I'd be happy to teleport him my drink. It's filled with raw yummies.

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  26. They come for us all, eventually, the vegetables. How about veggie lasagna with lo-fat cheese?

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    1. Oooooh, that sounds yummy, minus the cheese.

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  27. I'm glad there's no immediate danger and will have the two of you in my thoughts. We changed our eating habits four months ago with almost immediate positive health effects. I don't enjoy meals as much as I used to, but I also plan to still be here in 10 years.
    Take care of yourself as well as him.

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  28. Minor heart attack, but still very scary. Sounds like you're going to have to turn vegetable spy and start sneaking them into his meals. That's what I had to do with my son too. :)

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  29. *shock* After the heading I feared the worst. Hope your husband stays fine and I can really understand him. Having to watch on your food also makes sick. As long as you can eat small bits of your favoured stuff everything is fine. The mixture is the key :)

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  30. Fingers crossed, Anne. Although, for clarity's sake, I think you need to establish whether "your milk gravy" is a euphemism.

    FMB

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  31. I hope the main man can get through this diet change and once again enjoy his milk gravy, good luck to him!

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  32. Tell the Hubby he should do what the doctor says. Believe me, I speak from my own experience, because I have problems with my heart too. All the best for the Hubby and you. Take care of yourself.

    Regards
    Bruno

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  33. I'm sorry to hear that Anne. I guess its time to man up and eat more vegetables, not broccoli though, I hat broccoli. Still a soul cannot survive without meat, just avoid frying it.

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  34. That change in diet can do wonders. It's hard at first, but it gets better.

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  35. I'm glad he's ok, that is pretty scary. Changing ones diet is hard but you do eventually re-calibrate so you don't crave or need all the fat, sugar, salt or whatever.

    I would love to see your orcs when you have time to post them.

    Best wishes,

    Sean

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  36. Best wishes to your husband and sympathies on his diet restrictions. Looking forward to your Orcs.

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  37. best wishes from me as well. Garlic..tons of it...that cleans everything out. Keeps vampires away as well, so you can´t go wrong with it.

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  38. I'm so glad he's doing okay. He sounds like my hubby after he was admitted to the ER a few weeks ago from a scare. They told him the same thing, "eat healthier!" He was like, "I already eat healthy!" Pfft!! Sure, I cook healthy but when you reward yourself with a bowl of ice cream that negates the whole thing! =)

    Take care of you and your hubby, my friend!!

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  39. Tell him it's easier than he thinks to change his diet. I did it and I was always too lazy to eat sensibly. In the meantime, having the episode in the doc's was almost certainly a blessing in disguise. He's 'gone public' and they'll be on to him now!

    Make sure you look after yourself too though. People often neglect themselves when they have something else to worry about.

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  40. Just get your big fella well again, give him our best from here and hope all goes well for the pair of you

    Ian

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  41. All best wishes to you and your husband. I can sympathise- change of diet? NOOOOOO!

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  42. Minor or not, its still a warning. Hope it works out OK for all concerned.

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  43. I'm really sorry to hear this. To strip a man from a man's diet and put him on something else is an extremely difficult, and near heart-breaking task. But if it must be done, it must be.

    No really, I've transferred myself over to the healthy side. It's all about finding the good stuff. It's difficult when you're already used to your own food, but it makes a big difference in the end!

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  44. Is there really such a thing as a "minor" heart attack? I mean I guess so, but still, that's terrifying. More terrifying is changing the diet. I wish you both luck in that endeavor.

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  45. Hope all goes well Anne, dieting sucks.

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  46. My heart dropped when I first saw this, but I'm glad to hear he's (mostly) okay. Eating healthy when you haven't before is really, really hard, so I don't envy him. I just hope he sticks with it so he can be around a lot longer. My father-in-law had something similar about a year ago, and he'll diet for a bit and then bounce back until it gets bad again. Rinse, lather, repeat. Puts a lot of strain on his body, and I just pray that one of these days it doesn't go so far that he can't recover from it.

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  47. I'm of the same opinion as the cat. Vegetables are for people who don't understand how the food chain is supposed to work.

    Seriously, considering the events in my family of late, I am very glad to hear your hubby's 'event' was so minor. But it might be time to adjust the diet a bit.

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  48. Glad to read it was a minor event.

    Convincing a loved one to give up favored foods for health is always a tough sale.

    Be patient and stay the course.

    God bless.

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  49. Good grief!
    I'm happy to here that your husband is rather well after all but a heart attack even a minor one is a serious event. If it's depending on his diet he should be reasonable. But maybe you could find one day per week with non-diet food and milk gravy, whatever that is...

    All the best for you and "Hubby"
    Stefan

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  50. Sorry to hear he's having more health problems. Best of luck with the diet modification.

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  51. just swinging through to see if there was an update on how hubs was doing...
    i know you said he was better but...

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  52. Thank God that he is okay and I hope and pray that everything will be back to normal soon for you and your hubby

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  53. Sorry to here this, I wish you both well.

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  54. So glad Hubby is ok. Good luck getting him to change his diet. Sounds like you have your work ahead of you
    Sending hugs and smiles

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  55. I feel like jinx. Sorry to hear about heart attack Anne. Minor one shouldnt be a problem I guess. I know many you had mild minor ones once in their life and scoring 80+
    My dad loved cashew nuts, peanuts,coconut and everything boiled,baked,fried,toasted and marinated in butter and after diabetes and cholesterol he starting loving veggies, soup and salads. He is a very cooperative patient. And he loves life more than food .
    If beauty lies in hands of beholder or beer holder, the taste lies in the head and not in palate, one side you see people loving cheese and other side of the world they don't even have a word for cheese. It is all in the head :)

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  56. Crikey! I hope your husband has a speedy recovery, a change of diet can be tough, but it sure beats a heart attack.

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  57. Saw it today... sorry to hear that Anne. I am glad that the result was only a change of his diet. All the best.

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  58. Sorry to hear about that, but sounds like it was fortuitous when and where he had it. Prevention sounds to be he best key. Best, Dean

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  59. Sorry to hear that as well, hope he is doing well still. I am always worried myself everytime I get heartburn I panic. I need to change my diet as well. Too much fried catfish and fried chicken this week.....thats it...I am going on a health kick!

    Tom

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