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    How do you bring yourself to dill out an end of life packet?

    I got mine in the mail yesterday just in case I turn critical before I can get to an out of state hospital with a specialist…. I got COVID in May and developed QT Long Syndrome so all psych meds stopped, except Elavil. June I had a stroke that left me weak on one side, not able to write or speak properly, or even more around well. Few weeks later I had a Dystonia episode that almost killed me. Elavil was stopped. My Gastroparesis was continually getting worse since COVID and because my heart meds are not option at this point. I now I have a PEG tube but still pleasure eat some. In two weeks I will be getting a PEG-J to completely by pass my stomach. I am in the hospital more than I am home so it feels like it. All I do is sleep. Life is hard and a long life just isn’t the cards anymore. My end of life packet came in the mail yesterday. Five Wishes. This is my PARENTS know my final wishes and planning a memorial service. It seems so backwards. I am only 33…. How did I reach this point? What did I do or not do? How in the world can I fix this when my state won’t even help me?! No idea how long I have to wait for Houston but my body is giving up and I am afraid I won’t make it to that appt. But I cannot bring myself to fill out this packet. Feels like giving up but my parents need to know these things….. #Gastroparesis #FeedingTube #CriticalCare #scared #how #why #doesitgetbetter #endoflife #longcovid #Stroke #LongQTsyndrome #HeartHealth #MajorDepression #Schizophrenia #Schizophrenic #Anxiety #PTSD #MedicalPtsd

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    Quick Tip Thursday: Managing Diabetes Also Protects Your Heart

    The same healthy habits that help you manage diabetes like eating healthy foods, quitting smoking, exercising regularly, and managing stress also helps you protect your heart by regulating your blood pressure and cholesterol.

    #DiabetesType2 #Diabetes #prediabetes #DiabetesType1 #ChronicIllness #HeartHealth #HeartConditions #Lifestyle #diabetesmanagement

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    Wellness Wednesday: Diabetes and Heart Health

    Diabetes may damage both your blood vessels and your nerves controlling your heart and blood vessels, which can lead to heart disease.

    Heart disease is more likely to develop in people with diabetes than in people without diabetes. People with diabetes are twice as likely to have heart disease or stroke than those without diabetes.

    A person with diabetes is more likely to develop heart disease or a stroke, depending on a variety of other factors:

    🫀 Smoking

    🫀 High blood pressure

    🫀 Abnormal cholesterol levels

    🫀 Obesity and belly fat

    🫀 Chronic kidney disease

    🫀 Family history of heart disease

    According to Hopkins Medical in the United States, you can reduce your risk of heart disease and stroke by making the following lifestyle adjustments:

    ✅ Setting an appropriate HbA1C goal with your healthcare provider and working toward that goal

    ✅ Eating a healthy, balanced diet

    ✅ Exercise

    ✅ Setting a healthy weight goal

    ✅ Controlling your blood pressure

    ✅ Improving your cholesterol

    ✅ Quit smoking

    #DiabetesType2 #Diabetes #DiabetesType1 #prediabetes #ChronicIllness #HeartHealth #HeartConditions #CardiovascularDisease #Lifestyle #Stroke

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    Talk About It Tuesday: Heart Health & Diabetes

    This week, we’re talking about heart health and diabetes.

    According to the National Institute of Diabetes & Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), a person with diabetes is more likely to develop heart disease, and high blood pressure or high cholesterol are risk factors that increase their chances of having a heart attack or stroke.

    Have you been diagnosed with heart issues in addition to your diabetes or prediabetes diagnosis?

    Drop an emoji and share your condition (if you like) in the comments:

    👍 - yes
    👎- no

    #DiabetesType2 #Diabetes #DiabetesType1 #prediabetes #HeartHealth #HeartConditions #HeartCondition #CardiovascularDisease

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    Today is not a good day for me physically and emotionally, but I am trying. #Depression #ChronicIllness #InvisibleIllnesses #MentalHealth #Anxiety #HeartDisease #HeartHealth

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    #MentalHealth #HeartHealth #BodyHealth

    What have I been thinking today ? I honestly have no idea. This whole day even when I woke up I’ve been having heartburn for no reason. It gets even worse when I eat. I’ve been such a blur I need to make changes in my life for real. It’s time for a change. It’s time to be better.