jsconway5656 wrote: »
Had an emergency stent put in the widow maker (left ascending coronary artery or LAD) on my daughter’s 15th birthday on January 21, 2015 at age 38. Fast forward four years later to January 31,2019 and I was undergoing bypass surgery for that same artery at 300 lbs and 42 years of age. I am a fairly active high school public safety instructor, school resource officer and paramedic and up until last year was a coach as well. I decided I was too young for this crap and that I can’t very well do my job on the ambulance being overweight and out of shape while trying to tell my patients to quit smoking, get active, and try to cut back on junk food so they can get to a healthier weight. True enough I don’t smoke, but realized I was being hypocritical by being fat and short winded myself. I need to get my own crap together. I’m too young for this mess. So, losing weight, trying to run and eating healthier.
slade51 wrote: »
I was at a crowded party, and turned sideways to pass a table when my belly knocked over some glasses.
My darling wife, seeing this said I’d be less wide if I didn’t turn. For those who’ve seen the movie “Rounders”, she went on to say, “if you can’t find the fat person in the room, then you are the fat person in the room”.
This and trying to get myself off cholesterol and blood pressure medication.
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