Ruth - Carlsbad, CA

Updated:Sep 22,2010
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Age: 49
Name: Ruth F
Location: Carlsbad, CA

Summary: Even as a child I was overweight and had a problem with food. I reduced my sugar and carbohydrate intake and took medication to get my blood sugar numbers down when I was first diagnosed with diabetes five years ago.

Even as a child I was overweight and had a problem with food. Now, at 48 I am some 332 pounds with a top weight of 348-350.

I reduced my sugar and carbohydrate intake and took medication to get my blood sugar numbers down when I was first diagnosed with diabetes five years ago. Blood pressure medication brought those numbers down and I began to feel much better.

Recently though I had some chest pain while walking across campus and went to my doctor who performed a ECG. The results showed that I may have an old infarct. Unbeknown-st to me I may have had a heart attack, and I may have a condition known as heart failure.

I desire to continue to lose weight and then maintain a more healthy weight by starting with the stress test and an exercise and food plan prescribed by my Doctor. She is a great physician and her whole office is supportive. I also have the overwhelming support of my family, who have paid for 2 ankle surgeries so that I can walk again.