Heart failure lifestyle changes
Fortunately for me, this past July, my condition was diagnosed as being in nearly complete remission. The price I paid, and am currently paying, is one that is very boring and very bereft of any true enjoyment.
I have had to follow a dietary regimen of 2000mg of sodium and 12g or less (of each) per day. I can't tell you how bland my meals have to be to stay within those limits. Additionally, I find myself having to achieve about five miles three to four times per week for exercise.
Living a life I can't enjoy
I get it, I made plenty of poor choices when I was in my 20s-40's: I just wish that living a quality life post-CHF diagnosis was more enjoyable. Frankly, there are days when I would rather just be dead than have to go through the forced machinations of eating healthy and getting plenty of exercise each week.
I don't know how anybody is able to do this long-term for their entire life. How does everybody else do it? More often than not I would rather be one and done with everything than have to lead a life that forces me to live a life I cannot completely enjoy.
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