As I’ve said in my previous post, the week that my Nanay had to undergo coronary angiogram (the medical procedure to see what percentage of her heart is blocked), I was having odd heartbeats. I wasn’t sure if that was just stress-related. I’m not experiencing them anymore, but I want to make sure that I’m okay.
My last visit to my cardiologist was three years ago where I was found to have a high level of LDL (low-density lipoprotein), otherwise known as bad cholesterol. That was corrected with a month’s intake of medication and lifestyle change. The doctor gave me a cholesterol-lowering diet guide that I religiously followed.
Up to now, I have avoided eating beef (we very seldom serve beef at home now), which means I seldom eat hamburgers, too. I also avoided French fries, which I used to love so much. I guess I realized then that since I just became a mom, I needed to take care of myself for the sake of my son who is totally dependent on me.
So, that’s my agenda for tomorrow: a trip to my neurosurgeon for the interpretation of my MRI results and a visit to my cardiologist for a wellness check. Wish me luck!