Heart String Eva Macie ©
I have neglected my blog again because doctor appointments and keeping up with a diet log for kidney disease has continued to consume my time. Fortunately, it has paid off. There has been some improvement in my condition and I lost a few pounds in the process! For the first time in years, the doctors ordered me not to lose any more weight. The caveat is my food choices and amounts are so limited that olive and flax seed oil are the only calorie loaded items that will keep my weight stable. The good news is my heart and I love that! However, I may have avoided all of this if my doctors had given me the “heads up” years ago. When I questioned them, their replies were defenseless malarkey. Therefore, my Valentines gift to you is that I will make you aware of some of the things to avoid, which may prevent or halt the progression of kidney disease. If you have high blood pressure and/or diabetes, (big precursors for kidney disease) avoid or limit taking over the counter painkillers, such as NSAIDS, on a regular basis. Other drugs and medications are listed on this PDF report that you can read at http://www.diabetesinmichigan.org/EdHandout/PDF/NKFDrugs&Kidneys.pdf
Please check out these sites to learn more about this to the silent killer. EARLY DETECTION IS CRITICAL. We have to be our own advocate, so the next time you visit your doctor ask her/him if you are at risk.
About The above painting:
It is an older painting with a heart shape stone I found. I plan to redo the painting, but before that, I thought I would use it as a background for the stone, (not attached), and use it as my Valentine post illustration. It is a 12” x 12” acrylic painting on a 1 1/2” deep, studio wrapped canvas. The texture is Golden’s lightweight molding paste.
Happy Valentine’s Day! I am wishing you all a year of love and good health.