Jaguar

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Hey all,

I am a med 2 with a busy life (kids, spouse, still have some job committments hanging on - gotta dump those soon :rolleyes: ). Recently I was diagnosed with hypertension :scared: . I feel, unfortunately, that my choices in the past two years are directly influencing my health for the worse. I mean, I try to workout on some kind of regular schedule, but lets face it - it is getting harder and harder to fit it in and to control my schedule to any extent. I don't feel my diet is that bad, but obviously it's not great (too much prepared foods = lots of sodium).

Anyone else in this boat? Misery loves company :(
 

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Jaguar said:
Hey all,

I am a med 2 with a busy life (kids, spouse, still have some job committments hanging on - gotta dump those soon :rolleyes: ). Recently I was diagnosed with hypertension :scared: . I feel, unfortunately, that my choices in the past two years are directly influencing my health for the worse. I mean, I try to workout on some kind of regular schedule, but lets face it - it is getting harder and harder to fit it in and to control my schedule to any extent. I don't feel my diet is that bad, but obviously it's not great (too much prepared foods = lots of sodium).

Anyone else in this boat? Misery loves company :(
Yes, me :) Alot of people have heard this spiel from me but basically I finished up my premed stuff and of course recently developed some liver condition while I have no insurance. (And what's worse I still haven't gotten my results of my liver biopsy back.)

Anyway hope you feel better.(At least since you know what you have they can treat you.)
 

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Jaguar said:
Hey all,

I am a med 2 with a busy life (kids, spouse, still have some job committments hanging on - gotta dump those soon :rolleyes: ). Recently I was diagnosed with hypertension :scared: . I feel, unfortunately, that my choices in the past two years are directly influencing my health for the worse. I mean, I try to workout on some kind of regular schedule, but lets face it - it is getting harder and harder to fit it in and to control my schedule to any extent. I don't feel my diet is that bad, but obviously it's not great (too much prepared foods = lots of sodium).

Anyone else in this boat? Misery loves company :(
Persistent, high levels of the wrong kind of stress = health consequences. I am sure that you are not at all alone in this.
I always feel sorry for anyone who has kids in medical school or residency, esp. for women, since most men in our society still don't do a fair share of houesework & childrearing, even when the female partner works or studies full time. There are times when one has to demand more than a fair share from one's partner, and med school is one of those times.
It sounds like you need to cut some things out of your life: extra jobs, non-essential school activities (i.e. committees, clubs), bad food, time spent being a wife/mom. Either that or buy stock in heart medicine companies. I'm not being snide, just realistic about what a change would really mean.

Best of luck (and health) to you
 
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