mpbser wrote:What does your doctor think about long term aspirin use? I have been using it for years (reversed heart disease with supplements, diet, and exercise) and husband has been on it ever since his heart catheterization last spring. I am wary about very long term use.
Utwo wrote: . . . considering diminished liver capacity, it probably still makes sense to adjust his diet . . .
mpbser wrote:Husband was not told to suspend the aspirin while he was on chemo. Thanks for the heads up. I will look into that. Husband probably has 2 - 4 more rounds. He's leaning towards 2, but we'll see what the docs say Feb 23rd.
I'm glad he's doing well. I really am. But I am just wiped out. I have my own health concerns that I have put on hold for months now while dealing with his. The next couple of months are completely filled with my work which is unfortunately the burden of my career. I work at home and he is often working at his company downstairs (or else in a nearby city at other business locations). So he is in and out all day while I need to concentrate. I need to get my carotid IMT (intima media thickness) measured by sonogram as soon as I get a break in my schedule. I was supposed to have it done in December. My lifestyle (not nearly exercising enough or eating well enough lately and last year's results showed a huge reversal in all the gains I made prior to meeting husband) tells me that I am not going to get good results.
I fear there is going to be a point in the not too distant future where I need to separate for my health and well being. My mother died at an age about a year or so from my age right now of massive stroke from blood clot that broke off from her left carotid. I have her inherited genetic mutation that predisposes me to hypercoagulation (sp?). If the IMT results show that the plaque has reached "vulnerable" territory, then something absolutely has to change. It will literally be a matter of life or death.
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