And really tired.
And slightly short of breath.
And I'd knock down someone's grandma for a cigarette!
I also have a headache from the various meds, and 4 new ones to take.
One "anti-platelet" to prevent the stent from clogging up, two for "high blood pressure" which I've NEVER had (gonna talk to my regular Doctor about that tomorrow morning), and a different cholesterol lowering drug.
NO more smoking
NO more caffeine (we'll see about that one..)
GREATLY increased exercise when I'm able to get around better
LOSE ~50 pounds
NO driving for a few days (dear wife is taking me to Primary Care Provider tomorrow)
NO heavy lifting for a few months
NO stair climbing until cleared to do so (cool....keeps me OFF the launch platform!)
And a dietary change.
Since I married my sweetie, I *have* been eating much better than when I was by myself, so these coronary artery blockages probably go back years, and have been steadily closing down, and finally caught up with me.
Some of the weight gain I attribute to the workplace accident I suffered last August, which cut down my mobility in walking long distances.
When I was laid-off from Boeing back in 2009, and became a "House Husband", I dropped about 30 pounds, felt great, and my A1c was down to ~5.6 or so.
Within a few months of getting called back to work for the project's new owners, I'd gained the weight back, and my A1c was creeping upwards.
I respond very well to exercise to control my weight and diabetes, and I have to get back to the regimen I was on before I went back to work.
Early retirement is looking better every day.....