Tue, 12/20/2016 - 13:27
I try and follow a balanced diet to maintain a healthy weight and keep my blood pressure and cholesteral in check. I have blocked femoral arteries and take Plavix. My main form of exercise is walking. I walk and walk and walk. According to my vascular surgeon, the walking has enabled my body to "create its own bypass" which assists in my circulation. My left foot still gets numb while walking, usually after one mile. But there was a point where I could not even walk a very short distance without numbness and pain.
I also have angiod streaks and after being thrown from a horse last year, I have given up horseback riding due to the increased risk of a bad bump on the head leading to further eye issues. I am still fortunate in that I do not need injections at this time.