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@colleenyoung

Hi @inali, I can imagine that the delay for your triple valve surgery and CABG is a mixture of relief and worry. I'd like to bring fellow members into this discussion like @danab @heartbreaker @openheart2020 @harriethodgson1 and @jeanern01

@inali what are you doing to stay healthy and be ready for surgery?

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Thanks for asking Colleen. I’d love to get some recommendations for keeping mentally and physically healthy through this very frightening time.

I’m logging all my food using “Lose-it”, an app that allows me to set goals for weight, exercise, calories, and each individual nutrient. I especially watch my sodium, water, and fiber. I have not been exercising, but did a little walking today. I plan to be more intentional with that. I need to wean myself from watching and reading the news for hours and hours each day. I won’t give it up entirely since I know it’s important to be informed. But too much time spent focused on the enormity of this Crisis – especially when individuals are mostly powerless to have an impact on its spread or duration – is a recipe for panic. And panic intensifies stress which batters the immune system. None of us can afford to compromise that.