I now have cardiologists that I will be seeing for the rest of my life.  I also have tons of pills (like 8 of them) that I have to take everyday for the rest of my life.  The doctors told me “no more dairy or fried foods”.  I took it a step further and am trying to be a pescetarian vegan.  I may have made that up – but I am cutting out all animal products except for fish/seafood.  Not sure how long this can last.  I may end up changing to vegan entirely.  

So far, I’ve tried a vegan cheese – so I could eat grilled cheese.  Instead of butter, we used olive oil to toast the bread on the stove.  I don’t think the cheese had any flavor, but otherwise, it was just like a grilled cheese.  

Other meals I’ve tried:  Cuban Beans and Rice (found a recipe online), Crabmeat pasta salad, Baked Salmon with rice, guacamole, and tuna fish with vegenaise.  I’ve also switched to Almond Milks – I especially love their Chocolate Milk!!

I also have to weigh myself everyday, which I’ve always done anyway.  If I gain more than 2 pounds a day or more than 5 pounds in a week, I have to contact my doctor because that means my body is retaining fluid.  I’ve had a problem with this for a couple of years now, so I’m not sure how strictly this will apply to me, as I’ve been known to gain or lose 4 pounds in a day!!

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