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  1. Is the hypertension chronic? is it something you've had for a while? If not, it could have resulted from the pain and stress of the situation so monitor carefully once you feel things are 'back to normal' so you don't end up with a drop in your BP. Why blood thinner for the rest of your life? Did they do detailed coagulation studies and determine that you have some sort of congenital coagulation problem? After a one time event the docs may want to anticoagulate you for a set amount of time (+/- 6 months) and then wean you off. Also, please be careful of the blood thinner you choose. Many of the new drugs don't require frequent monitoring by lab studies but also can not be reversed in an emergency. Make the decisions that are best for you but be an educated consumer - especially when it comes to medications. Good luck.
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    Plan a Whole30 dream vacation

    Whenever we travel my husband and I try to rent an apartment. This gives us the ability to 'live like a local'. We get to experience local grocery stores and markets and interact with locals in a less touristy environment. My husband likes to cook so we don't necessarily worry about a personal chef - although daily housekeeping would be awesome! Not only does this way of travel make a Whole9 vacation more realistic it is often more economical than a typical hotel stay with every meal at a restaurant - so it may put your dream vacation within reach!
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    Don't over think this.

    Hey Amy, Unfortunately hospitals are not bastions of healthy eating! I did a clinical rotation at a facility that had a McDonalds! In our busy unit we often do not get a full sit-down lunch break. Many people resort to the 'running to the break room and scoffing a pack of graham crackers an some peanut butter' a few times a day in lieu of a real meal. Hence my victory with my eggy/muffiny things
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    Don't over think this.

    Thank you for this! I worked a rogue night shift this week (between day 2 and day 3 of my W30) and was having some guilt twinges regarding my every 2 hour egg/meat/coconut milk/veggie 'muffin' - but it allowed me to get through the night without having graham crackers and peanut butter (an ICU staff nutritional staple!). It's not what I do on a normal day, but I survived my shift with my W30 intact so it was a victory. I think we are very hard on ourselves sometimes. I was actually feeling GUILTY about the 'egg muffings' because I felt I was 'snacking'. Then I remembered that we hear a lot about context here. And in that moment (or those 12 hours) I was doing what I had to do to maintain my W30. And I felt better. Yay me!!