6/30/16 Update

Resting Heartrate

When I awoke this morning I did what I often do, I looked at my fitness tracker data. The downward trend of my resting heartrate continues. On June 14th my resting heartrate decreased to 78bpm then increased to 81 by the 16th. It reached a peak of 82 on the 21st, the day after my biopsy, but has steadily decreased since then. I thought the decrease would have started on the 24th, the day the pain started to decrease. Yesterday my resting heartrate fell to 77bpm, the lowest since I started tracking it again. Eventually I will determine how to view the data from last year before the band of my tracker broke. I have noticed the last few days my heartrate when I first awake is in the mid 60s.

Why is all of this important to me? Since my first blood work on 4/8/16 I have been hyperthyroid. Without bloodwork my way of tracking this is through heartrate. As I heal my resting heart rate should eventually be around 72.

How Can This Help You?

When I was running watching my resting heartrate would help me determine if I had over trained. If you don’t have a tracker and want to get an idea of how you are doing, get your heartrate when you first wake up. If you record this a few times a week you will have a baseline. This is similar to taking your temperature a few times when you feel well. The normal human body temperature is not necessarily your normal. For me a normal temp means an elevated temperature.

Pain and Juice

I continue to maintain that the Carrot-Celery-Beet-Ginger juice assists in my pain reducing. I could be scientific about it and take it away to determine if the pain comes back. But being a little more human than that, meaning I don’t want pain, I am doing the opposite. I am not going to drink the other juice, all my juice today will be for pain. My belief is that pain is your body telling you something is wrong. If you give your body what it needs the pain should go away. If this juice is achieving this end, then I will give it more.

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Joshua Smith

I am the father of six beloved children and a husband to a lovely woman. I am also a follower of Christ, an electrical engineer in the power industry, a cancer fighter and a motorcycle rider

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