well , had my heart cath tuesday, almost had to cancel because friday night i went to bed and woke up puking sick as dog , all day and all day sunday , could not keep nothing down , then monday it was gone . locally they said there was bad stomach virus going around and it was aweful . it also made me not be able to breathe . then wife got it also . then i saw on news were 150 students in raleigh came down with similar symptoms . all went well except my cardiologist was an hour late so i was waiting and last one for the team that morning. even got a cool dvd of the procedure and he said everything looked fine for my age of 41 . obviously wants me to keep eating right and lose some more weight and excerise . worst part was sitting there for 2 hours waiting for it to clot . the endocopy i have done 4 times a year is a whole lot worse. even thou my inner thight has a big black bruise its not to bad. since cutting out soda drinks , eating more veggies and chicken , ive lost 30 pounds and i got about 20 to go , im 6 ft 198 right now . last year at this time i was 235 , and looking at some old pics im like jesus im fat. ive also cut out red meat to once a week . eating more oatmeal and fiber type stuff , and am on prescrip fish oil 4,000 mg daily. my cardio doctor said i dont need to be on a statin as my GP . wanted me on one . but its dropped also so hopefully my eating right will go along way. also we eat no more fast food , cut out completely.. thanks for the prayers and good thoughts that people sent me . the easiest thing to give up was soft drinks , i was surprised . fast food was kinda hard , eating healthier is definately more money but worth it .