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My Body Hates Me.

Went to the doctor for a first time in a while today.
Nothing specific, just a general check-up, and getting reacquainted with my old doctor that I'd really liked back when I used to have Group Health. Turns out, it's been almost 10 years since I saw her (we were both in our 30s then!), but it was nice to talk with a familiar face, who had obviously looked at my chart and refreshed her memory.

The bad thing is that for whatever reason, my blood pressure has decided to be high again. I had a bout of slightly higher blood pressure a couple years ago, but we thought it was tied in with a nasty sinus infection.

Today? 191/108. I walked out with medication and instructions to acquire a sphygmomanometer. Oh, and diet, exercise, decreased sodium.

It's odd, because I'm actually probably more relaxed than I have been in years. I love my job, I love my house, I love my husband. Life is good.

Stupid blood pressure.



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Oct. 23rd, 2007 01:44 am (UTC)
I'm glad everything else in your life is OK, and that it wasn't so high that we have to visit you at Group Health. I have a great big frowny face for that... you don't need high BP any more than I do. 8(

If your insurance covers First Choice Medical Supply as a vendor, they are the best place to order the BP monitor from. They'll give you one of professional quality, rather than one of the little home monitors you're more likely to find at drug stores. It's worth the extra expense to get one that does the job right.

Sending hugs and healthy wishes your way... SMOOOOSH!

Oct. 23rd, 2007 02:50 am (UTC)
Yikes! Stupid blood pressure. I've heard that it can be totally genetic, too. Did your parents have high bp?
Oct. 23rd, 2007 06:39 am (UTC)
Hard to say--being adopted. I can track down one side, and probably should.

I know my maternal grandmother (who I knew as Mom) had blood pressure issues. (and, as we were going through the checklist heart issues, thyroid issues, depression issues, cancer issues...pretty much the whole gamut).

At least my doctor said she's not convinced about the link between moderate amounts of caffeine and elevated blood pressure. I think giving up caffeine would be even more stressful than just having hypertension! :)

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