I thought that my oldest starting school was going to be a big deal. Who knew that I was going to have to make the most changes?
I went to the Dr Tuesday, for a minor problem (seriously – it was an infected hangnail of all things!), only to find out I had a BIGGER problem. I have hypertension – high blood pressure. When the nurse first took my blood pressure, and it was 186/116, I was mildly concerned – I had just run from one end of the urgent care to the other when I heard my name called. But when they took it again after I had rested a bit, it was STILL high – 175/95. That’s when I began imagining chest pains, dizzyness (well, outside of the normal), and blurry vision (you DID know I have a vivid imagination, right?). Fast forward to seeing my primary care Dr yesterday (whom I LOVE-funniest Dr evah!), and the news wasn’t any better. So blood pressure medication is now a part of my routine.
The GOOD news is the Dr is VERY optimistic that as I continue to lose weight (16 down, xx to go!), a lot of the issues I have been experiencing, INCLUDING the high blood pressure, will resolve. I am going to be upping the ante a bit with my diet and exercise – I am still doing Weight Watchers (I loved the Wendy Plan, but always forgot whether I was on a low or high point day), and have added yoga (the Oxygen Network has a FABULOUS yoga program called “Inhale”- I have a few of them tivo’d so I can do it whenever I want), and walking to my routine as well.
*Sigh* – growing old is a PAIN…in lighter news though, I am totally rockin the Sarah Palin bangs (excuse the dreadful webcam pic- oh, and the zit! 😉 )