Ever since my visit to the dr. yesterday where my blood pressure was, "way too high", I've been aghast. Well, rather I've been aghast ever since I googled 'high blood pressure'. Now I knew that this was something serious since my mom took high blood pressure meds, my sister does and so does my honey but never thought this could be a problem for me.
All my life, I've had low blood pressure...the dr/nurse often has had to take the reading a couple of times to get an accurate one. I think, having read all the dire warnings on the Google searches, my blood pressure is even higher than ever! Those are some scary things that can happen to a person if the pressure remains high and is not treated.
The dr. seemed to think this is a quirk since my last reading about a month ago was perfectly fine. I have to keep a blood pressure diary for a week, checking it every couple of days at the same time. I'm also working on diet and, thanks to one suggestion, petting my cats even more which they are loving!
So, next Wed. a.m. I go back, diary in hand and with lower pressure I am hoping. That is the morning I get my female check up, and that afternoon, just to finish off a perfect day, I am scheduled for my mammo and a bone density test.
I am at great risk of sounding like my late great Aunt Elfie who was a chronic complainer about her health...but I just want to add that this getting older is a bitch!