Friday, February 05, 2010
I was diagnosed with High Blood Pressure five years ago when I had a hysterectomy. Before then, my blood pressure was always on the low side. I take a small amount of a medication that I can't spell and my blood pressure has been under control.
Last week I was in the grocery store, picking up some prescriptions, when a man had just taken his BP on one of those machines. He asked if 189 was high! I said yes it was, but that maybe the machine was wrong. Since my BP is always below 120, I got on the machine and it said 137 over 90! I said the machine must be wrong. So a few days later I was in a different store and took my BP again, 147 over 100!!! So I was worried.
I just happened to have my 6 month check-up this morning. BP was 109 over 69! Yeah!! I also told my doctor about Spark. She had heard of it and thought it was great. I showed her my nutrient, calorie goals and she said they were all good. She also OKed me to add more exercise to my regimen. Yeah.
Lesson learned, just like putting my scale in the closet during the week, I'm now swearing off BP readings by anyone but my doctor.
This is Boomer, the Not-so-great Dane (half pit bull, half great dane). He is the beneficiary of all my walking. He's my walking partner and he's the dog that never gets tired or cold. If only he'd quit tugging!