Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

(Photo: Buckwheat groats)

I am so sleepy I'm going to keep things brief. I went to the doctor today- my insurance provides a walk-in type of visit. My intention was to address the hair loss problem, possibly get my blood drawn, a referral to the nutritionist, etc. Unfortunately, after being called into the doctor's office I ended up waiting for over 30 minutes for the doctor to show up. No doctor ever arrived. I left in absolute annoyance. They probably still don't know I'm gone. It's hard for me to find time to see the doctor, so I don't know when I'll go back. Anyway, I did manage to have my blood pressure tested and was unhappy to see it at 114 over 90. The 114 is all right, but the 90 is higher than I expected, and higher than the last time I checked my blood pressure. I will have to keep monitoring it to make sure the diastolic measurement (the lower number, 90) improves. I haven't been able to find information specifically on diastolic hypertension- just a blurb on about.com, but I'd be interested in knowing more about it. Nurse Pam- are you out there?

1 comments:

Kristal said...

Maybe your blood pressure was up because of your frustration at waiting? I know my blood pressure is always terrible when I'm at the doctors office because I get nervous... I have to concentrate on deep breathing to calm myself down while they're testing me. Some drug stores (like Sav-Ons, if you have those there) have blood pressure monitors near the pharmacy. You could use those to periodically check up on yourself. Good luck!

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