Visit with the new doctor
I did get a bit of good news, though:
Granted, that is with BP medication but I don’t think I have ever seen numbers like that. I went to a new doctor’s office this morning and my BP was in a normal range when they took it. Normally it is high when taken at the doctor’s office.
The new doctor and office was great, vastly different from the chaos I have had to endure at the other place. I told the doctor that my ultimate goal was to not have to take BP medications. He told me that if I keep going the route that I am going then he doesn’t see why that could not happen. Much better news than what the last doctor said. Since I had elevated liver enzymes during a previous visit, this new doctor opted to draw blood (which I expected and planned for) and I am actually looking forward to getting the results back so that I can compare with my last.
It is tough being patient with this, but I keep telling myself “trust the process, trust the process”. It took me nearly 35 years to wreck my body. Keep in mind that a little over a year ago, my BP was 200/106. I remember having 3 nurses check it, my wife afraid that I would be admitted to the hospital, and being given a pill and not allowed to leave until it started to come down. So I am certainly making progress. This is not and has never been strictly about losing weight. Its about being healthy. And it is going to take time to get to my final destination. But the good news is that I have it in sight and I know I will get there.
Our little one was feeling better yesterday afternoon and evening, and both girls slept through the night (amazing in itself), but Emily woke up this morning not feeling good again. Amazing what a sick child does to you. This week has really been off track for both my wife and I and we are already worn down from it. Because she was up all night sick the night before last, neither of us got sleep. Neither of us exercised. Today is my normal rest day, but I feel like I have cabin fever. I am going to have to make time today to go do something or I may just go insane.
Got a text from my wife saying she was heading home… Sick. Going to be a long night.
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- runningwithguts said:Awesome news! And that regardless of whether or not you’re on medication, in my book. Sorry to hear about your sick ladies. Hopefully everyone is healthy again soon!
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