Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Feeling "Puney"

As my Pap would say, "I've been feeling puney lately" For those of you that are not familiar with the term, it means that I haven't been feeling well. I have no energy and I've had a headache for 3 days, so yesterday I finally called the Doctor. I had an appointment today at 9:30 and boy was I dreading it! Dr. M has been our family doctor since we've been in Greenville and I really have a lot of faith in him. It's just that he thinks weight loss is the answer for everything. I believe you could go see him for a stumped toe and he would tell you that you need to lose weight. I already know that I need to lose weight and after today's visit, I'm more determined than ever to lose it. Dr. M laid it on the line for me today. He diagnosed me with Stage 2 Hypertension, the worse it could be. He said that if I didn't do the things necessary to get my Blood Pressure down, I would be a likely candidate for a Stroke. So yeah...he shook me up.

So...#1-bye bye salt,
#2-hello diet.
I also had to buy a BP monitor. He wants me to take my BP reading daily and keep it on a chart. And last but not least, BP medicine, actually an ACE inhibitor( breaks down enzymes so the blood can flow easier to my heart).
I was instructed (and this is the best part) to do NOTHING for at least 2 days... except rest. Now That will be a piece of cake...(rice cake of course)


Anonymous said...

Thankfully it was something that can be controlled by diet and medication. Hopefully, you'll feel better soon.

Love ya--

Josh said...

Maybe it will be a blessing in the end. I'm just glad you found out before something bad happened! I love you, i hope you feel better soon!