Tuesday, November 9, 2010

What Goes Up...

Relative to how things were for my family say, two years ago, things have been a bit stressful lately.  I had thought that I was handling the stress pretty well.  It seems that I was wrong.  The day of Pam Leyerle's funeral, my blood pressure shot up.  It was something like 150/96.  I seriously thought that Brian was going to have to take me to the emergency room.  I decided to lay down for a while and see if it would go back down, and it did.  It was still a little high, though, even after resting.

Last week, while subbing at a middle school--which I enjoyed, by the way--I wasn't feeling quite right.  Though I was having a bit of congestion, I just felt odd.  I stopped off at CVS on the way home to check out my bp.  Guess what?  High again--150/94.  My blood pressure is usually in the neighborhood of normal, so I knew something wasn't right.  I have a family history of high blood pressure, so I called the doctor to set up an appointment.  He confirmed my suspicion, and said that yes, my blood pressure is high.  I started taking blood pressure medication yesterday.  Simple enough, right?

Not exactly.  I am one of those medicine sensitive people who can't take the regular dose of anything, so one pill knocked my blood pressure down into below normal. I've been battling lightheadedness and lethargy all day.  The doctor recommends half a pill, so I'll try that tomorrow. It's hard to say, because my blood pressure has been low to normal all day, despite not taking any medication today.  I'm watching my bp carefully, so we'll see.

Anyhoo...subbing the rest of the week. Tomorrow, I'll be a PPCD (Public Preschool for Children with Disabilities) teacher.  Thursday and Friday, I'll be a Special Ed. Aide.  I'm looking forward to it!

Many blessings,


1 comment:

  1. Not surprising considering your life for the last year or two. Take care of yourself, sweet friend!!