We have hit another bump in the road-yesterday we had a doctors appointment concerning Rick's high blood pressure. It was noticed while we were in Ontario for his surgery, that is was on the high end of the scale. (160/100)
I have been monitoring it daily and charting for our doctor so he would have a good base line to judge from. Well it has been staying consistently high and our doctor started him on medication as of yesterday. Rick exercises regularly, eats well, stays away from salt etc etc is not over weight-I think he is his Mother's son..as she suffered with high BP for many many years.
Our Doctor stated he would have to monitor it monthly..he knows we are planning to roll out of here in a couple of weeks..he said he needs to watch it in case he has to increase or decrease the dosage.
I suggested I continue to monitor it daily and possibly email him results and he can tell me how much to increase or decrease? I think he thought I was cracking a joke..little did he know I was serious to say the least. I'm not a nurse but after taking care of Rick's mom for 16 years and knowing how to adjust her dependant upon her readings I think I can do this.
We return on Dec 19th for recheck..and I will continue to monitor daily from now until then, and hopefully we will get good news. Maybe this wee tiny pill will do its magic and level things out. Rick is adamant we are leaving come h*ll or high water..I am adamant we will have to wait and see.
We will carry on carrying on as if we are still 'rolling out'...you may as well 'laugh' as 'cry'...laugh and the world laughs with you-weep and you weep alone. It is what it is and we will just have to deal with it come what may! Regardless we will have to listen to the doctor I think.
Looks like you are all having a blast out there..I so enjoy reading all your blogs-I feel like we are right there with you.
Stay safe everyone!! Hope to see you down the road!
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