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      Thursday, September 21, 2006

01:09 PM - 09/21/2006

The topic: Doctor’s appointment


I made my first doctor’s appointment in twenty years this morning.  I’ve been good about the woman doc, but not about the general health doc.

See, an hour or so ago, my left eye went wacky. It was like someone had shot a flash or I’d looked into the sun.   But that hadn’t happened.  Then my left thumb started to tingle.  Then it quit tingling and my left index finger started to tingle. 

Concerned, I took my blood pressure.  It was sky high.  So, I started cleaning litterboxes and I did the dishes, just in case something happened. And I took some calcium.  I called my old doctor and made an appointment, for Monday at 10:15.  Since both of my parents have/had high blood pressure, I guess I might be stuck on meds.  And I’m fat.  There, I said it.

Anyway, she said if things got really bad, to get to the Urgent Care that’s next to a major hospital in the area.  If Urgent Care can’t do anything, they’ll send me over to the hospital.  *sigh*

Anyway, dishes done, litterboxes cleaned, I laid on the sofa and took my blood pressure.  It’s come way down.   That’s good.


Update:  I took my BP at 1:35 and it was 120/83.  Not bad at all.  I wonder why it spiked like it did.  I find that very odd.  At the suggestion of the nurse, I’ll be sporadically taking my pressure and writing it down to take with me on Monday.

Last Thursday night I was up still around 1am (so really Friday morning) and I started getting this pressure and ache in my chest through to my back and then my jaw was hurting and I’m thinking I’m having a heart attack - 36 and having a heart attack.  Then I thought, no, the litter box needs cleaned and the kitchen is a mess and….  Whatever it was went away after several minutes and hasn’t come back.  I hope things go well for you at the doctor on Monday.  I’m overdue for the dentist and the woman doctor (ugh).

Posted by Lisa @ Friday, September 22, 2006 - 6:55:37 AM

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