Medical update

Friday, March 2, 2012

So the last week has been insane and I have not been blogging as I would like to. But I did want to post an update to my last post regarding my health scare. I noticed it was the most read post ever on this blog, which makes me happy because it is so important for us to share our stories and educate others in the process. Going to the doctor for preventive reasons is so important. We have to keep up with how our bodies are doing no matter how scared we are of knowing the unknown. You might just save yourself a major disease or ailment by finding out early on thru preventive doctor visits.

As for me, after 5 days of no Motrin, caffeine, alcohol and meds, my blood pressure has gone down dramatically. I didn't post it before but when I went to the doctor the first time, my blood pressure was 259/126. He was surprised I had not had a stroke yet.  **gasps**  It is now down to 189/93. So I am getting there. Doctor gave me another pill to accompany the one I am already taking and he gave me the green light to some activity. But I still have to remain calm and not stress out too much.  And I also found out I am anemic. I had no idea.

I'm feeling good, though! The heart palpitations are gone. I'm still going to the cardiologist next week to get an echo and make sure that any damage to my heart murmur is not bad. I have my fingers crossed. But I have also made the promise to myself to never let myself get to this point ever again. I love myself way too much to kill myself unintentionally by not taking care of myself.

So with that said, happy Friday! Hug yourself today and do something that makes you smile. The weekend is upon us! :)

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