Friday, March 28, 2014
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Friday, March 21, 2014
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Monday, March 17, 2014
I am 3 days past the scary ER visit. I am not taking the blood pressure medication. I am keeping a close check on my blood pressure and it's been good. Always under 130 top and 90 bottom. I do random checks to see the range. I am also looking at my blood sugar levels. I am doing very random checks . I had dinner and checked it right away and it was 166. I rode my exercise bike for 5 minutes at 6 mph, then checked it again and it was 116! Friday morning at 7 am was the last time I had caffeine. I am starting to feel better and no headaches. I slept so deep last night that the alarm clock was at half power when I noticed It . I normally would wait for it to go off before getting out of bed.
Friday, March 14, 2014
All is well! The tests show everything is great. I do have a blood pressure elevation above normal. I had a perfect storm of sorts. A lot of high fiber food in the past 12 hours, the raisins with my oatmeal may have contributed to a spike in blood sugar, and my blood pressure spiked while I was having lunch.
The plan to deal with this scenario. I will be more vigilant in exercise. I will continue to slowly increase my fiber intake. I will totally remove caffeine from my daily diet. I will loose 20 to 30 pounds and keep it off. To many natural remedies can be a problem if you don't know what you are taking. Some herbs can cause higher blood pressure and sugar. They can cause an adverse reaction with prescription drugs. The root of today's ordeal may never be fully understood. What needs to change is clear.
I have been placed on blood pressure medication in February. I have not tolerated the first one. I was switched to another. The side effects of these things is ridiculous. They can actually cause a heart attack or stroke! So today at lunch I felt like a gas bubble was trying to blow past my diaphragm. This causes chest pain and then the mind starts running wild with everything I have read. So it's off to the emergency room. The EKG was extremely good, I think they said excellent. I am waiting on blood work and e - rays to be deciphered. I guess it is time for more fruit and vegetables and exercise. I see the homemade vegetable juice coming back into my diet on a regular basis.
Monday, March 10, 2014
Saturday, March 8, 2014
I return to the workplace of the house cleaner and tell her that I have a new vacuum just like the one she has always wanted waiting for her. There are 30 new cleaning towels and all the supplies she could ever want on hand. I even bought a steam cleaner to make cleaning the sinks and toilets a breeze. I gave her a key and pass code to the house so she did not need to have someone open the house for her. I had flowers delivered to her workplace with a note that read. "I am sorry that the schedule was screwed up and there is a box of fancy chocolates with a $100 bill on top of it should she be able to come and clean before the wife arrives at 4:00 PM"......... I just received a text saying not to worry it would be done and a clean house would greet the wife upon her arrival....
Friday, March 7, 2014
The rain has been falling since yesterday evening. The temperature has been holding around 34 degrees. The power crews are working hard to keep the power on. The emergency crews are responding to trees down all over the area . We are looking for a high of 38 degrees today. Tomorrow is supposed to be great with a high of 68!
Thursday, March 6, 2014
New Years Day 2014
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
We replaced the glass on the left last week. The cold weather has been hard on older plate glass windows. All the stress from years of sun and wind as well as the vibration from passing traffic makes it a ticking time capsule of failure. Today was the day it had enough and fractured.