Sunday, September 09, 2012
It has been such a long time since my last blog. So, much has happened since I last wrote, that I will just talk about me today. I received my test results back and they were all wonderful. My doctor was very happy and said, "I would be happy to give these test results to any of my patients". I was quite surprised. I had expected some improvement but not glowing test results. She also wrote out a new prescription for my BP med where I will take essentially half a pill twice a day instead of once. This has helped tremendously so I don't feel dizzy so often.
August was such a difficult month for me. My hay fever has been terrible. I have felt so exhausted all the time that it has been a struggle just to log in and chart what I have been eating. Exercise has mostly consisted of walking.
My birthday was August 24th and my Dad died August 25th. I spent the last two days of his life nursing him and giving him his meds. I am glad I could be there for him and glad everyone had a chance to say goodbye. He took his last breath in my Mom's arms as she gave him a hug. I don't have words right now to express how I feel. But will need to write more later. There is I think more that I need to share.
Missing two days of sleep, however has done a real number on my BP. I can even feel my heart racing. At times it goes up to 120. Exercise and rest have been the two things that have been helping the most. I have begun my jogs on the treadmill and this really helps with the racing heart.
This Thursday the 13th of September is my daughter's surgery and my parents wedding anniversary. So, right now I will continue this journey as I began it, just one step ahead each day. It feels too overwhelming to do more.