15,000-19,999 SparkPoints 16,926

Still Lurking Around the Place

Monday, April 02, 2012

Yes, I'm still lurking around, just haven't been posting much lately. Miss and love you guys, hope to see you more in the coming month. Why? Because after a little health scare (BP spikes to dangerous levels) I am taking a month or so off work to regroup, get back into serious fitness and to look for a job with less stress.

Last week, after another confrontation with my boss that he refuses to address a problem employee, I was driving home from work and just felt funny. Dizzy, light-headed and a headache, I pulled into a Fire Station and asked them to check my BP. Shocking numbers confronted me - 208/122! The sweet paramedic/FF looked at me and said "ma'am you're going to die. Please let us take you to the emergency room?" I declined, said my doctor was right down the road so I went to her office. To make a long story short I did end up in the emergency room later that night. After an evening of observation and a stack or prescriptions I headed home with a very frightened husband to say the least.

So . . . here I am. A few doctor visits later, blood-work, tests and a BP machine at home to keep an eye on things, I am doing OK. A very different perspective on things to say the least. I now am VERY careful what food I put in my mouth, what events I give effort to and most of all WHO I let bother me.

I am in search of a new boss but for now I am enjoying the five precious weeks I have to get better. I chose the time, and thankfully its all paid for (Thank God State government is generous with its time off policy!) and feel like this time is a gift to regain my health and start over.

I'll be blogging more, this is just letting you know I'm here and more rarin' to go than ever!
Share This Post With Others
Member Comments About This Blog Post
    wow, scary for you! Did they feel that you had undiagnosed chronic high BP? Meaning, what was the predicted cause of the hypertensive episode?
    2174 days ago
    Wow - God was looking out for you and got you in the right place at the right time. Glad everything basically turned out ok and you are on the road to recovery and changes. Keep well and good luck on your continued journey! emoticon
    2178 days ago
    Feel better and it's a darn good thing you stopped to have your B/P checked!
    2178 days ago
  • Add Your Comment to the Blog Post

    Log in to post a comment

    Disclaimer: Weight loss results will vary from person to person. No individual result should be seen as a typical result of following the SparkPeople program.

More Blogs by JMACLIVES