Friday, February 15, 2013
I was feeling good this week. I haven't had a problem with my blood pressure in a while. It was a usual day at work. I was at Mother's for lunch. Nothing stressful about it! I was sitting at the table and all of a sudden I felt really dizzy. I sat there until I felt like I could walk. I got to my car and drove to work. Before you get all upset about me driving. We have to try to keep things as "normal" for Mom with her Alzheimer's. You don't know how crazy she gets when she gets upset.
But I made it to work and ask my boss to check my BP. First time it was 140/118. Ten minutes later it was 134/110. Thirty minutes later it was 128/90. I went to the doctor and it was 140/108. I am suppose to be taking it easy tonight and keep an eye on it. They have changed my meds and I go back in 2 weeks. That is unless I get worse and I go straight to the hospital.
So much for my list of to do's.
It does put things in perspective. I need to get back to watching what I am eating and exercising more. Since I have started college I have let it slide. With work, family, mom and homework I have let taking care of me get pushed back. So I have to rethink and make a plan. I can do this I just have to plan my time better. After all if I don't take care of myself then I won't be able to do my job, or take care of others or finish my college to the level that is needed. So it comes down to if I can't take care of me I can't do what makes me......me.