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Well crap my blood pressure had to show out today!!!

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.
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BE-THE-CHANGE 2/16/2013 8:17AM

    I would guess from your description about how your mother can get that your lunch was stressful and you didn't even realize it. You must be very anxious the whole time, trying to make sure she doesn't get upset.

Take care of yourself.
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EVER-HOPEFUL 2/16/2013 2:48AM

    take it easy love,listen to your dr.correct that donīt just listen also do what the dr says.hope you get better soon emoticon

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NGREGOR 2/15/2013 9:19PM

  Cindy, you can get past this. I went back to college with a needy husband, 3 kids, a dog, a full-time home, a full-time job and all family support 165 miles away.
You already know blood pressure is a little bit of an issue for you. My first thought is lunch with your Mom was a little stressful. I trust you have contacted your local Council on Aging and the local chapter of the National Alzheimer's organization. They will provide you with tons of info on the condition and resources for her as a Alzheimer's patient and you as a caregiver. The County may also have a Sr Citizen group. That will help your Mother. If you can't find all of the above, talk to an administrative person at any social service agency and ask questions.

One of the things I did while working/going to school etc, was take any evening we didn't have class and go some place I could sit, read/study, and drink diet pop without being thrown out or interfere with a waitstaff's tips.

Take care of yourself. You will be no good to yourself or anyone else. Don't give up the school. I almost did half-way through a class with only 2 to go to complete degree when my husband died very suddenly while we still had 2 kids at home. Fortunately I stuck with it and finished it off. You'll be stressed, you'll be pressed for time, and you'll have the expenses related to class. But you are setting an example for children and you'll never regret finishing your school, and it is a way to take care of yourself by having new faces to see, new people to talk with, new things to learn, and distraction from all of your other responsibilities.
I wish you well, Wonder Woman,
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CINDHOLM 2/15/2013 9:09PM

    YOU should come First!! Take care of you!! emoticon

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TRYINGTOLOSE64 2/15/2013 9:02PM

    Take care of that BP!! Watch your sodium intake and make sure you get enough potassium!!

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