Friday, February 15, 2013
I went to the cardiologist today. My blood pressure went up again since my visit last week with my family dr. It shot up to 180 over 104. Pulse was still good. All my bloodwork came back fine. They did an ekg and that came out okay. He also believes the swelling in my foot has to do with the blood pressure. They gave me a pill to try and bring my blood pressure down. It hadnt gone down by the time I left the dr office, so they started me on bp meds. I checked my bp at cvs tonight and their reading stated it went down to 142 over 102. I hope its right. I have to go check it everyday and then go back to the dr on tuesday for them to check. Next friday I am having ultra sounds done on my heart and kidneys since my bp is so high. I am not allowed to do any type of exercise until further notice and am on a low sodium, low carb diet. I am researching that because I am still learning about reading labels. So, for now I am going to work, resting as much as possible and praying for the best.