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5/9/08 11:34 A

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Gina - That is a big bummer. I have never heard of a doctor wanting your records FIRST. Good luck. Have fun this weekend.

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5/9/08 12:40 A

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I'm trying to make that appointment before Friday but I've been having the hardest time. Ugh! We moved to TN Feb. 2007 and other than breaking my leg we haven't needed a regular doc. Trying to find one is impossible. The latest one I tried actually takes my insurance but wants to see my records from my previous doc in order to decide to accept me as a patient. I have no idea what's up with that. Tomorrow we are going out of town so this will have to wait till Monday. I'm bummed. emoticon

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5/7/08 3:13 P

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Lori...no not gone...just better. I just spent the last 6 days running around with my mom and dad (who were visiting) and I did not tape my foot. It feels a bit sore but the pain is not anywhere near what it used to be. I've heard PF takes a long time to heal but we will both get there soon! I've also heard that we can't go barefoot anymore...I'm soooo bummed about that.

Yikes! It sounds like you had a rough year last year too. Last year was supposed to be my year to lose weight. I was so depressed about my leg I gained weight instead. My new attitude is, 'What's done is done...moving forward now!'

You are so wise to keep an eye on your blood pressure where it's at now. I wish I would have headed the warning signs then...I knew better I was just in denial.

Love, Gina
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Starting Weight 9/12: 236
01. 09/19: 234
02. 09/26: 233
03. 10/03: 233
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09. 11/14:
10. 11/21:
TOTAL 10 WK LOSS:

BLC Spring into Action 2014: -15.6 POUNDS! :)
BLC Sizzling Summer Slimdown 2014: 2.4 Pounds :/


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5/7/08 9:43 A

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Gina - Glad to hear your PF is getting better (gone?). I am waiting for that day! I had a really bad year last year starting with tearing my ACL on Valentine's Day on my way in to work; and then pulling a muscle in my back in November and in bed for 4 days; then my feet! I need to recheck my blood pressure too; but at our health fair at work on 4/29, they told me it was 130/80. Not too bad. But, definitately something to watch.

Lori

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5/7/08 1:46 A

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Precious...thanks for the welcome! I'm glad your BP is down! Woo Hoo! I keep hoping (probably against hope) that I can do this without meds. Unfortunately, the genes are against me. :(

Ragssaman...thanks for welcoming me too! :D

Love, Gina
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Starting Weight 9/12: 236
01. 09/19: 234
02. 09/26: 233
03. 10/03: 233
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08. 11/07:
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10. 11/21:
TOTAL 10 WK LOSS:

BLC Spring into Action 2014: -15.6 POUNDS! :)
BLC Sizzling Summer Slimdown 2014: 2.4 Pounds :/


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5/7/08 1:43 A

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Hi Lori!

PF in BOTH feet! Ugh! Your poor, poor dear! I've been in so much pain with just my one foot I couldn't imagine doubling that. I hope PT helps you. I will be talking to my doc about PF at the visit I just posted about. I've mostly dealt with this on my own because the doc that helped me with my leg told me what it was and what to do. She said it would take a long time for it to go away. I was just going to go in for it when it finally started showing improvement.

I have a little BP machine that I need to get out and get back to taking readings on a regular basis again. I have to admit that I'm scared to do it. :(


Love, Gina
Laugh a lot, and when you're older, all your wrinkles will be in the right places!

BLC Fall Fitness Frenzy
Turquoise Titans
Starting Weight 9/12: 236
01. 09/19: 234
02. 09/26: 233
03. 10/03: 233
04. 10/10:
05. 10/17:
06. 10/24:
07. 10/31:
08. 11/07:
09. 11/14:
10. 11/21:
TOTAL 10 WK LOSS:

BLC Spring into Action 2014: -15.6 POUNDS! :)
BLC Sizzling Summer Slimdown 2014: 2.4 Pounds :/


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5/7/08 1:38 A

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Frannie, You are certainly NOT overstepping. I know I need to get in to a doc. I have been in before and have tried meds. I was on labetolol (sp?) for almost 2 years while I was nursing my son. They wanted to put me on regular BP meds after that but I found that I was allergic to the two that I tried. (Can't remember the name.)

Around that time we moved 4 states away and without medical. A month later I was derailed by a broken leg for a long time. Ever since then I've been taking 1000 mg garlic tabs 4 times a day and I do notice a drop in my BP but it's not like it should be. (I'm also taking other vitamins that are known for heart health but I don't have them on hand at the moment.) I avoid salt like the plague and I try to make sure my fiber intake is where it should be as well.

I said I was giving myself three months before I go on meds but I have finally found a doc that I'd like to try and I'm going to be making an appointment for a physical. I will discuss everything with him...even how long I have been putting this off and see if he thinks it's wise to try this three month thing.

In this three month trial I will be eating mostly no to low fat vegetarian. It's taken me a bit to get going but now that the final visitors (we've had so many visitors who love to take us out!) are out of the way I can finally follow through with my plan.

Thanks so much for your concern. I know what you said is wise advice and needed to be said. I've been procrastinating at this for far too long. At this point I hope and pray I do not end up paying such a high price.

I promise to make that appointment before Friday.

Love, Gina
Laugh a lot, and when you're older, all your wrinkles will be in the right places!

BLC Fall Fitness Frenzy
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Starting Weight 9/12: 236
01. 09/19: 234
02. 09/26: 233
03. 10/03: 233
04. 10/10:
05. 10/17:
06. 10/24:
07. 10/31:
08. 11/07:
09. 11/14:
10. 11/21:
TOTAL 10 WK LOSS:

BLC Spring into Action 2014: -15.6 POUNDS! :)
BLC Sizzling Summer Slimdown 2014: 2.4 Pounds :/


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4/28/08 9:05 P

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Hi Gina! My name is Precious. I joined SP on the 6th of this month and it has been awesome. My bp has been down to 112/70 since I found out how to eat properly with the help of spark. I take 50mgs of atenolol every night at bedtime. I am hoping to be weened off of the meds real soon. Welcome to sparks Gina. Hang in there girl and you will definitely seek what you're looking for. emoticon

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4/28/08 5:06 P

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Hi Gina. My name is Lori and I just found this group too. I had borderline high blood pressure with my first baby (7 years ago); I lost 35 pounds, and had normal bp with my second (who will be 4 in July). However, my gyn told me my bp was "a little high" but to watch it for a few months and then if it was still high to go to my regular MD for meds. So, here I am; wanting to lose the weight again to get the pressure down w/o meds. ALSO, I am being treated for planters facitis in both feet. It IS very painful. I have the inserts, and am going to physical therapy. Tomorrow is my second appt.

Depending on what your numbers are, I would wait as well and try to lose the weight; however, keep going to a pharmacy or drug store and use their machines to keep an eye on it.

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4/28/08 4:18 P

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Hi Gina, I'm glad you are joining us! I hope I am not overstepping but I would suggest you go ahead and see your Dr and get on meds now. HBP is not something you want to mess around with, if it is only borderline then it is not too bad but if it is really high you can always be taken off medication if weight loss helps. I just worry about the stress on your body when you BP is high.

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4/28/08 4:16 P

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4/28/08 4:14 P

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Hello my fellow Mom's w/HPB!

I'm Gina and I came down with HBP after my bonus baby son who is now 4yo. (I had him 10 years after my dd who was an only child up till then.)

I had pre-eclampsia with my dd but my BP stabilized shortly after I had her. I fully expected pre-eclampsia with my ds but my pregnancy was perfect with very little weight gain.

After I had my ds I got very ill. My BP skyrocked through the roof and I was out of it for 36 hours. I remember hearing the nurses whispering about me as if my condition was grave (it was). They treated me as if I had pre-eclampsia and gave me magnesium sulfate and that seemed to help. My BP has not come down ever since.

I'm at the point where I'm going to have to either change the way I eat, exercise and hope that brings my BP down or I will have to go in for meds. I am going to start by giving myself 3 months. I hope I am not making a mistake by not going on meds now.

Last year was going to be my year to lose weight but then I broke my leg and ended up with plantar fasciitis (very painful). I'm still struggling with plantar fasciitis but it has improved greatly. I broke down and bought some inserts made for it and there has been a lot of improvement. Then I finally started taping my foot and that makes my foot almost totally pain free! I can walk again and I'm thrilled! So this this year is my year to lose this weight...permanently!

Anyway...that's my story and why I'm here. I look forward to getting healthy with you all.


Love, Gina
Laugh a lot, and when you're older, all your wrinkles will be in the right places!

BLC Fall Fitness Frenzy
Turquoise Titans
Starting Weight 9/12: 236
01. 09/19: 234
02. 09/26: 233
03. 10/03: 233
04. 10/10:
05. 10/17:
06. 10/24:
07. 10/31:
08. 11/07:
09. 11/14:
10. 11/21:
TOTAL 10 WK LOSS:

BLC Spring into Action 2014: -15.6 POUNDS! :)
BLC Sizzling Summer Slimdown 2014: 2.4 Pounds :/


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