Do you have problems that require different eating and/or make it difficult to exercise? How is SparkPeople helping or what can we do to help?
I have sphygmomanometry-evoked allodynia :-) means the blood pressure cuff is excruciatingly painful so my blood pressure is off the charts. The nurse practitioner my husband and I saw a couple weeks ago suggested my getting a wrist monitor so I bought the top-of-the-line Omron one, with monitoring software (so I can print it out and take it to my doctor's) and internal software that makes sure my wrist is at heart level (one of the reasons medical people don't like wrist monitors, the position of one's wrist has to be a heart level and until recently there was no way to make that happen; now the monitor only works if it's in the right location).
So, I've been reading about blood pressure and working out plans to lower mine (exercise is the biggest help) and am having fun taking it at different times of day (and night, lol); the monitor also takes it 3 times and averages the scores for a reading (but records all 3 scores). The computer chart has a place for "notes" for each day so I'm putting what meds I'm taking (thyroid) and exercising I'm doing, etc. I'm having fun. My blood pressure is much better/more normal than at the doctor's and I know he'll be pleased with what I'm doing. I'm thrilled because now I won't keep getting lectures on how I need meds quite so often :-)
There is no pleasure worth forgoing just for an extra three years in the geriatric ward. ~John Mortimer
| Pounds lost: 4.6